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Problems with BookMooch notifications?

The past few days when I try to notify folks that their books have been sent (via the Pending tab on Book Mooch), they get bounced back to my regular e-mail. This morning I received an email from someone from whom I mooched a book and she wrote me directly because she was having the same problem with notifications. Anyone else? I am wondering if this is something I need to contact my 'Net source with, or if it is a BookMooch glitch. Thanks for any input!

Lynne
8 days ago
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(2 days ago)Interestingly, while mooch notification emails have all been bouncing, I've been getting emails about updates to this thread just fine. I really don't know what to make of that.
Andraya
(2 days ago)yahoo has recently changed the way it accepts (or doesn't accept) certain types of email. I haven't heard about a similar problem with gmail?
Cara
(2 days ago)Ditto what Andraya and Jennifer have said.
Jennie
(2 days ago)Jennifer - actually, at least one message that I sent to a gmail user bounced as well.
Andraya
(2 days ago)I noticed the exact same thing as Andraya. I'm not getting any notifications and they aren't in my spam folder either, plus everything I've accepted has bounced. I use a Yahoo email address and everything that has bounced has been to Yahoo users as well.
Jennifer
(6 days ago)I've been having the same problem for several days.
Phyllis
(7 days ago)You can contact tech support and ask them to look into the issue. My emails have been going through fine, so it could be related to your email provider. If you get a bounced back email, find the email address embedded in the header and email them directly from your email and the email should go through. Many email providers look at Bookmooch emails as spam.
Cara
(8 days ago)I have been having the exact same problem! I just today realized it when I noticed that I had a new mooch that I never got a notification about. I looked in my spam to see if it was there, but it wasn't. What was, however, there were a number of notifications of bounced messages that apparently never made it through bookmooch to their intended recipients. This page https://help.yahoo.com/kb/SLN7253.html?impressions=true is yahoo's page for the error that it gave me. It sounds like something is going wrong with bookmooch's mail servers in some way.
Andraya
save for later list?

I have a few things on this list that I would like to move to my regular wishlist, but I cant figure out how to even get there! I can see that I can add things from the books detail page and then immediately choose to add that one book to my wishlist...but how do I access the 7 or so books just sitting on the save for later list ? Thanks.

Megbomb
1 year ago
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(11 days ago)Thanks, Cara, found it! Have now managed to refine both my wishlist and my save-for-later by a few books.
jacquie
(12 days ago)Yes, on your saved for later list, use the pull down menu on the upper right and select export.
Cara
(13 days ago)Is there a way to export my Save-for-Later list, in the same way as I can my Wishlist?
jacquie
(1 year ago)Found it =/ Lol
Megbomb
App or website to keep track of books owned

Since joining BM and PBS and regular visits to Goodwill, I have amassed a huge library for my home. Most I want to keep long term. Some will be passed on after I read them at some point. Especially for my kids, I have tried to collect all books from a series. Some series have 50+ books to them all with similar titles and covers. I have tried a few apps/sites to help store my listing of what I own, but none seem to work well. My memory fails me and I end up with duplicates. I pass those on here at BM when someone is wishing, but I would like to stop doing that just because I cannot keep track of what I already have.

Can anyone recommend a good site or app that will let me easily catalog my library? Preferably, I want to be able to take a photo of the isbn barcode and have the app find the book for me and then I just add it or I want to upload a spreadsheet of isbns like we can do here on BM for wishlists and bookshelf.

Thanks!

Good problem to have: too many books!

Ivy Hostetler
22 days ago
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(20 days ago)I have an app on my iPad... My Library. It can record both books and DVDs. It can find book info based on a scanned barcode or manual entry.
Gretchen Ann
(22 days ago)I use Goodreads and they have an app that you can use with your smartphone to scan the books in by barcode.
Sarah
(22 days ago)Librarything is good - Goodreads is also excellent, plus they have very good Android/Ios apps.
Sophie Houston
(22 days ago)Librarything.com works best for me. I believe you can get a bar code scanner that works with Librarything that lets you scan all your books in quickly. I haven't got that ambitious yet, but may when I retire. I just went through a pile of books and pulled out quite a few duplicates, so can sympathize with your problem!
Cara
(22 days ago)I have "All My Books" ( http://www.bolidesoft.com/ ). You can enter ISBN numbers one at a time or "paste in" an entire list. It even supports a hand scanner (even the Cue Cat which you can get for 5 or 6 dollars from eBay). It then searches each isbn and creates a database of more info than you could ever use along with lots of export options (text, excel, html...). Unfortunately this is NOT a phone app. The data handling is much too much for a phone. You will need a laptop or desktop computer for this one. The free version only allows one database and limits HTML exports, but I used it that way for a long time. Paid version (for life) is about $40. If you insist on a phone app, try https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/my-book-list-scan-isbn-barcode/id443391908?mt=8 , not sure how much this one is (free version is locked to 3 books). wc
Wayne C.
Readers Digest Condensed books

Is there a numbering system for these? I cannot find any number on the books themselves.

Carolyn J
1 month ago
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(1 month ago)Carolyn, If you go to www.librarything.com/series/Reader's+Digest+Condensed+Books and then click on the individual volume number, it will list the authors and titles in that volume. John
John Vernon Scott
(1 month ago)I read many of these condensed books as a kid while spending summers with my grandparents. I'm sure they had a lot to do with developing a wide interest in various types of books and many different authors. Reading this string of messages, I was bothered because I remember these books always having volume numbers and years marked on them. Dug a little and found two volumes here. Sure enough, if you remove the dust jacket, at the bottom of the spine is year and volume number (1-4) for that year. Further, on the reverse of the title page below all the copyright information there is a sequential volume number--in this case mine is FIRST EDITION: Volume 230. But wait! Just looked on the title page and at the bottom it also shows the year and volume. Hopes this helps you to document what you have.
Linda Williams
(1 month ago)Primarily I am trying to find out how to look for a book or author amongst these volumes. I can't organize them by author, or topic/genre.But I like the wide range they encompass allowing me to quickly acquaint myself with authors I would not otherwise read. I have about 130 and often see them in 2nd hand shops, then I have no idea which ones I already have.
Carolyn J
(1 month ago)www.librarything.com/series/Reader's+Digest+Condensed+Books This is a list of 1950 through 1997 if it is of any help.
John Vernon Scott
(1 month ago)Aha, the light dawns. You are looking for RD books. Although they are not posted, I have tons. At least my mother does. She is 93 and can't see well enough to read anything except Kindle books with HUGE type. I think she started her subscription with Vol 1. I'm sure they didn't bring them with them to Florida, so 1950 to 1970 or so is gone. Allowing for loans that never came back and other calamities, there should be a virtually complete set from 1970 to the latest one issued. We just cancelled the subscription this month. Email me a want list if you want and we can probably work something out. wayne
Wayne C.
(1 month ago)Thank you very much. I looked at those 2 articles in Wikipedia and that is just what I am looking for. It is a shame the books themse4lves aren't numbered so that I can easily see which ones I have and which ones to look for.
Carolyn J
(1 month ago)There is no searchable numbering system for them. RD has so far published about 320 volumes (4 a year since 1950). The best listing is in two Wikipedia articles: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reader%27s_Digest_Condensed_Books which covers 1950 to 1997 and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reader%27s_Digest_Select_Editions which covers 1997 to the present. If you want to post them, unfortunately you will have to hand enter each one. My mom has literally hundreds of them, that's how I know!!! I have an Excel sheet that covers the first 309 issues (to 2010) with date, volume and contents. If it would be helpful, I'll email it to you. wc
Wayne C.
Maps On Profiles

Hi, I've been mooching for a few years, and have seen maps on some peoples profiles. Since I've been sending books all over the place, I was considering adding a map to my profile too. How would I go about it?? I don't want to email people directly that already have them, cuz I don't want to bother anyone, but thought if I posted my question here maybe it'd help other people too. Thanks!!!!

Michelle
1 month ago
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(1 month ago)Thanks, will definitely be checking them out!!!
Michelle 
(1 month ago)virtual tourist
donna
(1 month ago)Venice travel guide
Miss Daisy
(1 month ago)Try here: http://www.world66.com/myworld66
Cara
How long do you wait before reminding...

I've requested some books and can see that the person has been active in the last day or so. It has been almost a month since they accepted my mooch, but they haven't sent it. How long do you wait to remind them??

Tanya Hemmesch
1 month ago
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(1 month ago)You might check the book owner's history and see if she/he has been sending book recently. You can see if the owner had a lot of mooches requested and perhaps is working on getting them out. This happens to a lot of new members and to people who post a lot of inventory all at once. If there aren't other mooches pending and/or the owner hasn't been sending, I would be more aggressive about e-mailing and reminding and, finally, cancelling, than if my book is just stuck in a backlog.
Maggie
(1 month ago)Rather than sending a reminder, you might send an email with a slightly friendlier tone. I usually remind after a couple of weeks if the acceptance email gave no indication of a delay.
Cara
Adding categories and topics

I'm sure this suggestion has been made, but is there a reason why BookMooch does not allow us to categorize books?

When I try to browse through the 6000 books in Australia, I simply give up looking for the "literature" that I'm interested in, with mostly popular fiction, some business and non-fiction, and some science fiction.

I really like the concept of BookMooch and have give away around 5 books... but I really have tried and can't find the patience to go through lists of lists of books that I'm not interested in.

A better search engine would really be of benefit to not only me, but I'm sure MANY BookMooch users.

andyquan
1 month ago
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(1 month ago)I don't even try to browse other than to search for specific titles and authors I've identified elsewhere. I maintain a very long wishlist and mooch books from my wishlist when they become available. This has allowed me to mooch plenty of books.
Maggie
(1 month ago)Cara. Those are good suggestions. Hope John can do some categories for us too!
andyquan
(1 month ago)I have always found I have better luck looking through the inventories of members who share my interests (have mooched books from me, that I have mooched from or have the same books on their wishlist that I do). John mentioned about a year ago that an improved database was on his to do list.
Cara
(1 month ago)P.S. Like someone below says "Browsing within Bookmooch is an exercise in futility. The database is so full of nonsense"
andyquan
books not received

Once again I have a book on my sent list that has been there 2 months and 29 days and no acknowledgment. The member was very active before the mooch but seems to have just stopped coming on to the site.
There is no potion to get it off my list so what can I do?
Thank you to any moochers who can help me.

carol peace
2 months, 27 days ago
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(1 month ago)Thank you Sarah, It did seem rather odd and if I am honest reader0 seems to have a very bad impression of bookmooch, it's a shame as I have only ever had 1 not received although had to remind people on occasions.
carol peace
(1 month ago)Carol - I don't think Reader0's comment is about you and I am not sure why they posted it in reply to your question. Reader0 - the book was only mailed 9 days ago. I suggest waiting the 28 days the PO estimates before you assume they have not mailed it.
Sarah
(1 month ago)I am sorry have I done something wrong? I have sent these books ages ago and the mooch was accepted after the reminder.
carol peace
(2 months, 26 days ago)ok thank you Cara I will do that
carol peace
(2 months, 26 days ago)Click the "remind" button. Wait six weeks. A forced received button will appear. (Assuming domestic mooch, international takes longer). Don't click remind again, this resets the clock.
Cara
question

we had requested a book from a member on 2/11
it was accepted to be sent on 2/15
the person we tried to mooch from requested the book on 2/18
this person received the book on 2/25

and when we cancelled because it had been three weeks - he claims he sent it?

Now we don't get it why would someone mooch a book that is supposed to be in their inventory and then claim it was mailed?

any comments would be helpful, thanks

Miss Daisy
1 month ago
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(1 month ago)The edition you requested was a hardcover. The edition the member mooched was a paperback. Perhaps they are replacing their hardcovers with paperbacks? Or perhaps it was a mistake (I've mooched a book or two that I have already read or actually own by mistake before). I think it is unlikely that the member listed a book in their inventory, had you mooch it, and then mooched the same title intending to mail it to you. There would be nothing to gain by this transaction. At any rate, if the book does turn up you can "smooch" the sender a point, and remind them that it is important to mark books sent when they are mailed to avoid this happening. If the book doesn't turn up, then you can add feedback to the transaction that they book never arrived, even though the member said that it was sent.
Cara
(1 month ago)Sandra Brown - Chill factor and we were told it was a different cover but the book was the same
Miss Daisy
(1 month ago)While there are many reasons a person may mooch a book they had in their inventory (wanting a different edition for example) I can't really answer without knowing more information. What is the title of the book in question?
Cara
excess credits, no money but I want to get rid of more books

So I have far too many credits already.
I have far too many books sat here at home so want to list them and pass them on.
I am about to be on zero income and need to stop spending on everything.
How can I carry on passing on my books, without spending more money?

Suedo
2 months, 9 days ago
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(1 month ago)Can you list on half.com or ebay, or Amazon marketplace, from the UK? That way you can charge for shipping and perhaps get a few cents back for each book, if they are reasonably rare. If they are a dime a dozen and you simply want to get them off your hands, donating to a charity shop is probably your best bet. If you were in the US, I'd recommend PaperBackSwap.com, which allows you to resell your earned book credits for gift cards etc., but it is US-only.
LauraTS
(1 month ago)booksfreeswap.com-- on that site, the receiver pays the postage. One word of warning though: the site is much slower than this one. Most books I post to both sites are snatched up here, not there. Still, it is a chance to get rid of books without cost.
Gretchen Ann
(2 months, 9 days ago)You could see if you have a healthy planet bookshop near you : https://healthyplanet.org/get-involved/sustainable-community/books-for-free
kathers
(2 months, 9 days ago)Maybe offer bulk orders only? 10-15 books a box? That will save you money.
Anne C.
(2 months, 9 days ago)How about advertising here for face-to-face swap?
jacquie
Contributing to postage

Hi, I'd appreciate thoughts from the community regarding this situation. I've recently requested a book and while the Mooch was accepted, the owner has added comments to say they would like me to contribute to the postage, and they will be sending their address with the book, so I can send them some stamps back.
While I realise this won't cost me very much - I also feel that this isn't in the spirit of BookMooch. I've sent out 64 books, both to the UK and when I can afford it, internationally too. I've never asked for any postage costs, so I really don't feel inclined to pay to receive, when I've already paid to give.
Surely if you can't afford to send books, or need a contribution then you shouldn't be offering your books here.

I'd be really interested to know what others think.

Many Thanks

JkB
1 month ago
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(1 month ago)I have spent many, many stamps (money) sending books to other readers on bookmooch. In return, I have received many books, much to my delight and enjoyment. I would never ask that someone should request payment from me (stamps) for sending me a book. Totally not in the spirit of bookmooch. If you want to pay for the privilege of sending books or receiving books there are book trade sites where you can do so. My $ .02 : Bea
Bea Thompson
(1 month ago)I agree, this is against the T.O.S. and should be reported. They probably don't know that they have broken the rules and the tech support people will let them know it is not okay to ask for postage (or extra points for that matter).
Cara
(1 month ago)Totally wrong. Cancel the request and report them. The whole point of the point system is that it is the compensation for sending a book.
Gretchen Ann
(1 month ago)Not only cheeky, but a complete no-no. Report to abuse.
Sophie Houston
Asks, gets yes, and vanishes

I find it disconcerting when people ask and I say yes and put the book aside and then there is no request and I have this book sitting on the "outgoing" shelf and I have forgotten who asked and by this time the reservation has expired. Why ask for a book if you don't want ti?

NinaBryna
2 months ago
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(1 month ago)If you know your e-mail provider sometimes put BM mails in the spam folder, you can easily create a filter, or white list, to make sure it always arrives in your regular inbox. If you don't know how to do it, there's always help from the provider (a section in the website or a phone number).
Sébastien
(1 month ago)@soucha, have you checked your spam folder, I am sometimes surprised what I find in there?
Ruth
(1 month ago)Perhaps people didn't get the notification. In my case, for example, most of the mails from bookmooch never reach me.
sousha
(2 months ago)yet another reason why having a record of "ask first" requests on the pending page would be very helpful.
Cara
ebook sharing

Hello,

Can we start an ebook mooch section where people can share their books via the kindle app?

Denise
1 month ago
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(1 month ago)I've found something digging in the forum. It's written directly by John Buckman, creator of BookMooch. Here it is : re: swapping ebooks, cds, DVDs BookMooch will always be a book-swapping site. I have zero interest in doing a DVD or CD audio swapping web site. Those physical formats are much more dead than books are, and > there are good web sites already out there that help people swap CDs and DVDs. As far as ebook swapping goes, Amazon "sort of" permits it, but Amazon has shut down several ebook swapping sites that tried to make it work, because publishers freaked out. Because of DRM on the ebooks, and piracy worries, I don't think ebook swapping is going to happen unless Amazon does it themselves. Given that Amazon has a patent on selling used ebooks http://www.nextmedia-source.com/frame.php?id=7679874 this might actually happen.
Sébastien
(1 month ago)I think there is a restriction on the area (a bit like the region code of DVDs and Blu-Rays) that prevent certain e-books from changing countries. I can't remember, but I recall the subject was discussed before and another reason poped up.
Sébastien
"No book data was found for that ASIN"

I tried to add two books to my wishlist just now (Until We End by Frankie Brown and Pentimento by Cameron Jace). They came up nicely in the list but when I click "Add to wishlist" a page with this message opens up: No book data was found for that ASIN. What does that mean? Why is the book there, with all the information, when I can't add it to my wishlist?

Sara
1 month ago
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(1 month ago)Look at the book details page for the specific book. I can't tell you in more detail since you didn't share the name of the book. But on the book details page is a record of everyone who sent or mooched that book.
Cara
(1 month ago)thank you for your reply, cara, i looked in my pending and my pending details, it is like this person and this book never existed, please tell me which page specifically do i look under, it is jeff mackinnon, from canada, thank you for your input.is there a way for me to broadcast it on the forum?
focused fox
(1 month ago)There is nothing in your history about you sending a book to Canada, weird. Look at the book details page and see if it says who you sent that book to in the book's mooching history.
Cara
(1 month ago)this is a new subject, could not get new subject to open, i have received a returned book, someone from canada, and it is not on my pending, so how do i find who requested this book/thanks.
focused fox
(1 month ago)Because the listings you found were for Kindle books on Amazon, which can not be listed on wishlists. I didn't see any listings for these books in print.
Cara
ISBN's not able to be added

On a number of occasions I have attempted to add books. When I try, a number,(especially newer books and those by Australian authors) do not come up and I have to enter them by hand. Can someone explain "why this is so"?

Bruce
1 month ago
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(1 month ago)I'd second Cara's suggestion, but go further and suggest you try all the Amazon options until one database has the book you want to list. There's no logical explanation as to why these aren't cross-referenced.
jacquie
(1 month ago)Try searching through Amazon UK from the browse tab. That has always worked best for Australian titles for me. Failing that, you will have to hand enter them. Bookmooch gets its database from Amazon, so if Amazon doesn't have the books they have to be hand-entered.
Cara
changing the Font Size on the website

Hi There

I noticed that the font size in this website changed on my computer. Is there anywhere on the website I can go to request larger font version. The problem is isolated the only this website, so I am hoping someone more computer savvy than myself will assist me. Please email me at deb6541@yahoo.com....I am blind in one eye and can barely read the message I am currently typing.

Thank you

Deb K

Deebs
2 months ago
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(1 month ago)Thanks for the info. I knew about the ctrl+0 but not the + and -
Roo
(1 month ago)Wow ! I just found out how to reference books and pages on BM by mistake, aha !
Sébastien
(1 month ago)I was about to say the same thing. I could add that to revert to the original font size, use Ctrl+0 (that's the zero number), so hold down the Ctrl key and hit the zero key, this is the standard way to write keyboard shortcuts ("key to hold down"+"second key to press"). This works in every browser I've tried so far (IE, Firefox, Chrome, Opera).
Sébastien
(2 months ago)If you are on a website and the font isn't the right size for you click and hold the ctrl key and then press the + key to make the font bigger and to make the font smaller press the - instead of the +.
kathers
postage in Canada - other options?

I know the topic of postage cost in Canada comes up from time to time, but I have a slightly different question.

But first, background. Yes, I have paid $12ish to mail one book (in and/or outside of Canada), sometimes more, sometimes less.

Most recently, the one trade paperback I mailed (not even a fat book) cost me almost $15!!!!! The prices have gone up. Oh, this is within Canada. Sigh...

One of my friends was wondering if it might be cheaper to use a courier. Has anyone in Canada looked into the prices of a courier, instead?

I still love the idea of BookMooch, but I might not do this anymore. $15 for one softcover book is wayyyy too much! Especially for only one point.

Thanks.

Cindy W
2 months, 9 days ago
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(2 months, 8 days ago)No, I haven't looked into couriers. I have chosen to not mail within Canada unless it is a multi-mooch or less than 2 cm thick and mail as oversized letter. I usually drive over the border three or four times a year and mail a bunch from there to U.S. addresses. I will still send to Europe, but again, prefer a multi-mooch. Mooching for Canadians is no longer an economically sensible activity unless one is living within the larger metropolitan area and can arrange a meet-up.
Cara
Is the polar vortex affecting the mail?

I requested a few books back in December. One man put delay on his book, so that is not disturbing me. The other two were sent December 31st and they still haven't arrived! Is it too cold on the East Coast for the Post Office?

ladykhalia
2 months, 17 days ago
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(2 months, 12 days ago)Thank you for the suggestion, Melanie
ladykhalia
(2 months, 12 days ago)ladykhalia, you might check with your local Post Office and make sure the books aren't there (it can happen). It does seem to me that Media Mail is taking longer than usual, but 1 month does seem like a lot...
Melanie C.
(2 months, 14 days ago)ladykhalia, my pleasure. Glad to help!
Bast
(2 months, 14 days ago)Thank you, Bast. I wasn't guessing that.
ladykhalia
(2 months, 15 days ago)DC: delivery confirmation
Bast
(2 months, 15 days ago)What is DC? I Googled it but the only thing that came up was District of Columbia. (I can see that was not what you meant.) It may be good to know for future reference.
ladykhalia
(2 months, 15 days ago)I'm in CT and the polar vortex hasn't been affecting my mail, so far. It does slow me down in getting it marked "sent", but it doesn't seem to slow down the postal service. I always mail with DC so I can monitor where my books are going and where they've landed (at least the vicinity). You could send the givers an email and ask if he/she happened to use DC. A longshot, I know, but you could get lucky. Denise
Denise
(2 months, 17 days ago)I guess so, Michal. That's an attractive spelling.
ladykhalia
(2 months, 17 days ago)Unfortunately, there are scammers in BM as there are in any other swap books sites. Some have multiple accounts (you can easily identify them when searching their email address in the member's lookup search option). Others are just delaying. Also, I never understood someone who posts books and then accepts mooches with a month delay due to overload. Why post in the first place? Eventually, most books reach their destination sooner or later. For me this is good enough...
Michal
Browsing in topics

I'm on the lookout for cookbooks, however, I'm after books from the last 8-10 years or so, no older.

If I SEARCH specifically for "cookbook", then I am largely missing out on those books that don't have "cookbook" in their title.

If I BROWSE the "Cooking, Food & Wine" section, I end up with a whole lot of old and irrelevant books (since when are Patricia Cornwell and John Grisham cooking, food & wine authors??). I can't seem to narrow my browsing to certain publication dates the way that I can with a specific word search, or browse through a list of relevant books within a topic.

Any ideas? Am I missing something?

Diana
2 months, 19 days ago
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(2 months, 16 days ago)Maybe you could try any other book search engine online, like google books or any other, take note of the ISBN numbers in a text file and feed these ISBNs to the search function of BM (you can give an HTML or text file to BM to look for in the Import section of the search page).
Sébastien
(2 months, 17 days ago)Thanks Kathers, I have tried that. My problem is that if I want to limit by publication date, I need to enter a search term. Given that I just want to see cookbooks in general, I don't want to limt my search with a search term - I just want to browse through a topic and limit that by publication date. Seems as if it isn't possible.
Diana
(2 months, 17 days ago)You could also try the advanced search, you'll be able to specify a date range for when the books were published e.g 2004 -2014.
kathers
(2 months, 18 days ago)Thanks, Cara. That is very helpful. I hadn't tried an Amazon search yet. I may also give the forum a go :)
Diana
(2 months, 19 days ago)No, not really. Browsing within Bookmooch is an exercise in futility. The database is so full of nonsense (like Grisham in cookbooks). Your best bet is to use the search through Amazon field from the browse tab, and then quickly scan down the page looking for ones that are available. You will, at least, find a few things to add to your wishlist. It would be great if we could do a search through Amazon and then filter for books that are currently available on Bookmooch. You could also post a message in the A book search among friends forum. Someone may have the kind of cookbook you are looking for sitting on a shelf!
Cara
recently changed my address to a foreign country

and altho i plan to send books out, i want to make sure i get credit for this, if possible, so should i reject what i have in my pending that does not register as being mailed from a foreign country?thanks?my email is tohealth18@yahoo.com, focused fox.

focused fox
2 months, 28 days ago
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(2 months, 21 days ago)Some of those "requests" could have been ask first requests rather than mooch requests. If the moocher was from another country and clicked "asked first" then the book is reserved for them, but still in your inventory and would not show up in your pending. If you remove them from your inventory, the reservation would disappear, and unless you kept a copy of the initial request email, there would be no record of the request. Bookmooch does not store "ask first" request information on the site. If you get an ask first request, you do not remove the book from your inventory. You accept the request and the requester mooches the book, which removes it from your inventory for anyone else to mooch. You have no rejections on your account, so I suspect the books were not mooched (you did not receive points for them). I suggest you mail the books that are in your pending which have been mooched and for which you have received points. Be sure to mark them sent from your pending page. Then you can put the other titles back in your inventory when you are ready to start mailing more books.

If you are not finding emails, check your spam folder, Hope that helps
Cara

(2 months, 21 days ago)several books were once on my inventory then on my pending to go out and now they are nowhere (getting things done and tibet)and so am still going to send them, then 2 books (7% solution and ethics)were requested and so i removed them from my inventory to send them, what am i doing wrong, please?also, someone requested 1st day of school and cannot find the request on my email or on bookmooch website?
focused fox
(2 months, 24 days ago)thank you for the clarity,
focused fox
(2 months, 24 days ago)Any one who mooched from you when you were in the same country only paid one point for the book. They may not be willing to pay three points now that you are in another country.
Sarah
(2 months, 24 days ago)No, they should not give you extra points because when they mooched them you were in the same country. Only mail them from the new country if they will be the same, or cheaper, as from the original country. If you can't mail before you leave, then cancel the mooches. They will get the points back when you cancel. Explain in your cancel message that you are leaving the country and why you can't mail before you go.

If you ever need to give anyone extra points, you can go to their bio page and click the "smooch" button on the right. That will give them 1 point. You can also use the charity feature. Just scroll to the bottom of the page and enter the member's BM ID.
Cara

(2 months, 25 days ago)thanks for telling me to remove my email address, i am not as familiear with the point system and so i have no clue about giving someone back their points, should'nt they be giving me extra points since i am mailing from further away?
focused fox
(2 months, 25 days ago)Good advice, as always, thanks a bunch Cara !
Sébastien
(2 months, 26 days ago)First, you should delete your email address from your message since you shouldn't post email addresses in forums (good way to get spam). Second, can you mail them before you leave? Otherwise, I would reject, explaining that you are leaving the country suddenly with no time to mail before you go. Depending where you are going and coming from it could be as cheap or cheaper to mail from the new country however. @Sebastian go ahead and change your country on your profile page (you could drop a note to the tech folks just letting them know you are doing this and why). There are a few members (our esteemed founder among them) who spend part of each year in another country. If you want to change your country just prior to your departure so you can mooch some books from the country you will be living in so they arrive at your new address when you do I am sure that would be fine. You are not asking anyone to mail internationally for only 1 point.
Cara
(2 months, 27 days ago)I think you will need to ask admin directly and they are not likely to answer a forum post. You can use the Report Abuse link on any profile (it does not have to be abuse). You have already received the points from the mooches and I doubt you hitting mail would change the number of points you get. Ask the admins to be sure, though. If you are now in the same country as any of your moochers, I would suggest giving them the 2 points per book back if your postage is lower.
Sarah
(2 months, 27 days ago)I find this question quite interesting as, in a few months, I'll go to my in-laws', who live in another country, for 2 to 3 months and I was considering to mooch a few books to be sent there instead of filling my luggage with too much weight in books to read while I'm there (you can imagine the amount of luggage I'd need to stay abroad for 2-3 months !). I wonder if anyone has had experience on changing address in bookmooch, be it temporary or permanent, and would like to share their thoughts on the matter.
Sébastien
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