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Initial post: 13 Nov 2011 17:47:06 GMT
kk says:
improvements amazon could make to book searches any suggestions

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Nov 2011 17:54:43 GMT
Last edited by the author on 13 Nov 2011 17:58:47 GMT
LEP says:
Include synopsis of books. It irrates me that you can't read about the book. After all, even if you like the author, you may not like that book.

I'd also like to easily access tagged books in lists of genre, like happened before they changed the access to discussion groups. If you can easily access tagged books by genre, then I don't know how to do it and it should easy to do so.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Nov 2011 18:25:49 GMT
Jan Dee says:
I want to be able to remove certain genres from my search or search for a concept not a word from a title.
STILL can't find the type of books I want.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Nov 2011 20:50:08 GMT
LEP says:
I also wish that when you actually order a book, if you have already have it on it order, that the computer would flag it up and tell you.

I order too many books to keep a list myself, which is what I did used to do when I first used to order from Amazon.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Nov 2011 23:16:23 GMT
Last edited by the author on 26 Nov 2011 23:24:38 GMT
Little Egret says:
LEP says:
I also wish that when you actually order a book, if you have already have it on it order, that the computer would flag it up and tell you.
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That gets a Huh from me.

When I do that I get "you ordered this book on (date)" [on the book detail page I think]

Of course that doesn't help if it's the pb or an omnibus or a changed title and I have the hc.

As to a synopsis, if Amazon.co.uk hasn't got one it's always worth trying Amazon.com (and there's a trick, just edit the URL /co.uk/com/ in the browser's address bar).

As to genres, I think Amazon just copies what the publisher tells them so it can be both SF AND Fantasy AND a thriller ABD a historical.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Nov 2011 20:08:09 GMT
Last edited by the author on 27 Nov 2011 20:11:35 GMT
LEP says:
I used to keep lists of those books I'd ordered, Little Egret, but it just became too much. I've never noticed a "you ordered this book on". Perhaps I've been singularly unobservant. I'll look next time, thanks.

For synopsis, if it's really irritating me, I'll look on google or Barnes and Noble. Still it would be a vast improvement if Amazon did it automatically.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Nov 2011 01:25:32 GMT
Little Egret says:
Amazon knows you know !

I have just checked, and going into "Your Account" then Orders there is a drop down with orders for every year you have been registered with Amazon so (for me) 31 orders in 2011 listed on 5 pages.

So you don't need to keep a list, just copy and paste a few pages.

And the book titles in the order listing are clickable links so you are not put to the trouble of searching if you want to do a review.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Nov 2011 12:35:37 GMT
Last edited by the author on 28 Nov 2011 12:36:08 GMT
LEP says:
I do know that there are lists of your orders in Your Account. However, it means checking through all those in order to check whether you already have the book on order, which in my case is a bit of a game as I order a lot of books. However, at the moment I do have to do that. If there was a system that just flagged up that you had already ordered it, it would save time and trouble as my memory is not what it was (old age creeping up rapidly).
I have trouble with duplicate orders in the first place, because Amazon have a tendancy to put books back on the recommendations list that they give to me, that they have already recommended and I've taken action on.

I think I'll have to buy a diary and write in there as to date, what I've ordered.
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