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What is the Fictionwise Wish List?
How do I add items to my Wish List?
How do I view my Wish List items?
I have many items in my Wish List. How can I find specific items?
How do I buy items on my Wish List?
What is the Priority column in the Wish List?
What is the Alert Price column in the Wish List and how do I use it?
Does the Alert Price feature take into account Micropay Rebates or just straight list price discounts?
What is the Alert Price column in the Wish List and how do I use it?
I have items in my Wish List even though I have never moved any there myself. How did that happen?


What is the Fictionwise Wish List?

The Fictionwise Wish List allows you to store a list of eBooks that you are considering for purchase at a future date. The Wish List includes a powerful search tool along with features that allow you to set a Personal Priority on each eBook, and set an "Alert Price" to tell you when items on your Wish List have been reduced in price. Items may be moved back and forth between your Shopping Cart and Wish List with the click of a button.   Top


How do I add items to my Wish List?

You can move any item in your Shopping Cart to your Wish List by clicking the Move to Wish List icon to the right of the item in your Cart.

You may also move eBooks to your Wish List on any search, browse, or eBook description page by clicking the Add to Wish List link that appears near the Add to Cart link.   Top


How do I view my Wish List items?

Easy! Simply click the Wish List icon in the upper right corner of nearly every page on the Fictionwise web site.   Top


I have many items in my Wish List. How can I find specific items?

The Fictionwise Wish List has several features to help you find items:

  • You can sort the contents of your Wish List by using the Sort By menu. You can sort alphabetically by Title, Author, or Category. You can sort by date added to Wish List, by date released at Fictionwise, or by publication date. You can also sort by price, by your Priority (see below for more information on Priority), or by how far the eBook is below your Alert Price (see below for more information on Alert Price). You can reverse the order of any of the above sort criteria by checking the reverse box next to the Sort By menu.
  • You can directly search for items using the Search area. You can search by Title, Author, or Keyword using the menu next to the Search prompt. Wish List contents are displayed with 50 titles per page. You can page forward or backward or jump to any particular item by selecting the page number directly. Links for paging are above the Wish List to the right.   Top

How do I buy items on my Wish List?

To purchase items on your Wish List, you just move them to your Cart, then checkout as usual. There are two ways to move items from your Wish List to your Shopping Cart:

  • You may click the Move to Cart icon next to any single title in the Wish List table.
  • You may move multiple items to your Cart with a single click by checking off the Buy check boxes next to any number of items that show on a single Wish List page, then clicking the Update button at the bottom of the Wish List page.   Top

What is the Priority column in the Wish List?

The Priority column allows you to indicate your personal Priority for purchasing each item. The default Priority is "3: Would like to Have" but there are five different Priority settings you can choose.

The Priority is useful for sorting purposes. By setting Priorities then choosing "Sort By Priority" in the sorting area, you can see your highest priority items at a glance.

To change a Priority, simply use the Priority menu next to any items you see on a single Wish List page, then click on UPDATE at the bottom of the page.

NOTE: You must click the Update button to save your Priorities before going to a new Wish List page if you have multiple pages.   Top


What is the Alert Price column in the Wish List and how do I use it?

This feature allows you to be alerted via email when eBooks on your Wish List have fallen to a particular price that you set.

Publishers will often set the price of an eBook higher when the print version is only available in hard cover. They will often then drop the eBook price when the print version comes out in paperback. There can be other reasons for prices of an eBook to drop, such as publisher specials, sales at Fictionwise, etc.

This feature allows you to set a price for any eBook in your Wish List, and our system checks once per week (usually on Mondays) to see if the price of the eBook has dropped below your alert price. If any have, you receive an email informing you which eBooks on your Wish List have dropped to your alert price. This email is combined with any other Alerts you have set at Fictionwise so you do not receive too many emails.

For this feature to work, you must have a valid email address set in your member profile. To review your email address settings, click here.

To choose an Alert Price setting, simply use the Alert Price menu next to any item in your Wish List, then click the UPDATE button at the bottom of the page.

NOTE: You must click the Update button to save your Alert Price settings before going to a new Wish List page if you have multiple pages.   Top


Does the Alert Price feature take into account Micropay Rebates or just straight list price discounts?

Currently, the Alert Price feature does not consider the effect of Micropay Rebates on the price of the eBook, only promotions or publisher price changes that drop the actual out-of-pocket price. The system does take into account Fictionwise sales and specials that apply either for everyone or just to you specifically. If you are a Buywise Club member, the system does take into account your Buywise Club 15% discount because that comes right off the out-of-pocket price, but it does not take into account the possibility of Buywise "Large Transaction" rebates or other kinds of rebates, since those do not lower the out-of-pocket cost directly   Top


Does the Fictionwise Wish List allow my friends to purchase items for me or vice versa?

Currently, we do not support this feature, but we are considering it for a future upgrade.   Top


I have items in my Wish List even though I have never moved any there myself. How did that happen?

When we introduced the Wish List feature, we automatically moved items to your Wish List if they had been in your Cart for more than 1 month, and if you had unchecked the Buy box next to those items in your Cart.

We did this because our customers had been using that method (leaving items un-checked in their Cart) as a sort of pseudo-wishlist feature. But this caused many members to have gigantic Shopping Carts which were difficult to manage (there were members with over 1,000 items in their Cart, and the Shopping Cart is not paged!) To clean up the clutter, we decided to automatically move older items that were unchecked into members' Wish List, saving them the trouble of clicking on many items to move them manually. This was a one-time move on introduction of the Wish List feature, this will not happen to items in your Cart in the future.

As a side note, the Shopping Cart now has a limit of 200 items. If you attempt to move more than 200 items to your Shopping Cart, you get a warning message and the excess items are instead moved into your Wish List. This is necessary because technical difficulties may result when displaying an overloaded Shopping Cart.   Top


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