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Book Depot Custom List Tool - Multiple Publishers

Custom List Tool: Publisher List

March 1, 2019

Using the Custom List tool, you can create a custom list that includes a single publisher or multiple publishers at one time!

This is an incredibly useful tool if you have a favorite publisher(s)! Now you can include all of your favorite publishers and their imprints in one search; gone are the days when you would repeatedly have to search for one imprint at a time! For instance, if you are interested in everything Book Depot offers from Harper Collins, you can go to the Custom List tool and select Harper Collins, as well as their imprints such as Ecco, William Morrow, ReganBooks, etc. This allows you to create a new master list of all your favorite publishers to reference at any time. You can even add bonus filters by selecting additional attributes, such as specific categories for that publisher list or maybe a specific binding. Want a list of all Harper Collins imprints that offer hardcover, children’s fiction? Voilà! That is now possible at the click of the button. The more you dig into this tool the more useful applications you will find for your business.



If you are not sure which publishers you would want to select, we can help you with that as well. In the new Purchase History section of our website, under the profile icon at the top of the page, we have created a tab for Publishers. This tab tracks which publishers you purchase most often. Using this information, you can create a Custom List of your most purchased publishers!


Video Tutorial

Here is a brief video tutorial to show you how to use this tool:


Step-by-Step Instructions

Once you are logged into your account, you can find our Custom List tool under the profile icon at the top of the webpage in My Lists (or by clicking here). When you get to the page, you may notice that you already have a list or two already created. These are example lists we have created for you to help get you started and to aid your browsing experience.



To create a Publisher list, start by clicking on Create. You will see a list of several attributes that you can use to create your list. For the purpose of this tutorial, check the box next to Publisher and select Next to proceed to the next page.



In the Publisher section, you will see a massive list of all the available publishers and imprints. This list is alphabetical so you can either scroll through the list or type in the name that you desire in the search bar. Once you have selected all of the publishers/imprints that you are interested in, select Next at the bottom of the page.



On the Report Fields page, you can easily select the information you would like included in your downloadable Excel spreadsheet list. We have preselected several for you, but you can alter these options to whichever you prefer. You even have the option to include the cover image, but please note that if your list exceeds 1,000 titles, the images will not appear due to file size constraints. When you are satisfied with your selections, you can continue to the final step by clicking Next.



The Review section gives you the ability to make any last-minute changes to any of the attributes that make up your list. Since we only selected Publisher for this list, all the other attributes listed should have All included or No filters applied listed. The only attribute that will be impacted from this tutorial is Publishers, and that will specify how many publishers/imprints you selected. If you want to make any additional edits to the other attributes, you can do that at this time. For example, maybe you only want to look at those publishers in select categories or specific arrival dates, you can select Edit and customize this list to your needs.



The Name section is your next step, where you simply need to name your list. Once you have done that, you have the option to create a template by checking the box beside Create as template. If you choose to create the template, a scheduling program will appear that gives you several options including frequency of recurrence (weekly, monthly, yearly), start and end dates, day of the week, etc. You need to include the email address(es) that you want to send to list to, and you can also create a subject and message for that email to remind you of what you are receiving. Whether you choose to create a template or not, you must finalize the list by clicking on the green Create button at the bottom of the page.



If you choose to create a template when creating your list, you will find that list under My Templates. To immediately view the list, select Create Now and it will be moved to My Lists. By doing so, you now have the ability to open it on the website custom view page or you download it to an Excel spreadsheet, under Actions.



If you have any questions about this tool or any other functions of our Custom List tool, please contact us!

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 1-800-801-7193

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