Instructions to limit uploads to Alibris of under 1000 records, using BookTrakker version
Pay attention to the red instructions!
Read carefully. Read it again.
I do this on Alibris to get under 1000 listings for $20 a year, plus the commission, plus $1 per sale. So far
it has paid off.
Caveat: Always upload to all services before doing a single service upload!!!!!
Do a Hit List of books you want on Alibris, making sure its some number less than the cutoff number. This
allows you to add books without worrying about exceeding the limit, then you rerun the Hit List as necessary
to get back to your upper limit on Alibris. I set my initial file to 950. You may have to do multiple Hit Lists to
get the records you want.
You want to pick an unused field to set for Alibris upload so you can run a Hit List on this field whenever you
need to reduce the count to your
After you find the Available records you want on Alibris do an Action, Change, [Field], Change to Alibris.
(I use Vol#, A, then do a Hit List on Vol# = A) (I do not upload Vol# to the services. The Optional Fields will
work as well)
Then do another Hit List, name it, Status = Available, Field = Alibris. (Or whatever designator you used)
Upload to Alibris only. Select Alibris in the list of Online Services. Click Process/Upload to Selected Service.
Then as you add records, if you want the item on Alibris type Alibris into that field.
Then, when you approach the listing limit on Alibris you rerun the Alibris Hit List, do an Action, Upload = Yes.
Upload again to Alibris only to lower the total.
You will also need to contact Alibris to do a purge, otherwise they will reject the smaller initial file. Once you
have your count to under 1000, the Hit List set for Upload will automatically replace what you have listed on
Alibris when you do the upload.
To avoid adding records to Alibris during normal data entry, uncheck Alibris as Active. Don't forget to recheck
Alibris if you need to do an upload to Alibris.