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When shelving a book on Goodreads, I...

Choose the first edition I find in a search.
 
  72115 votes, 31.9%

Choose an edition with the same cover as the book I'm reading.
 
  69507 votes, 30.7%

Always choose the edition that exactly matches my edition (based on publisher, publication date, ISBN, ASIN, or other factors).
 
  44318 votes, 19.6%

Choose an edition whose format (paperback, hardcover, ebook, audio) matches what I'm reading.
 
  34264 votes, 15.1%

I try to get it as close to exact as I can. I haven't taken the time to add the edition I have if it isn't already there. (write-in)
 
  3517 votes, 1.6%

I try my hardest to choose an edition with same cover as the book I'm reading. (write-in)
 
  710 votes, 0.3%

I try to get the same format and cover as the one I have (write-in)
 
  662 votes, 0.3%

I pick formats or editions for some but not others. Depends how i'm feeling at the time.
 
  207 votes, 0.1%

I find one with the same number of pages. (write-in)
 
  124 votes, 0.1%

I choose the prettiest of the cover pages that come up in my first search. (write-in)
 
  87 votes, 0.0%

1 (write-in)
 
  78 votes, 0.0%

I'm Italian but I add the English edition of my books so that I can interact with international members of the site. (write-in)
 
  74 votes, 0.0%

I go by cover. I wish I could add multiple editions of the same book, especially important for multiple translations or different languages. (write-in)
 
  65 votes, 0.0%

I select the one with the most readers. (write-in)
 
  38 votes, 0.0%

I'm Finnish, but I add the English edition so I can interact with non Finnish speakers. (write-in)
 
  37 votes, 0.0%

I'm Polish but I add the English edition of my books so that I can interact with international members of the site. (write-in)
 
  34 votes, 0.0%

Enter the ISBN number and make certain it matches. If my edition isn't in there, I add it. (write-in)
 
  34 votes, 0.0%

I choose/add the right edition for recent books, for books I read in the past and I haven't on hand I try to be as precise as possible, but sometimes I shelve other editions (write-in)
 
  34 votes, 0.0%

Choose an exact edition, if it's not in the directory I "manualy import" it. 90% of the time. (write-in)
 
  29 votes, 0.0%

I choose the edition closest to what I read, in the language I read it in (write-in)
 
  23 votes, 0.0%

After looking at all the covers, I choose the most attractive. (write-in)
 
  20 votes, 0.0%

Too many choices.....I can't decide! (write-in)
 
  19 votes, 0.0%

i don't know (write-in)
 
  17 votes, 0.0%

I add the English edition of my books. (write-in)
 
  16 votes, 0.0%

I choose the edition closest to what I read, in the language I read it in or some other language version of it in case I do not find the right language one. (write-in)
 
  15 votes, 0.0%

choose the book with the same cover art (write-in)
 
  14 votes, 0.0%

If i'm currently reading it I get as close as I can, making sure it has the right number of pages, without stressing. If it's something read in the past I pretty much pick what comes up first. (write-in)
 
  14 votes, 0.0%

I add choose the edition in English that has the most appealing cover, regardless of format. (write-in)
 
  13 votes, 0.0%

I pick the format which matches mine. If he cover is the same, I go with that. If I don't remember the format (for books I've read in the past) I go for whichever cover I remember. (write-in)
 
  13 votes, 0.0%

I scan it in with the android app. (write-in)
 
  13 votes, 0.0%

I scan it in with the iPhone app (write-in)
 
  13 votes, 0.0%

I'm Czech but I add the English edition of my books, so I don't care about the same number of pages or about the same cover. (write-in)
 
  9 votes, 0.0%

I make sure it has the same number of pages, then the same cover. (write-in)
 
  9 votes, 0.0%

I'm German, but I choose the english version, because it is more convenient. (write-in)
 
  9 votes, 0.0%

I don't know (write-in)
 
  8 votes, 0.0%

I always try to choose the same ISBN edition as the one I read - even the translated ones (I'm Brazillian). I often take the time to add a new edition/translation. (write-in)
 
  8 votes, 0.0%

2 (write-in)
 
  7 votes, 0.0%

I choose the matching language and cover, language being more important. (write-in)
 
  7 votes, 0.0%

I go for the same format and cover design. (write-in)
 
  6 votes, 0.0%

i just see what cover matchs mine (write-in)
 
  6 votes, 0.0%

I make sure it has the same cover, format, language and number of pages, if i have it physical i scan it with the android app (write-in)
 
  6 votes, 0.0%

I usually add the English edition. (write-in)
 
  6 votes, 0.0%

I try to add the edition in the language i read it in with the most similar cover possible, if I can't get the exact same edition. (write-in)
 
  5 votes, 0.0%

I'm Spanish but I add the English edition so that I can interact with members worldwide. (write-in)
 
  5 votes, 0.0%

I'm portuguese but I add the English version of the books because it's more conevient. (write-in)
 
  5 votes, 0.0%

I live in a country that doesn't have English as a first language but I add the book in English when it's available just so I can interact with members worldwide (write-in)
 
  5 votes, 0.0%

I usually try to shelve the edition that matches the one I've read in terms of format, cover, and page count. I will, however, choose to shelve an edition with a more attractive cover than the one I actually read. I will also shelve a copy with a page count rather than an audiobook edition when I've read an audiobook. (write-in)
 
  4 votes, 0.0%

I choose the ones I read in English with the right cover, those I read in French, I choose one I like from the English ones (write-in)
 
  3 votes, 0.0%

I usually type in the ISBn to get the exact version I'm reading, but if I'm too lazy, or can't find it, I just choose the first one. My man thing is the number of pages... (write-in)
 
  3 votes, 0.0%

I will choose the first I find, but will change editions later to the one I actually read. (write-in)
 
  3 votes, 0.0%

I shelve books based on the genre of the book (write-in)
 
  2 votes, 0.0%

categorize them by popular or series (write-in)
 
  2 votes, 0.0%

Kim Eun Jeong (write-in)
 
  2 votes, 0.0%

I choose the ebook closest to the hard copy I have or the oldest edition possible. My hard copy library rivals that local public library in size & content. I'm currently trying to replace any & all I can in e-books. All but rare copies I'm selling. (write-in)
 
  2 votes, 0.0%

I first will choose the cover and/or design I like best, which I can picture myself actually reading, then barring that the exact edition I am reading (write-in)
 
  2 votes, 0.0%

I try to add it in its original language. (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 0.0%

Book edition that I have only if the page number is correct. Otherwise the book with the closes page number. (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 0.0%

I usually add an English edition, usually the one that comes up first, since Goodreads is in English. (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 0.0%

Chu So-jung (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 0.0%

I usually add an English edition since Goodreads is in English. (write-in)
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

I usually add an English edition, usually the one that comes up first in my search, since Goodreads is in English. (write-in)
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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