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message 1: by Ronyell (new)

Ronyell (Rabbitearsblog) | 5 comments Hello! I was wondering how do I add quotes to a book? For example, I wanted to add quotes from The Fool and the Flying Ship onto The Fool and the Flying Ship page and I was wondering if there is a option button on the book's page to add in the quote?


message 2: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 26114 comments Mod
When you add a quote, start typing the author's name and allow the auto-fill to offer suggestions. Choose the correct one. The system will then prompt you with the option to choose one of their books from a drop-down.


message 3: by Ronyell (new)

Ronyell (Rabbitearsblog) | 5 comments Thanks rivka!!


message 4: by Jerometed (new)

Jerometed rivka wrote: "When you add a quote, start typing the author's name and allow the auto-fill to offer suggestions. Choose the correct one. The system will then prompt you with the option to choose one of their boo..."

I can't even find the place to begin adding the quote. i've got a whole txt file full that I'm dying to share— any idea how i should start?


message 5: by Banjomike (new)

Banjomike | 5422 comments You start by checking that the quote does not already exist. Not just that the author you want to enter doesn't have it on Goodreads, but that the quote is not on here. We spend a lot of time removing quotes that are attributed to people who didn't create them.

Then you go here:
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/new


message 6: by Jane (last edited Apr 19, 2013 01:15AM) (new)

Jane | 11 comments Is there any possibility to adding the pagenumber?


message 7: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 26114 comments Mod
No. And considering that the page number will not agree between different editions, and the quite will be linked to all editions, there probably will never be.


message 8: by Riona (new)

Riona (rionafaith) | 122 comments rivka wrote: "No. And considering that the page number will not agree between different editions, and the quite will be linked to all editions, there probably will never be."

I often see quotes that have the page number (or sometimes Kindle location) included in the body of text. Should they be edited to have this removed?


message 9: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 26114 comments Mod
Yes.


message 11: by Banjomike (new)

Banjomike | 5422 comments Added Moving Finger


message 12: by Llarjme (new)

Llarjme | 26 comments Hi!
I had shared this quote from Craving U, but it disappeared:

"And you have to believe me when I tell you that no one could ever be as beautiful as you are at this very moment, because I could never want anyone more than I want you right now."

Help! What's the matter?
Thanks a lot!


message 13: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 3677 comments Added the quote Llàrjme :)


message 14: by Llarjme (new)

Llarjme | 26 comments Thanks Sandra!
:D


message 15: by RC (new)

RC | 1 comments The quote: https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/1656...
Should be paired to Mort
If someone would be so kind.


message 16: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 26114 comments Mod
Got 15.


message 17: by Mazen (new)

Mazen Draou (Wico) | 2 comments I can't add a quote to this author
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...
When I type his name, it shows me another author with the same name
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...
What to do?


message 18: by Abcdarian (last edited Jun 21, 2015 09:29AM) (new)

Abcdarian | 7025 comments #17: Try putting 2 spaces between the first & last names of the author. That should connect to the one you want. Goodreads uses extra spacing to differentiate authors with the same name.


message 19: by Mazen (new)

Mazen Draou (Wico) | 2 comments Abcdarian wrote: "#17: Try putting 2 spaces between the first & last names of the author. That should connect to the one you want. Goodreads uses extra spacing to differentiate authors with the same name."
It worked .. Thanks a lot :)


message 20: by Elisabeille (new)

Elisabeille | 1 comments I just add a quote : https://www.goodreads.com/author/quot...
But how to link it to the book then?
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...

I first add a quote under the wrong name, if you could please delete it (and the author name as well) : https://www.goodreads.com/author/quot...

Thanks a lot !


message 21: by fRee (new)

fRee (fyanuar) | 2815 comments #20 added book to the first quote & delete second quote with wrong name (no like)...


message 22: by Erin (new)

Erin Thomas (zahhar) | 12 comments Got a question related to this topic.

Say I want to add a quote for a book of poetry, but I want to maintain line breaks and indentation formatting. Can I use HTML in a quote to facilitate this?


message 23: by Jonathan (new)

Jonathan | 14 comments I've added some quotes attributed to an author (Maupassant) but the book they're from doesn't appear on the 'book drop down list'. Is there any way to attach the quotes to a specific book in this case or to get the book I want to appear on the drop down list?


message 24: by Rafael (new)

Rafael da Silva (Morfindel) | 624 comments #23 this book cannot show up with a other title? With a title in other language I mean.


message 25: by Jonathan (new)

Jonathan | 14 comments Rafael wrote: "#23 this book cannot show up with a other title? With a title in other language I mean."

Thanks for replying Rafael. Well the book is 88 Short Stories which is a collection of stories. It's true that some of the stories have appeared in other collections or that the original French versions for a few may appear as individual books - so I could add the quote to those books but, for me, that's incorrect and a waste of time because the quotes I wish to add are a specific translation from a specific book and it would be nice if they appeared under the correct book. i.e. anyone looking at the book on GR would see the quotations from that book.

As it is I've just added them as quotes by Maupassant and not attached to any book. I'm guessing that the book doesn't appear on the list because it doesn't have any reviews - maybe when I finish and review the book it will appear on the drop-down.


message 26: by Rafael (new)

Rafael da Silva (Morfindel) | 624 comments If it was not released in any other language, I mean, with these content being exclusive for this edition this is a unique book. It must be in the list.

I tried to add quotes too and I also cannot add a quote for this book.

I also don't know why this is happening.


message 27: by Jonathan (new)

Jonathan | 14 comments I've a hunch that it's because the book has no reviews especially as the companion book, '88 More Stories' is on the list and has one review. I've nearly finished the book so I'll rate it and see if it appears on the list then.
Thanks Rafael


message 28: by Rafael (new)

Rafael da Silva (Morfindel) | 624 comments Tell us if you could add quotes to it as soon as you can.


message 29: by Jonathan (new)

Jonathan | 14 comments Rafael wrote: "Tell us if you could add quotes to it as soon as you can."

I rated the book yesterday and today I have been able to attach the quotations to the book—see here. So it looks like those book without a rating don't appear on the drop-down.

Thanks for taking time to look at this Rafael.


message 30: by Rafael (new)

Rafael da Silva (Morfindel) | 624 comments I'm glad that you solve your issue. You're welcome.


message 31: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (last edited Apr 18, 2016 11:08AM) (new)

rivka | 26114 comments Mod
It's not that unrated books don't show up on the dropdown -- they usually do. It's that rating it probably forced the table that feeds the dropdown to reindex.


message 32: by Jonathan (new)

Jonathan | 14 comments rivka wrote: "It's not that unrated books don't show up on the dropdown -- they usually do. It's that rating it probably forced the table that feeds the dropdown to reindex."

Oh, ok, that's interesting...thanks for the input rivka.


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The Fool and the Flying Ship (other topics)
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