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message 1: by Rich (new)

Rich Fahle (rfahle) | 10 comments Greetings Goodreads Librarians!
Can you please help me combine information for various editions of my client's book?

Can you combine THIS Kindle edition information (reviews etc.)
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15...

with this Paperback edition information: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15...

and this NOOK book version: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15...

Currently, the Kindle edition has a B&N link showing as main link to ebook and it doesn't link anywhere. The NOOK version links correctly. Can you fix that too?

Let me know if any confusion. THANKS!


message 2: by Paula (last edited Aug 30, 2012 10:21AM) (new)

Paula (Paulaan) | 7019 comments All combined

The book links are user configurable so what you are seeing are your user links.

All links are working correctly

Edit: In addition, this author is Jeanne^^Martinet (where ^ = space) any new books will need to be added with two spaces between names to attach it to the correct profile


message 4: by Paula (new)

Paula (Paulaan) | 7019 comments 3 done


also merged to the correct author since those 3 had the author name incorrectly added


message 5: by Rich (new)

Rich Fahle (rfahle) | 10 comments wow - good catch on the Jeanne^^Martinet thing. Not sure how that started, but good to know. I appreciate your thoroughness.
Thanks for your help.


message 6: by Paula (new)

Paula (Paulaan) | 7019 comments Rich wrote: "wow - good catch on the Jeanne^^Martinet thing. Not sure how that started, but good to know. I appreciate your thoroughness.
Thanks for your help."


the ^^ is the way GR disambiguate authors with the same name


message 7: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 32461 comments Mod
Rich wrote: "wow - good catch on the Jeanne^^Martinet thing. Not sure how that started, but good to know."

That's to separate her profile and books from these.


message 8: by Rich (new)

Rich Fahle (rfahle) | 10 comments So Paula, to be clear, I have a "Kindle" version that has a default B&N link showing - which of course does not link anywhere because it is a Kindle. THen I have a B&N version that links correctly, and a paperback version available on AMazon that also features a default B&N link that does not work. Are you saying I can change those two non-B&N editions to default to other sites as my primary retail link? Can I change those two broken link editions to instead feature the Amazon link as default? Thanks - I'm still a bit confused...

Paula wrote: "All combined

The book links are user configurable so what you are seeing are your user links.

All links are working correctly

Edit: In addition, this author is Jeanne^^Martinet (where ^ = space)..."



message 9: by Rich (new)

Rich Fahle (rfahle) | 10 comments Rivka - that is the same Jeanne Martinet, FYI. She is the author of many books.

rivka wrote: "Rich wrote: "wow - good catch on the Jeanne^^Martinet thing. Not sure how that started, but good to know."

That's to separate her profile and books from these."



message 10: by Paula (last edited Aug 30, 2012 10:46AM) (new)

Paula (Paulaan) | 7019 comments You can change the links for you. Those links are user configurable from your account settings.

Each user can have the libraries and book store links that they use.

Except for two links depending on your country - Koko and BN are affiliate links so are there for every user.

THey will only work if the store is selling the book - selecting the BN edition and the Amazon link will not return the book, in the same way selecting the Kindle edition and then using the BN link will not return the book since kindle editions are not sold on BN


edit: they are NOT configurable by author / book edition


message 11: by Kaycee (new)

Kaycee | 17 comments You are just amazing in the speed with which you respond to our requests. Thank you so very much for all your help. I hope someday to become a Good Reads Librarian too.

Please merge http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15...

with
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13...

thank you for all your help.

pam


message 13: by Beth (new)

Beth (BethJustBeth) | 1586 comments #11 done.

#12, I don't understand. The first link is to your photo page, which is photos of libraries, and two book covers that don't match the book Zero History that your second link goes to. Zero History is by William Gibson, and the cover images in your link are for Jay Howard.


message 14: by Yossarian (new)

Yossarian (PolymathicMonkey) | 169 comments I'm not sure if it's what Marcin added, but I did just combine a loose edition of Zero History with the rest.

Also noticed http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/14... this on the combine page, "Zero History 18-copy solid floor display" which I'm not really understanding? It has an ISBN added, but no database seems to know it...?


message 15: by Paula (last edited Sep 01, 2012 03:15AM) (new)

Paula (Paulaan) | 7019 comments Floor displays are classified as not a book. They are store advertising displays


message 16: by Yossarian (new)

Yossarian (PolymathicMonkey) | 169 comments I figured it should probably be NABed, but I have no experience with that so wanted to ask & make sure. :)


message 17: by Marcin (last edited Sep 01, 2012 10:04AM) (new)

Marcin (marcink) | 5 comments RE #12
Mel wrote: "I'm not sure if it's what Marcin added, but I did just combine a loose edition of Zero History with the rest.


Yes, this was it, the new audiobook edition of Zero History I added. Sorry for making mistake with the link, and thank you for combining them.

Cheers,
Marcin


message 18: by Yossarian (new)

Yossarian (PolymathicMonkey) | 169 comments You're welcome. :)


message 19: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 32461 comments Mod
Rich wrote: "Rivka - that is the same Jeanne Martinet, FYI. She is the author of many books."

Including the "year you were born" books and the seismology book in Indonesian? If so, I can merge the two profiles.

If only some of them belong to her, they need to be moved over to her profile individually.


message 20: by Laura (new)

Laura (bookshavepores) | 11 comments Hello! Can someone please combine this edition:
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15...

with this one:
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/46...

Thanks!


message 21: by Amanda (new)

Amanda | 2439 comments Got 20


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