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message 1: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

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Q: How do I get my new book added to Goodreads?

A: You post a new thread in this folder, following these guidelines.


message 2: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (last edited Aug 30, 2012 10:09PM) (new)

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Q: How do I delete my out-of-print book?

A: You don't.

Please note: Authors who attempt to delete, edit to blank, or otherwise vandalize older editions of books may have their author and /or librarian privileges revoked.


message 3: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (last edited Aug 30, 2012 10:08PM) (new)

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Q: My book has a new cover, but the ISBN/ASIN has not changed. How do I change the cover on Goodreads?

A: Goodreads policy is not to change covers on books that have already been published. Instead, an alternate-cover edition may be added. Start a new thread in this folder if you need help.

Please note: Authors who also have librarian status who delete old covers or otherwise vandalize older editions of books may have their librarian privileges revoked.


message 4: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (last edited Nov 19, 2012 05:30PM) (new)

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Q: My book has a new edition, but the old one is showing up on my author page. How can I change that?

A: The default edition of a book -- the one which shows up on your author page, in non-ISBN-specific searches, and several other places -- is determined by the number of Goodreads users who have shelved each edition.

As more users shelve the new edition, it will become the default instead.

Alternatively, Goodreads recently added a new feature for authors: Goodreads Authors can now choose which edition they want to be the default edition for their books. Goodreads Authors (and Goodreads Employees) are the only people who can use this feature, and they can only do so for books on which they are the primary author.

To use this feature, go to the edition you wish to set as the default, and click the "edit" link. On the edition's edit page there will be a link on the right side, about mid-way down the page and just before the link to refresh stats, to "Set this book as the primary edition for this work".


message 5: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (last edited Aug 30, 2012 10:13PM) (new)

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Q: I applied for Goodreads Author status, but I haven't received a response. How long should I wait?

A: On average, it takes Goodreads about 2-3 business days to process applications for Goodreads Author status.


message 6: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (last edited Apr 16, 2015 09:41AM) (new)

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Q: Why can't I add my books to a series, or edit an existing series?

A: For technical reasons, authors do not have the ability to add or edit series. Please post in the Serieses! folder, and a librarian will assist you.


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