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message 1: by Caroline (new)

Caroline | 58 comments Those were both added by Amazon.com, not a user, so even if a librarian were to delete them...they'd just get added again by Amazon.com. Sounds like when you did a search today for "Fran Upman," it added them.

Maybe the easy solution would be to have "OUT OF PRINT" added into the descriptions on each item? I've never heard of a case where we've been deleting out of print titles since the idea is for users to add to their bookshelves the edition that own/read, rather than a current edition, so anyone who has read either of those editions is going to want to add them...not a new one.


message 2: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (last edited Dec 28, 2007 02:13PM) (new)

rivka | 39944 comments Mod
The person to contact about being added to the author program is Otis. He reads the Feedback group more thoroughly and frequently than this one, and he can also be reached via the "contact us" link at the bottom of each page. Librarians don't have the authority to add authors to the program, which is probably why you got no responses yesterday.

I emphatically agree with Caroline about not deleting the books. GoodReads has many books listed which are out of print -- it's about listing books we've read, not selling them. So "out of print" isn't really the question.

I'm assuming the two books you want to add are Honest Love and Frantasms ? Since they lack ISBNs (like all Lulu.com books), they'll have to be added manually, which any user can do.


message 3: by Otis, Chief Architect (new)

Otis Chandler | 315 comments Mod
Hi Fran,

You are a Goodreads Author now! Sorry for the error on your profile - not sure what happened.

The most popular editions of your books will be the ones shown on your profile, so we suggest prettying up those ones with good covers and descriptions. We plan to someday allow the author profiles to be more customized, but for now thats how it works!




message 4: by Debbie (new)

Debbie Moorhouse You could always add the sample as an ebook, then it would appear in the book description.


message 5: by Debbie (new)

Debbie Moorhouse There is that risk. When GUD uploaded a .pdf of extracts from Issue 0, they noted in the description that the .pdf only contained teasers, so I suppose that's one way round the problem :).


message 6: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 39944 comments Mod
I love ebooks. They will never replace my print collection, but my PDA can hold dozens and dozens of ebooks, and it goes pretty much everywhere I go. So I can read ebooks on line, when stuck waiting somewhere, etc.


message 7: by Debbie (new)

Debbie Moorhouse Yes, the disclaimer was intended to indicate that the .pdf wasn't of the whole magazine, but only of teasers--the first few paragraphs of a story, for example.


message 8: by Otis, Chief Architect (new)

Otis Chandler | 315 comments Mod
Fran,

Listing the writing on the book's page is a great idea - we'll put it on the list!




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