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message 1: by vicki_girl (new)

vicki_girl | 2765 comments I'm thinking that this book:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16...

Should be merged with this one:

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

and then the ISBN of the first book (the "Cancelled" one) marked as NAB.

There are zero listings of the "cancelled" ISBN on the web.

Any objections before proceeding?


message 2: by Amy (new)

Amy (amy_bookworm) | 76 comments Looks like a responsible merge to me...
Thanks (:


message 3: by Banjomike (last edited Dec 19, 2012 10:44AM) (new)

Banjomike | 5530 comments The ISBNs were added by the onix ingram script. It is a shame we can't find out where onix ingram got them from.

Go for it.

What about these two, or are you already on them?
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16...
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16...


message 4: by Amy (new)

Amy (amy_bookworm) | 76 comments Why are books 'cancelled'?


message 5: by Banjomike (new)

Banjomike | 5530 comments Amy wrote: "Why are books 'cancelled'?"

They seem to have been imported by one of the Goodread scripts. Only the PTB/developers etc know where they get the info from.


message 6: by Amy (new)

Amy (amy_bookworm) | 76 comments Oh, so it's just another edition that is a copy?... Oops.
Why would you merge not delete?


message 7: by Banjomike (new)

Banjomike | 5530 comments Amy wrote: "Oh, so it's just another edition that is a copy?... Oops.
Why would you merge not delete?"


A merge IS a delete. It saves the reviews and suchike.

http://www.goodreads.com/librarian_ma...


message 8: by vicki_girl (new)

vicki_girl | 2765 comments No, I hadn't seen those Banjomike. Thanks for the links.

Amy, in this case, I am guessing that these were editions that were planned by the publisher, but then later "cancelled", i.e. never released.


message 9: by Nenangs (new)

Nenangs | 469 comments ebook or access card?
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15...

keep or NAB?


message 10: by Cait (last edited Dec 27, 2012 03:26PM) (new)

Cait (tigercait) | 5005 comments Nenangs wrote: "ebook or access card?"

Ebook, I'm pretty sure. You see "access card" on a lot of textbooks; I think it means that there's a physical object which is sold in stores that then allows you to download that ebook. There isn't a separate listing for the ebook; the book listing with the "access card" note is the actual book listing, as far as I've seen.


message 11: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 43501 comments Mod
Yup.


message 12: by Nenangs (new)

Nenangs | 469 comments I see.
thanks for the explanation.


message 13: by Lori Z (new)

Lori Z | 23 comments Found this http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17... on an update feed. Do I merge or combine with http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10...? There's no ISBN or any info for edition and only has one review.


message 14: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 43501 comments Mod
Got 13.


message 15: by Lori Z (new)

Lori Z | 23 comments rivka wrote: "Got 13."

For future reference, rivka, could I ask what was done with this edition? Just trying to learn. Thanks!


message 16: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 43501 comments Mod
Merged author into Stephen King, and then combined & merged that edition.


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