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message 1: by Ken (new)

Ken | 12 comments Consider E.E. Smith's "Triplanetary" (

Note all of the Kindle editions, which appear to differ only in their ASIN numbers. What's the point of these multiple entries? Should they be combined? If one searches the Kindle site, one finds only one edition, with an ASIN of B004TS0CQG.

What am I missing?

Thank you.

message 2: by Debbie's Spurts (D.A.) (last edited Dec 24, 2012 03:19PM) (new)

Debbie's Spurts (D.A.) The other ASINs likely were older editions no longer for sale. Not the same thing as saying none of our members ever bought or put on their shelves and even still have on their kindles.

Possibly this author classic enough that different publishers have reprinted several versions including kindle editions that are no longer available. I've seen it a lot with "classic" science fiction.

If you go to an edition's page and click ratings details you can see how many members shelved an edition.

message 3: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 43604 comments Mod
Only one ASIN may currently be listed as available for sale, but it looks like each of those ASINs corresponds to an edition (some with different publishers) that was available at one time.

Just as we don't delete print editions that are now out of print, neither do we delete Kindle editions that are no longer for sale.

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