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message 1: by Debbie's Spurts (D.A.) (last edited Aug 21, 2013 08:53AM) (new)

Debbie's Spurts (D.A.) Odd book description for http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18... unlikely contest mentioned is permanent (did not click to see if had end date but most sweepstakes do) so definitely not for book description.


message 2: by Debbie's Spurts (D.A.) (last edited Aug 23, 2013 12:51PM) (new)

Debbie's Spurts (D.A.) This book description http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10... has boldfaced sale information specifying on sale for August only. Since likely been there all August, there might be a librarian note explaining which staff member made an exception to the no-promotions/bookseller-links/ads in book description rule. Otherwise, I think it's a dated promotion needing to be deleted as well.


message 3: by Monique (new)

Monique (kadiya) | 1099 comments Fixed. Removed sale information and left Librarian note. The change was done by the author so likely no one caught it before you.


message 4: by Debbie's Spurts (D.A.) (last edited Aug 23, 2013 02:28PM) (new)

Debbie's Spurts (D.A.) Gee, LOL, all these bazillion millions of books aren't reviewed daily?

(I spotted going thru my amazon wishlist, saw the sale on amazon, bought book and came back to goodreads to mark as bought -- when shelving here saw the promotion in book description. Hopefully the length of time the ephemeral information/promotion was likely in book description doesn't encourage more to popup.)


message 5: by Debbie's Spurts (D.A.) (last edited Aug 24, 2013 02:26AM) (new)

Debbie's Spurts (D.A.) Another one with book reviews: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16...


message 6: by Debbie's Spurts (D.A.) (last edited Aug 24, 2013 02:50AM) (new)

Debbie's Spurts (D.A.) This one I don't think is exactly against policy http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12... but could use a little re-wording for those of us who have no idea what "In the second announcement, we revealed that Orion have bought the rights to two adult books from me. The first, due..." Is talking about (presumably author blog or status update post). The link is not a bookseller link so not sure where that falls in terms of policy.


message 7: by Paula (new)

Paula (paulaan) | 7029 comments 6, 7 done


message 8: by Debbie's Spurts (D.A.) (last edited Aug 24, 2013 09:21AM) (new)

Debbie's Spurts (D.A.) And another book description fulll of quoted "praises": http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/86...


message 9: by Banjomike (last edited Aug 24, 2013 12:02PM) (new)

Banjomike | 5530 comments Debbie wrote: "And another book description fulll of quoted "praises": http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/86..."

Done all 12 editions.


message 10: by Debbie's Spurts (D.A.) (last edited Aug 27, 2013 06:59PM) (new)

Debbie's Spurts (D.A.) Another one with book description with reviews and quoted praises: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17...


Debbie's Spurts (D.A.) Quoted (and mispunctuated) praise/review in http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/78...


message 12: by Cait (new)

Cait (tigercait) | 5005 comments Got 13.


Debbie's Spurts (D.A.) Another one with lots of quoted praises in book description: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13...


message 14: by Paula (new)

Paula (paulaan) | 7029 comments Got 15


Debbie's Spurts (D.A.) Another with quoted praise at bottom of description The Seven Steps to Closure (kindle edition with asin B0082S1WPE)


message 16: by Banjomike (last edited Sep 09, 2013 03:41AM) (new)

Banjomike | 5530 comments 17 done, all editions had the praise


Debbie's Spurts (D.A.) And this one is more list of book reviews and praises than description - The Bonesetter's Daughter.


message 18: by Kerry (new)

Kerry (geniusscientist) | 72 comments Looks like someone got it.


message 19: by Kerry (new)

Kerry (geniusscientist) | 72 comments Someone fixed that edition, but there were more that had a Barnes & Noble review as the description, so I'm going through each edition.

However, attempts to update editions with the "default description" are not sticking. Other edits are, however, so I'm just replacing the questionable reviews with the *text* of the default description. Does anyone know if this is a known issue?


Debbie's Spurts (D.A.) https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1... has a synopsis full of quoted book reviews.


message 21: by Z-squared (new)

Z-squared | 8580 comments 22 fixed


message 22: by Debbie's Spurts (D.A.) (last edited Nov 07, 2013 02:57PM) (new)

Debbie's Spurts (D.A.) Another full of book reviews - isbn 9780829423501 at https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...

Description in book synopsis says:
""An outstanding historical novel.”—New York Times

“This novel makes real . . . the whole world of the New Testament.”—Chicago Tribune

“His theme is presented with an assurance and sweetness that is refreshing
in a great novel.”—Christian Science…"



message 23: by Z-squared (new)

Z-squared | 8580 comments 24 fixed


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