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message 1: by Anne (last edited Sep 03, 2013 08:13AM) (new)

Anne Lyle | 9 comments The following entry just appeared in my Dashboard:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18...

I don't know where it comes from (presumably imported from Ingrams' database?), but the ISBNs aren't on Amazon and the publication date is wrong. Can it be deleted, or will it just reappear?

(The actual editions of this book have been on Goodreads since early last year.)


message 2: by Banjomike (new)

Banjomike | 5530 comments Anne wrote: "The following entry just appeared in my Dashboard:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18...

I don't know where it comes from (presumably imported from Ingrams' database?..."


I don't know where it got the ISBN but the book title on Amazon (and other sites) matches this new import "Alchemist of Souls, The: Night's Masque, Volume 1" rather than the "The Alchemist of Souls (Night's Masque #1)" we already had on Goodreads. Perhaps the importer thought we didn't have the book.

I think we should let it stay until the staff/developers have a chance to look at it. The importers regularly bring in oddities and it could be helpful to the diagnosers that you have spotted this one a few hours after it arrived rather than the usual weeks or months that tend to elapse. Then we get rid of it. Will that do?


message 3: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 42012 comments Mod
Banjomike wrote: "I think we should let it stay until the staff/developers have a chance to look at it."

Not really necessary. Looks like the bad data comes from Ingram. Not much we can do about that but clean it up.


message 4: by Banjomike (new)

Banjomike | 5530 comments rivka wrote: "Banjomike wrote: "I think we should let it stay until the staff/developers have a chance to look at it."

Not really necessary. Looks like the bad data comes from Ingram. Not much we can do about t..."


OK, deleted. That was easy.


message 5: by Robin (new)

Robin Black (robinblack) | 49 comments Banjomike wrote: "Anne wrote: "The following entry just appeared in my Dashboard:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18...

I don't know where it comes from (presumably imported from Ingra..."


I had the same thing happen - a rogue electronic edition appeared yesterday or anyway within the last couple of days, wrong (non-existent) ISBN and a pub date from months before my book was published. Here's the bad one: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18...

The very nice Librarian I emailed with said it was imported from Ingrams and couldn't be deleted or anyway would reappear so I asked her to combine it at least so any potential ratings could go to the right place - but now EVERY EDITION of my book has the wrong Pub date - or says in it in parentheses after the right pub date. My publisher is looking into it, but I can't imagine what this rogue edition is.

Curious though to see this happened to someone else in the same time frame.

Any help hugely appreciated.


message 6: by Banjomike (last edited Sep 04, 2013 09:21AM) (new)

Banjomike | 5530 comments Robin wrote: "I had the same thing happen - a rogue electronic edition appeared yesterday or anyway within the last couple of days, wrong (non-existent) ISBN and a pub date from months before my book was published. Here's the bad one: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18...

The very nice Librarian I emailed with said it was imported from Ingrams and couldn't be deleted or anyway would reappear so I asked her to combine it at least so any potential ratings could go to the right place - but now EVERY EDITION of my book has the wrong Pub date - or says in it in parentheses after the right pub date. My publisher is looking into it, but I can't imagine what this rogue edition is.

Curious though to see this happened to someone else in the same time frame.

Any help hugely appreciated. "


Funny imports happen ALL the time.

If you have issues like this then the place to ask about is here rather than PM'ing a librarian, unless you contacted Support which is always OK (I see it was a staffer who did the work).

Are we talking about the original publication date which shows as 1st Jan 2010? What should it be,

EDIT: the ISBN might be from an Edgar Wallace published by Collins Crime Club


message 7: by Robin (last edited Sep 04, 2013 09:21AM) (new)

Robin Black (robinblack) | 49 comments Yes. The original publication date was March 30, 2010 - but the ISBN's are wrong they don't match any actual editions and also don't show up on google or Amazon or anywhere.

I did go through support - no PM's.

thanks!


message 8: by Banjomike (new)

Banjomike | 5530 comments Robin wrote: "I did go through support - no PM's.

thanks! "


Nice. Still easier to post here.

Check these dates:
http://www.goodreads.com/work/edition...

ar they OK


message 9: by Robin (new)

Robin Black (robinblack) | 49 comments They look great except that I still have no idea what this "edition" is since there was no Jan 1 2010 edition and the ISBN's are unknown. http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18...

I guess it doesn't really matter, it's just weird to have a book on there that doesn't actually exist. I have no idea where it came from?

Thanks again!


message 10: by Banjomike (new)

Banjomike | 5530 comments Robin wrote: "They look great except that I still have no idea what this "edition" is since there was no Jan 1 2010 edition and the ISBN's are unknown. http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18...

I guess it doesn't really matter, it's just weird to have a book on there that doesn't actually exist. I have no idea where it came from?

Thanks again! "


When your publisher has decided what it is, or isn't, post here and we can remove it.


message 11: by Robin (new)

Robin Black (robinblack) | 49 comments Thank you, I will!


message 12: by Robin (last edited Sep 04, 2013 11:28AM) (new)

Robin Black (robinblack) | 49 comments Banjomike wrote: "Robin wrote: "I had the same thing happen - a rogue electronic edition appeared yesterday or anyway within the last couple of days, wrong (non-existent) ISBN and a pub date from months before my bo..."

Yes, there does seem to be this match, from the 1920's:
http://www.strandbooks.com/mystery-su...


message 13: by Robin (last edited Sep 05, 2013 02:04PM) (new)

Robin Black (robinblack) | 49 comments So, Random House tells me it "does not emanate from the Random House system." Since it's not their ISBN, is dated 3 months before my publication date, the ISBN number matches a different book, and it has no ratings of its own, and is supposedly an e-book froma time when no e-book existed, is it possible for it to be deleted? This one, just to be clear: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18...


Thanks so much for any help with this. I really don't want to be intertwined with a different book.


message 14: by Banjomike (new)

Banjomike | 5530 comments Robin wrote: "So, Random House tells me it "does not emanate from the Random House system." Since it's not their ISBN, is dated 3 months before my publication date, the ISBN number matches a different book, and it has no ratings of its own, is it possible for it to be deleted? This one, just to be clear: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18...

Thanks so much for any help with this. I really don't want to be intertwined with a different book. "


Fixed. We didn't have that Wallace edition so I converted the record.
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18...


message 15: by Robin (new)

Robin Black (robinblack) | 49 comments You all are the best! Thank you!!


message 16: by Robin (last edited Sep 06, 2013 10:10AM) (new)

Robin Black (robinblack) | 49 comments Ha ha - now it says over ALL editions of my book: First published January 1st 1929. It seems like I can't get away from that Edgar Wallace. If you could possibly somehow do that final clean up I would be very grateful. Thank you - actual first publication date March 30, 2010.

The 1929 date is now attached to EVERY edition individually as well. Oh, I see it also says the original title was "The Dark Eyes of London" - also not true. . .


message 17: by Deon (new)

Deon (deonva) | 3386 comments fixed


message 18: by Banjomike (last edited Sep 06, 2013 10:15AM) (new)

Banjomike | 5530 comments Robin wrote: "Ha ha - now it says over ALL editions of my book: First published January 1st 1929. It seems like I can't get away from that Edgar Wallace. If you could possibly somehow do that final clean up I w..."

I haven't seen that happen before. Fixed.
http://www.goodreads.com/work/edition...


message 19: by Robin (new)

Robin Black (robinblack) | 49 comments It's so weird. I just can't imagine how it got so tangled - but then I don't know anything about the system.
Thank you! I'm just hoping it all stays kind of normal now. . . fingers crossed.


message 20: by Anne (new)

Anne Lyle | 9 comments Banjomike wrote: "That was easy"

Thanks, Mike - but it's back again!


message 21: by Banjomike (new)

Banjomike | 5530 comments Anne wrote: "Banjomike wrote: "That was easy"

Thanks, Mike - but it's back again!"


Oh, so it is. I don't see how it can be back, I deleted it. There isn't any way back from deletion that I know of. Did you happen to notice if it did vanish for a while or has it always been there (and the delete didn't work)?


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