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message 1: by Ali (new)

Ali Novak (AliNovak) | 4 comments Hi

So I don't know much about how to use this website as I have just taken over my author account from someone who posted my work, but it's my understanding that I need a librarian to change my book cover? Unfortunately they uploaded a cover they designed for my novel My Life with the Walter Boys. Here is the link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...

This book is not yet published and I would like the actual book cover uploaded. Here is the link to the actual cover: http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa...

Also, could you please explain why the author of a story can't change their own book cover? This doesn't make sense to me.

Thanks!
Ali


message 2: by Emy (last edited Nov 24, 2013 01:05PM) (new)

Emy (emypt) | 5034 comments Firstly, general point: GR doesn't (usually) change covers - we retain all old covers as well as newer ones. Pre-publication we need to check whether any Advance Copies have been issued with the existing cover?

I'm slightly confused though as the book is My Life with the Walter Boys, as is the cover - are you saying that this is a cover that will not be used, or that the record is pointing to the wrong title?

(And regarding your last question - it's because the ability was misused too often)

You currently have two editions of your title:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1... (has the greenish cover)
&
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1... (has the cover you want to show)

Lastly, do you have a publication date (approximate is fine) and will it be published as a paperback or ebook?


message 3: by Ali (new)

Ali Novak (AliNovak) | 4 comments Emy wrote: "Firstly, general point: GR doesn't (usually) change covers - we retain all old covers as well as newer ones. Pre-publication we need to check whether any Advance Copies have been issued with the ex..."

The publication date of the book is March of 2014. It will be published as a paperback and an ebook. When the book is published, there will be an entirely new cover or "edition" as Goodreads calls it. Right now, there should only be one edition of my book.

Currently the book is posted on Wattpad for people to read for free. The cover that I want to be displayed here on Goodreads is the cover I designed and is the one that is displayed on Wattpad.

One of my fans posted my books on Goodreads without my knowledge. She designed a new cover without my permission. I have never used that cover to represent my book and I don't want it as an "edition"


message 4: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 43604 comments Mod
Posting on Wattpad does constitute publication by Goodreads standards. However, we do not allow users to upload their own covers for an author's book, so that can certainly be removed.

There are two editions currently; which one is which? And what date was the book uploaded to Wattpad?


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