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message 1: by Arto (new)

Arto | 59 comments How to handle periodicals if original novel/short story might be before ISBN era or it is published with ISBN, but translated version is periodical with ISSN number. Is it allowed to include such periodicals?

Jason Dark (Helmut Rellergerd)has published 1800+ short stories/novels and newest ones are sold as kindle versions with asin

But older ones were periodicals with ISSN.

These 2 are periodicals with ISBN, but similar magazines here in Finland has ISSN so are those allowed? In rules it says Zines are not books, but periodicals with ISBN are.

message 2: by Nina (new)

Nina | 426 comments I don't know what is common to do in this case, or what would be (most) correct... but I consider translations as a worthy version/edition; In that case, I would attach a librarian note with the ISSN.

message 3: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (last edited Feb 03, 2014 02:00PM) (new)

rivka | 41655 comments Mod
As a general rule, periodicals with ISSNs should not be added to the Goodreads catalog.

message 4: by Arto (new)

Arto | 59 comments

These series and several others are published as a Kiosk-literature, cheap pocket books here in Finland. So in 70's and 80's most of them were part of periodical series and without ISBN, but with ISSN. So I'm wondering is it ok to add these and similar books and zines, even though they aren't thought as books here in Finland.

message 5: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 41655 comments Mod
Looks like those are books (what we might call mass-market paperbacks), regardless of whether they had ISBNs initially. But yes, sometimes the line is hard to draw.

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