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Jessica (cocoonofbooks) | 8 comments There are two audio versions of 168 Hours:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...

These are showing up as the only two editions of the book. One print version is here:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7...

Could someone help me understand how to group editions together? My understanding is that the Combine Editions option merges two editions of the same book, not join two separate groups of editions.


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Z-squared | 8580 comments Combining can be used to merge more than one book at a time. So you could combine the two audiobook versions with the other print editions simultaneously. However, the editions have to have an identical primary author. The print edition, for example, is spelled differently (Laura Vanderkam) from the audiobooks (Laura Vauderkam). The audiobook spelling is incorrect. When this happens, as a librarian, you have two options:

1) Manually edit every edition of every book that belongs to the incorrectly spelled author page. In this example, there is only the one book, the audiobook you've linked to, with two editions. So two manual edits are required.

2) Merge the author profiles. To do that, go to the author page and hit edit. Change the spelling to match the other profile. When prompted, ok the merge by selecting the correctly spelled profile.

However, if you try to edit an author's profile and that profile has already been claimed (i.e., they are a "Goodreads author"), you will not have the permissions necessary to make any edits. Similarly, if you try to edit an unclaimed author's profile so that the name is identical to a claimed Goodreads author profile, you will be unable to make the change. Only a GR employee can make that change. So you would instead leave a note on this thread with links to both the Goodreads author page and the author page that needs editing.

In this case, because only two editions need editing, I'd go route 1. I have refrained from doing this for you, as it sounds like you want to do it yourself.


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Z-squared | 8580 comments FYI, you might want to read the section of the librarian manual the goes over the difference between 'combine' and 'merge', because they are NOT used interchangeably here. Start reading from here:

https://www.goodreads.com/librarian_m...


Jessica (cocoonofbooks) | 8 comments Ah! I didn't even see the misspelling. That explains why I wasn't seeing what I expected to. I've fixed it and combined the groups of editions. Thank you so much!


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