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message 1: by Platte (new)

Platte Clark (platteclark) | 7 comments Hello!

I inadvertently combined combined all my books from the same series into the same edition, and have had no luck separating them back out.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Bad Unicorn
Fluff Dragon


message 2: by Eline (new)

Eline (justamistake) | 147 comments I seperated the Fluff Dragon books/editions from the Bad Unicorn ones. After that I combined all the Flugg Dragons.


message 3: by Deon (new)

Deon (deonva) | 3389 comments Authors can only combine, they cannot separate


message 4: by Platte (new)

Platte Clark (platteclark) | 7 comments Thank you very much!


message 5: by Cait (new)

Cait (tigercait) | 5005 comments I've fixed the series as well. (Fellow librarians, don't forget that combining can mess up the series listing too!)


message 6: by Platte (new)

Platte Clark (platteclark) | 7 comments Thanks for that -- much appreciated!


message 7: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (moragepona) | 33 comments Hi fellow librarians,

As I have various editions of Frankenstein at home, I stumbled upon the fact that the editions of Frankenstein are a huge mess. Easy Readers and Illustrated (abridged) versions have been merged with the original 1818 text, as well as the "regular" text that we all know. I'm doing my best to seperate the different versions, but may well miss stuff, so if any of you have some extra time and fancy picking a few wrong merges out, I'd appreciate any help very much :)


message 8: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 42499 comments Mod
Abridged editions should be combined with unabridged. However, "easy readers" editions are usually adaptations, and those should not be combined with the others.


message 9: by Mike (new)

Mike Allen | 13 comments Hello! I misread how the "combining editions" feature worked and ended up making a huge mess out of my official list of books. Almost all of them are now combined into "Clockwork Phoenix: Tales of Beauty and Strangeness." (Oops.) Can anyone help?

While I'm at it, the following books currently attached to my list are NOT mine:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1... (All editions of this one not me or mine)
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2... (All editions of this one not me or mine)
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1... (heh. Also not me.)


message 10: by Beth (last edited Oct 04, 2014 05:53PM) (new)

Beth (bethjustbeth) | 1586 comments #9 - having a go at this one...stand by. :-)

Okay...uncombined (you did get crazy, didn't you?)...fixed the Clockwork Phoenix series...and disambiguated you. You are no longer getting credit for the racy educational material.

Please give it all a careful once over and make sure all your books, and only your books are showing!


message 11: by Mike (new)

Mike Allen | 13 comments Thank you! Sorry I am an Internet klutz. :-/


message 12: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Urian | 4 comments Hello, I am a Spanish authoress and we have combined two books of the same series with four editions. One can uncombined? https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...


message 13: by Renske (new)

Renske | 10805 comments 12 Separated your books.


message 14: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Urian | 4 comments Uf, Thank you so much!


message 15: by Arenda (new)

Arenda | 20237 comments #15 separated After and Again and American Flowers. It can take a while for all pages to update.


message 16: by Zena (new)

Zena Wynn | 2 comments After reading the above comments, I don't feel so stupid. I combined books I didn't realize were already combined (GR is awesome). Now I need them separated. They all got lumped under Worth Fighting For by Zena Wynn. If you can fix my screw up, I'd much appreciate it.


message 17: by lethe (new)

lethe | 13731 comments #18 They all got lumped under Cyn's Dragon. I have separated and recombined them where necessary. I only have a question about Worth Fighting For: https://www.goodreads.com/work/editio...
Some are #2 and others #3 in the chronicles, but Love's Challenges seems to be the correct #2.


message 18: by Zena (new)

Zena Wynn | 2 comments When I self-published, I combined book 1 (The Apology) and book 2 (Love's Challenges) into a single ebook (Nina's Dilemma). That made Worth Fighting For? book 2. I plan to add another book to the series, Love's Many Challenges, which will be book 3. I already have the cover art for it. Hope this answers it.
Thanks so much for fixing my mess. Next time, I'll check here for the answer to my questions before touching anything.


message 19: by lethe (new)

lethe | 13731 comments #20 At the moment, there is only this one book in the Nina Chronicles: https://www.goodreads.com/series/5186...

If you could name all the titles in the series with their correct numbering, I can add them.


message 20: by Benjamín (new)

Benjamín Recacha García (brecacha) | 2 comments Hello! Could anyone separate my books 'El viaje de Pau' and 'Con la vida a cuestas'? I have accidentally combined them. :(
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...

Thanks a lot!


message 21: by lethe (new)

lethe | 13731 comments #22 separated.


message 22: by Benjamín (new)

Benjamín Recacha García (brecacha) | 2 comments Thank you very much! :)


message 23: by Empress (new)

Empress (the_empress) the default editions is marked to contain a short story of about 50 pages. As it is a popular edition I need a super-librarian to look at it and decide if it should be separated.

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Similar case was discussed here and in another topic which I cannot find now and it was 'voted' in favor of separation.


message 24: by Empress (new)

Empress (the_empress) Bump for #25


message 25: by Empress (new)

Empress (the_empress) Another bump for #25


message 26: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 42499 comments Mod
Your link in 25 doesn't go to a book. This has probably confused most people.


message 27: by Empress (new)

Empress (the_empress) Silly me, I've pasted text instead of a link

here it is: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...

Also this non-default (but second most popular edition): https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...


message 28: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 42499 comments Mod
One of those is book 1 in the series and one is book 2.


message 29: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 42499 comments Mod
However, I think the question is whether a bonus short is a reason to separate 2 editions. If it is much shorter than the main book (rather than another book of similar length), it really is not. Not any more than other bonuses, like author interviews or book club questions added to a book are.


message 30: by Empress (new)

Empress (the_empress) rivka wrote: "However, I think the question is whether a bonus short is a reason to separate 2 editions. If it is much shorter than the main book (rather than another book of similar length), it really is not. N..."


Yes that is the question. In book 2 the short story is 30 pages and the book itself 290. Also a lot of people would shelf the default edition without being their actual edition. It is for you to decide.


message 31: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 42499 comments Mod
Ellie [The Empress] wrote: "Also a lot of people would shelf the default edition without being their actual edition."

Not really relevant. People also choose the default when its the large-print hardcover and they read the regular-print paperback, which is 100 pages shorter.

As I said, a bonus short is not generally enough to separate an edition from its fellows.


message 32: by Empress (new)

Empress (the_empress) Ok, thanks.


message 33: by Bianca (new)

Bianca Mori (thebiancamori) | 3 comments Help please...I accidentally combined 3 separate books into one edition and now I can't separate them. Could someone please help separate them into 3 distinct works again? https://www.goodreads.com/work/editio...


message 34: by Z-squared (new)

Z-squared | 8580 comments Bianca wrote: "Help please...I accidentally combined 3 separate books into one edition and now I can't separate them. Could someone please help separate them into 3 distinct works again? https://www.goodreads.com..."

35 done in another thread. please do not post the same request in multiple threads.


message 35: by Empress (last edited Jun 20, 2015 03:15PM) (new)

Empress (the_empress) To separate or not? https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

(I think yes?)


message 36: by lethe (last edited Jun 20, 2015 03:27PM) (new)

lethe | 13731 comments Ellie [The Empress] wrote: "To separate or not? https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

(I think yes?)"


According to Worldcat, Kuppig has first responsibility: http://www.worldcat.org/title/ninetee...

So I'd say yes too. Anyone else?


message 37: by Abcdarian (new)

Abcdarian | 19392 comments Everybody seems to credit Kuppig first (Amazon, various university libraries). I'm a yes.


message 38: by Empress (last edited Jun 21, 2015 01:55AM) (new)

Empress (the_empress) Thank you guys. Done :)


message 39: by Claudine (new)

Claudine Carmel (claudinecarmel) | 2 comments Hello, I've accidentally combined my second book in a series with the first book while I was combining a second edition of the first book with the first edition.I've tried to separate it with the separate tool butit just brings me back to my home page. Could anyone help me separate my editions? I'm trying to make 'Lucy Lick-Me-Not and the Greedy Gubbins' separate from 'Lucy Lick-Me-Not and the Day Eaters'.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/combin...
Thanks for any help or instructions on how to do this, Claudine


message 40: by Paula (new)

Paula (paulaan) | 7027 comments separated 39

authors do not have ability to separate


message 41: by Claudine (new)

Claudine Carmel (claudinecarmel) | 2 comments Thank you so much, Paula! I really appreciate your help, that was so fast :)


message 42: by Rodrigo (new)

Rodrigo Turini | 2 comments Hello, I've accidentally combined my books too. I've tried to separate it, but as I can see authors can't do that. Could anyone helpme separate my editions?

I need to make those two books:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
separate from:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

thanks


message 43: by Abcdarian (new)

Abcdarian | 19392 comments #42: I've separated all 3 books, since I'm not sure about the ones you've listed. It looks to me like the two Explorando books belong together and not the PHP -?


message 44: by Rodrigo (last edited Jul 10, 2015 04:47AM) (new)

Rodrigo Turini | 2 comments all of them should be separated, just like you did! thank you so much


message 45: by Elana (new)

Elana (elanajohnson) | 2 comments Hi, I've just made a big mess by combining a bunch of my books together. I'm so sorry! I'm just trying to get the updated covers to show and get all the info correct on my books, and yeah. I made a mess.

I combined several different books into ELEVATED. Can someone separate them for me, and I promise I'll back away slowly from Goodreads...

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

Combined these books that need to be separated:
Something About Love
Elemental Rush
Elemental Release
From the Query to the Call
The Elemental Series Boxed Set

Thank you in advance!


message 46: by Abcdarian (last edited Nov 10, 2015 05:02PM) (new)

Abcdarian | 19392 comments #45: Fixed. Don't worry; this happens fairly frequently to authors. :-)

Do you have the instructions for setting the default view cover? https://www.goodreads.com/help/show/3...


message 47: by K.D. (new)

K.D. Wloch | 8 comments I have similarly made a mess of my book 2/book 3 editions, combining them... could you split the book 2 (Renegade) from the book 3 (Reborn) editions?

Thank you for your help,

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...


message 48: by lethe (last edited Nov 29, 2015 11:06AM) (new)

lethe | 13731 comments #47 Separated and added series: https://www.goodreads.com/series/1679...

Please do not post the same request in multiple threads.


message 49: by K.D. (new)

K.D. Wloch | 8 comments Thank you. I'm sorry about that, I didn't realise I had done so. I thought I was posting on the same thread and my earlier comment hadn't registered! (I'm a bit unfamiliar with the thread/forum aspect).

Apologies again, and thanks for helping so quickly.


message 50: by Balogun (new)

Balogun Ojetade (authorbalogunojetade) | 1 comments Hello! I accidentally combined several books under one. Please separate them. Thanks!

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...


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