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message 1: by Krautlein (new)

Krautlein | 10 comments Want to add this book, but neither edition matching the ISBN is quite right. I've just received librarian privileges and want to check before I make changes.

This 1997 edition shows Gramercy as Publisher, but my book shows Wings by Random House. All other detail matches my book. I believe that Gramercy is also a division of Random House.

The Library of Congress shows the publisher as Wings by Random House. No mention is made of Gramercy.

As does

Amazon shows two 1997 editions, one with Gramercy and one with Random House as publishers.

The other possible edition, shows Random House as publisher, has no date, and 16 more pages than my edition, but matches the number of pages in the 1987 edition (That edition has a different ISBN from 1997 edition).

Would the appropriate approach be to change the Publisher from Gramercy to Random House and to merge the two editions?


message 2: by Liz (last edited Aug 08, 2015 03:17PM) (new)

Liz Yanes (lizilena) | 265 comments I looked a little into this and the links you provided. There are two IBSNs for this book in your GR links. 0517187264 was published in January 21st 1997 by Gramercy

And 0517186942 was Published by Random House Value Publishing in February 1997 in the Wings Series

There are still some inconsistencies with the page count, but I hope this helps.

message 3: by Krautlein (new)

Krautlein | 10 comments Thanks for picking up the separate ISBNs. I went back my copy (ISBN 0517187264) and it matches the one Amazon shows as published by Gramercy. My copy says it was published by Wings by Random House Value Publishing. Both Gramercy and Wings are imprints of Random House Value Publishing. Would it be less confusing to change the publisher to Random House Value Publishing and note in the description that it was released by both Gramercy and Wings imprints of Random House Value Publishing? Or should I just enter it as a new edition?


message 4: by Paula (new)

Paula (paulaan) | 7029 comments Data from a book in hand beats Amazon data which can be very wrong

Policy is to use the most granular data so should not use Random House

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