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message 1: by Pete (new)

Pete Catalano | 5 comments Hi there, I have 2 books on my page that I wrote and self-published on IUniverse in 2007 just to get the 10 copies of the books. There was no thought given to the back cover or each site. Is there any way you can please take them off? The writing in those books is no longer recognizable to me and going forward I would hate for anyone to think that is a representative example of my work.

Here are the 2 books:

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

message 2: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 41693 comments Mod
Pete wrote: "Is there any way you can please take them off?"

Goodreads does not delete out-of-print books. Please see and

And please don't post the same request in multiple threads.

message 3: by Pete (new)

Pete Catalano | 5 comments Sorry about that. I wasn't sure where to post it originally. Thanks so much.

message 4: by Krazykiwi (new)

Krazykiwi | 1767 comments Cutting and pasting links from forum posts doesn't work, since I'm pretty sure you aren't asking us to remove Harry Potter :) However it's pretty clear which ones you meant.

With librarian hat on:
In any case, GR Policy is to retain all published books, even out of print ones. It's ok however to add a note to the description (add, not replace) to say "Out of print" or "No longer available".

Just as a reader:
In your case, since the books themselves aren't actually available (GR does not provide books, it's just a database), I doubt having a couple of database entries about them is creating any kind of representation. And to be honest, given the state of self-pubbed and ebooks in general in 2007, any cover that doesn't look like it was hand drawn in MS Paint (or worse, badly made in Poser) was so far above average, yours look positively professional.

Let it go, as the song says :)

message 5: by Pete (new)

Pete Catalano | 5 comments Thanks so much! Great advice!

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