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message 1: by Peter (last edited Dec 06, 2015 05:10PM) (new)

Peter Smorynski | 8 comments While trying to combine Kindle and Paperback editions for two different books in a series, "The Road to Betrayal" (Book 1) and "A Shadow of Chaos" (Book 2), both books were accidentally combined under "The Road to Betrayal." Please separate them, so that there is one Kindle and one Paperback edition for EACH book:

"The Road to Betrayal": https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...

"A Shadow of Chaos": https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

Thank you very much in advance.


message 2: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 845 comments separating


message 3: by Peter (last edited Dec 06, 2015 05:10PM) (new)

Peter Smorynski | 8 comments Dee wrote: "separating"

Dee, you have successfully separated the books, but the Kindle edition for "A Shadow of Chaos" (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...) is still listed under editions for "The Road to Betrayal," when it belongs under "A Shadow of Chaos" with its Paperback edition (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...)

Thank you very much for the fast work you have done! I hope this final correction can be made regarding the editions.

[I think I figured out how to fix the cover image issue; now I just have to wait for the site to update the thumbnail, I imagine]


message 4: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 845 comments it will take up to 10 minutes to show


message 5: by Peter (new)

Peter Smorynski | 8 comments Dee wrote: "it will take up to 10 minutes to show"

Just so I understand clearly, the "editions alteration" for "A Shadow of Chaos" takes up to 10 minutes to show, right? (I only ask this since I noted the cover image thumbnail, which was a different issue and may have confused things.) Thanks again.


message 6: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 845 comments yes - when i go to separate it - it doesn't show up as being able to be separated


message 7: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 845 comments try now and see if it looks right


message 8: by Peter (last edited Dec 06, 2015 07:06PM) (new)

Peter Smorynski | 8 comments Dee wrote: "try now and see if it looks right"

The HTML form is really messing up my message. Let me re-type.


message 9: by Peter (new)

Peter Smorynski | 8 comments Dee wrote: "try now and see if it looks right"

[Finally got the HTML form to behave] In terms of organization, everything appears to look right*. But I have two quick, related QUESTIONS about that:

1.) Neither book has a SERIES listing. For something like, say, The Maze Runner (The Maze Runner #1), that latter part in parenthesis is clickable and consistent across the series. My first book is listed as simply The Road to Betrayal (Universal War: ARM X) (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19...), and the sequel is listed as A Shadow of Chaos (Universal War: ARM X, #2) (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22...) with the latter part not clickable. Going by the example of The Maze Runner on Goodreads, they should be The Road to Betrayal (Universal War: ARM X #1) and A Shadow of Chaos (Universal War: ARM X #2) for their listings, with the parts in parenthesis clickable—the series being called “Universal War: ARM X”. Is this something that I can do?

2.) *I noticed that the earliest (and obsolete) paperback edition from 2003 of The Road to Betrayal (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28...) is now grouped with its newer Kindle (2013) and Paperback (2015) editions. Even though there have been a HUGE amount of changes/updates between these versions, it's normal for these three to be grouped together on Goodreads, right?


message 10: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 845 comments i'll fix the series stuff now

as to 2) yes - that is correct - revised/expanded editions of books get combined with other editions


message 11: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 845 comments series link:

https://www.goodreads.com/series/1686...

and the series should now be clickable in the head (or will when the changes process)


message 12: by Peter (new)

Peter Smorynski | 8 comments Dee wrote: "series link:

https://www.goodreads.com/series/1686...

and the series should now be clickable in the head (or will when the changes process)"


Dee, you are a miracle worker! Thank you so much for your patience and expertise in explaining and reorganizing things. You've done a fantastic job and I'm very grateful!

Since this is "case closed," I will delete this thread in a little while to free up the board for active question/request cases.


message 13: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 43525 comments Mod
You won't be able to delete the thread, just your own posts. Which we'd prefer you didn't, as it's quite confusing.


message 14: by Peter (new)

Peter Smorynski | 8 comments rivka wrote: "You won't be able to delete the thread, just your own posts. Which we'd prefer you didn't, as it's quite confusing."

All right, then. I saw a "delete" button in the edit section of the thread's header, so I just figured that would be helpful. But I'll just leave everything as it is.


message 15: by Peter (new)

Peter Smorynski | 8 comments Dee wrote: "series link:

https://www.goodreads.com/series/1686...

and the series should now be clickable in the head (or will when the changes process)"


Well, since this thread is still here, I notice now when I try to use Goodreads' Add a Quote option, it only lets me select A Shadow of Chaos under my name for books. Why is The Road to Betrayal not showing up? Is Goodreads still updating from the changes made?


message 16: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 43525 comments Mod
That's a caching issue and should be fixed in a day or so.


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