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message 1: by KevinF (new)

KevinF | 14 comments https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1... This book actually has 513 pages.


message 2: by Bea (new)

Bea According to Worldcat, this book has 435 pages, not 513. Are you sure your edition has the same ISBN?


message 3: by Tim (last edited Mar 04, 2016 06:33AM) (new)

Tim (techthing) | 227 comments Did you count all the pages in your edition?


Three sources and even they don't agree with each other. :/

Amazon says 528: http://www.amazon.com/Dead-Beat-Dresd...
WorldCat says 435: http://www.worldcat.org/title/dead-be...
Penguin Random house says 528: http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/boo...

See also: https://www.goodreads.com/help/show/2...


message 4: by lethe (new)

lethe | 13561 comments Worldcat is generally a more trustworthy source for page counts than either publishers or Amazon (except for Kindles of course), because it conforms more to the way GR counts pages.

Book in hand is the best though. But judging from the librarian changelog, pages have been continually changed for this edition, so maybe this is another case of one ISBN and several editions/page counts (one edit says "Page count changed to reflect owned copy, 448 to 517".


message 5: by KevinF (new)

KevinF | 14 comments 517 counts the author acknowledgements I failed to count that when I said 513. So yes that is correct to what I have.


message 6: by lethe (last edited Mar 04, 2016 07:46AM) (new)

lethe | 13561 comments I reverted the latest page count change and added a librarian note. Another entry on Worldcat does say 517 pages, and has the same publisher as the edition on GR: http://www.worldcat.org/title/dead-be...


message 7: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 41699 comments Mod
Reminder: Please include ISBN with all page numbering requests, even when linking to the book.


message 8: by Lavender (new)

Lavender (purlav) | 5 comments I have a physical copy of the book (paperback), I checked published date, ISBN and publisher. ISBN: 978-0-451-46091-2 My copy has 435 pages (including author note and excerpt from the beginning of another book), 424 pages if you do not include those. I saw the note about not changing the page number for this edition, so I did not change anything, but came here to see what is to be done when editions with the same ISBN don't match. For my own personal library, I switched my edition to the library binding edition as it has the same page numbers, but it's a different publisher. Should we add a new edition? Or is there another rule that I missed for these kinds of cases. New librarian here, so I want to make sure I understand all the rules.


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