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message 1: by Igor (new)

Igor Ljubuncic (igorljubuncic) | 24 comments Hi guys,

The first two books in my series The Lost Words are currently available and displayed on GR. Good so far. However, the titles only read the primary title and not the subtitle field as well, which is essentially: The Lost Words, Volume 1, 2, respectively.

This is how the books are displayed on Amazon. Now, on GR, they are grouped under my profile, as one series, but the titles do not indicate that.

Would you recommend making this change?

The Betrayed - > The Betrayed (The Lost Words #1) or:
The Betrayed - > The Betrayed (The Lost Words, Volume 1)

And likewise:

The Broken -> The Broken (The Lost Words ...).

What do you think?


message 2: by Krazykiwi (new)

Krazykiwi | 1767 comments The Betrayed (The Lost Words #1) is correct according to the manual. Or you can put a comma (The Lost Words, #1)

message 3: by Empress (last edited May 05, 2014 02:48AM) (new)

Empress (the_empress) See the following rules in the manual:


The title should match the title shown on the cover of the book, if that information is available.


The subtitle should also match the cover of the book. ... The phrase "A Novel Of {Something}" or "A {Something} Novel", where {something} is the book's series, should be considered a series indicator rather than a subtitle, and so it should not be present in the title field except as part of the series.


Place the series information in parentheses after the title and any subtitle or transliteration. If the book is numbered in the series, place the number after the series name with the # symbol in front of it. Previous conventions used a comma after the series name and before the number; this is also acceptable.

An exception to this is when the series name is the primary or only title.


So the correct way to do it is:

The Betrayed (The Lost Words #1)

message 4: by Igor (new)

Igor Ljubuncic (igorljubuncic) | 24 comments Thanks a lot!

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