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message 1: by L.J. (new)

L.J. Cohen (ljcohen) | 13 comments This book has been released as an e-ARC to book bloggers/reviewers. I think one of the reviewers must have added the book to goodreads right at the same time I added it. He used the ASIN that amazon has listed from when I serialized an earlier version of the book on my blog.

Can the data from the latter (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...) be added to the book's official page (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...), and the first listing be deleted?

The correct version is the one using the ISBN (
0984787070 (ISBN13: 9780984787074)) and with the cover art and synopsis.

Thank you!


message 2: by Z-squared (new)

Z-squared | 8580 comments Let me start by saying that Goodreads policy is to keep all published books. We are not a bookseller, so we keep even out-of-print or no longer available books (physical and ebook).

Therefore I don't think we can delete the edition with ASIN B0091HM3XK. Serialized books, even in blog form, do exist as valid books on GR. For example: Clean Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles, #1) by Ilona Andrews . When it was published as a serialized blog book, it was added to GR. Then when it was subsequently re-released as a traditional novel, the new ebook/kindle/pb editions were created and combined with the original blog format edition.

Moreover, your book with ASIN B0091HM3XK was added by a GR user in 2013, so I'm certain that user knew exactly what he was adding.

I've marked the old edition clearly as the the serialized version and combined it with the new ebook edition. You can set the new edition as the default (which is what will appear on your author profile and will come up first in searches by title) by follow the instructions here:

https://www.goodreads.com/help/show/3...


message 3: by L.J. (new)

L.J. Cohen (ljcohen) | 13 comments Thank you!


message 4: by L.J. (new)

L.J. Cohen (ljcohen) | 13 comments L.J. wrote: "This book has been released as an e-ARC to book bloggers/reviewers. I think one of the reviewers must have added the book to goodreads right at the same time I added it. He used the ASIN that amazo..."

Well, the problem is that the blog no longer exists and I don't seem to be able to delete the listing on Amazon. So there really isn't a 'published' product.


message 5: by Z-squared (new)

Z-squared | 8580 comments but it WAS published in the past. Like I said before, Goodreads is not a bookseller. It's more like a book catalog in a library. We never, ever delete books from the catalog just because they're no longer available.


message 6: by Z-squared (new)

Z-squared | 8580 comments i will add that the example above, Clean Sweep, is no longer available in its blog format either, yet we retain the record of it here.


message 7: by L.J. (new)

L.J. Cohen (ljcohen) | 13 comments Ahh. Thank you. Sad author is sad - if I realized it would be considered 'published', I wouldn't have made it available, as it was a serialized first draft and not a completed novel. :(

Unfortunately, it shows on my author page as being published in 2012, when the novel is being published next month. I have set the book version as the default (thank you for the instructions). Is there anyway to have the official book publication date attached to the listing?


message 8: by Z-squared (last edited May 08, 2014 01:53PM) (new)

Z-squared | 8580 comments sorry, no, the way books get listed always includes their original pub date, not the edition date. imagine how confusing it would get otherwise -- pride & prejudice, published 2014??? :)


message 9: by Z-squared (new)

Z-squared | 8580 comments but the edition page itself, of course, will have your expected pub date first and the original in grey font second:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...


message 10: by L.J. (new)

L.J. Cohen (ljcohen) | 13 comments Z-squared wrote: "but the edition page itself, of course, will have your expected pub date first and the original in grey font second:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2..."


Got it. And I understand the logic. Thank you!


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