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P.K. Lentz (pklentz) | 21 comments Athenian Steel: Roman Annihilation 423 BCE

New cover is on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B019UKNB24

I noticed that if I click "Add new edition" it gives me the "add a new book" form pre-filled with all the details for the work in question, along with the option to upload a new cover file. I don't recall that being possible before. I almost just added the new cover myself that way (and very much believe we ought to be allowed to), but I didn't want to make any Librarians mad.

Thanks!


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Arenda | 19987 comments P.K. wrote: "I noticed that if I click "Add new edition" it gives me the "add a new book" form pre-filled with all the details for the work in question, along with the option to upload a new cover file. I don't recall that being possible before. I almost just added the new cover myself that way (and very much believe we ought to be allowed to)"

Yes, you are allowed to do that.
When a book has a new cover, and the ASIN or isbn has not changed, the ASIN of isbn has to be added to the description as it can't be added to two editions in the Goodreads database.

Here is the edition with the new cover: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

As the author, you have the ability to change which edition of the book is the default, which will come up in searches by title and show on your author profile.
How to set the default edition.

Policy for new covers can be found here: http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1...
and http://www.goodreads.com/help/show/85....


message 3: by P.K. (last edited Jun 11, 2016 05:51AM) (new)

P.K. Lentz (pklentz) | 21 comments Thank you! The last link is the most helpful & detailed, and is new information to me and probably to most who would post requests here. Maybe it should be linked in the sticky at the top of this group? Had I found it there, I would have gone ahead and done what it says and saved a Librarian some time! ;)


message 4: by Arenda (new)

Arenda | 19987 comments P.K. wrote: "Thank you! The last link is the most helpful & detailed, and is new information to me and probably to most who would post requests here. Maybe it should be linked in the sticky at the top of this group? Had I found it there, I would have gone ahead and done what it says and saved a Librarian some time! ;) "

Don't worry about wasting a librarian's time. We like to do these things.

The last link is from the librarian manual.
I guess there are authors that would be very confused when seeing those instructions. Usually it is easier having a librarian create an alternate cover edition, rather than having to correct changes that were made against policy.

When you have a new cover for one of your books, feel free to create a new edition yourself next time.


message 5: by P.K. (new)

P.K. Lentz (pklentz) | 21 comments I'm sure you're right! If I had just gone ahead without reading those instructions carefully first, I would have done a couple of things wrong. ;) Thanks again!


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