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message 1: by Josine (new)

Josine van Heek | 24 comments I happen to notice that there are quite some Dutch ebooks appearing in Goodreads as Kindle version and English language (although the title/description is in Dutch).

However, most Dutch ebooks will be ePub (although Amazon is agressively promoting otherwise) and definitely will be written in Dutch.

Two examples I noticed (and changed) today:
Orhan Pamuk - Dat vreemde in mijn hoofd
Gerbrand Bakker - Jasper en zijn knecht

Apart from being quite annoying I wonder if there is an easy solution solving this. I guess it happens when these books are automatically added to the system, Let me know if I can help in any way.

Thanks!


message 2: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (last edited Jul 12, 2016 09:31AM) (new)

rivka | 45034 comments Mod
Edits reverted -- except for the changes to edition language.

Please never delete a valid ASIN, or edit an existing edition to become a different one. It's fine to add another edition with an ISBN, but don't turn a Kindle edition into another ebook. (And both Kindle editions are indeed listed on Amazon.)

Unfortunately, sometimes Kindle editions do import marked as being in English when they are not. Fixing the incorrect language is very helpful.


message 3: by Arenda (new)

Arenda | 22042 comments For ebooks sold via Amazon (with an ASIN) the correct format is Kindle.
For ebooks sold via other sellers (with an isbn) ebook is the correct format (ePub not specified on Goodreads).

There is a longstanding issue with imports of Kindle editions in different languages, that have the correct language on Amazon, and are all imported on Goodreads with English as language for this edition.
I've reported this multiple times to Goodreads Support, and it still isn't solved. Feel free to report the issue also to Goodreads Support

And you can correct the language for the Kindle editions on Goodreads that have an incorrect language.


message 4: by Josine (new)

Josine van Heek | 24 comments Just came across another one: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

I'll change it


message 5: by Arenda (new)

Arenda | 22042 comments Josine wrote: "Two examples I noticed (and changed) today:
Orhan Pamuk - Dat vreemde in mijn hoofd
Gerbrand Bakker - Jasper en zijn knecht"


Ebook editions added for both:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...


message 6: by Josine (new)

Josine van Heek | 24 comments Thank you!
Sorry I changed it the wrong way before.

Anyway, can you see on an ASIN code in which language the book is written (like you can with ISBN)? Because that would be an easy action to do when importing the info.


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