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message 1: by ESTELLE (new)

ESTELLE BOTSMAN | 11 comments Hello I work for Sir Martin Gilbert, Winston Churchill's official biographer and we would like some help updating his amazing list of books. We would also like to update his profile page. I have the information available. Could a very kind librarian help me out here?

To update his books,all of Sir Martins titles can be found on his new website www.martingilbert.com and his complete list of books and correct book covers here: http://www.martingilbert.com/complete...

I can forward profile page info.

We have a new website and are very keen to preserve the memory of this great historian.

Best regards
Estelle


message 2: by lethe (new)

lethe | 14867 comments There are already quite a number of books on his profile (250): https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

If you could let us know which ones are missing, and/or which ones need new editions added, that would be a great help.


message 3: by ESTELLE (new)

ESTELLE BOTSMAN | 11 comments Hi

Thanks for your response. The actual list is 88 but I can see there are a few lectures that have been published, duplicates, other authors books etc. Is it easier to take off everything and just download the new list with the book covers or go through each one individually. There are so many inconsistencies that I thought that down loading a new and complete list may be the best option?

I could let you know the lectures to remain.
With thanks


message 4: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 45482 comments Mod
ESTELLE wrote: "Is it easier to take off everything"

This is not an option. Goodreads is a database of all published books. We do not remove valid book data, even if an edition may be out of print.


message 5: by lethe (new)

lethe | 14867 comments ESTELLE wrote: "I can see there are a few lectures that have been published, duplicates, other authors books etc."

I combined some titles that were obvious (as far as I can tell no duplicates, just different formats that needed combining) and removed two titles belonging to other authors.


message 6: by ESTELLE (new)

ESTELLE BOTSMAN | 11 comments Hi Thanks for that!. On the 8 pages that show up for Martin Gilbert there are still several incorrect authors. Can we start with that first and remove them then I can check his books?

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

Could all of these be removed as they are not Sir Martin's books?
Many thanks
Estelle


message 7: by Arenda (new)

Arenda | 22179 comments working on this


message 8: by ESTELLE (new)

ESTELLE BOTSMAN | 11 comments Thanks so much, sorry his page is a bit of a mess, needs some love!!


message 9: by lethe (last edited Jul 25, 2016 03:56AM) (new)

lethe | 14867 comments ESTELLE wrote: "Hi Thanks for that!. On the 8 pages that show up for Martin Gilbert there are still several incorrect authors. Can we start with that first and remove them then I can check his books?

https://www...."


Estelle, it would help tremendously if you added a white line in your comment after every fifth link or so (or number them) :)


message 10: by ESTELLE (new)

ESTELLE BOTSMAN | 11 comments Not sure what you mean by a white line, a space between lines?


message 11: by Arenda (new)

Arenda | 22179 comments ESTELLE wrote: "Hi Thanks for that!. On the 8 pages that show up for Martin Gilbert there are still several incorrect authors. Can we start with that first and remove them then I can check his books?

Could all of these be removed as they are not Sir Martin's books?
"


I think I've got them all moved to a new author profile.
I've checked his booklist and made sure all SF-translations were removed.

Note for other librarians: There was just one Martin Gilbert author profile. I've given Sir Martin Gilbert the 2-space profile, also to prevent other books from being imported to his profile.
The other/default Martin Gilbert profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

Not sure what you mean by a white line, a space between lines?
Just add an extra ENTER after the fifth link to make groups of links, which makes it easier to keep track which are done.


message 12: by ESTELLE (last edited Aug 02, 2016 03:49AM) (new)

ESTELLE BOTSMAN | 11 comments Fantastic, can you do the book covers please that are missing or incorrect . Have enclosed Goodreads link which are missing or incorrect covers and the new link from Sir Martin's website where you can take the cover and correct title:
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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...
http://www.martingilbert.com/book/a-h...

2
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5...
http://www.martingilbert.com/book/in-...

3
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...
http://www.martingilbert.com/book/win...

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7...
http://www.martingilbert.com/book/a-h...

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...
http://www.martingilbert.com/book/win...

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...
http://www.martingilbert.com/book/the...

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4...
http://www.martingilbert.com/book/rou...

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
http://www.martingilbert.com/book/rou...

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...
http://www.martingilbert.com/book/the...

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...
http://www.martingilbert.com/book/the...
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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...
http://www.martingilbert.com/book/rou...

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4... please remove as above

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...
http://www.martingilbert.com/book/the...

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...
http://www.martingilbert.com/book/the...

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
http://www.martingilbert.com/book/the...

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
http://www.martingilbert.com/book/the...


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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...
http://www.martingilbert.com/book/fin...

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
http://www.martingilbert.com/book/win...

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5...
http://www.martingilbert.com/book/jew...

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5...
http://www.martingilbert.com/book/jer...

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5...
http://www.martingilbert.com/book/isr...

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
http://www.martingilbert.com/book/win...

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
http://www.martingilbert.com/book/the...

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...
http://www.martingilbert.com/book/win...

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...
http://www.martingilbert.com/book/the...
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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
http://www.martingilbert.com/book/chu...
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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
http://www.martingilbert.com/book/exi...

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
http://www.martingilbert.com/book/win...

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5...
http://www.martingilbert.com/book/sir...

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
http://www.martingilbert.com/book/llo...

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5...
http://www.martingilbert.com/book/the...

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...
http://www.martingilbert.com/book/the...

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
http://www.martingilbert.com/book/the...
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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...
http://www.martingilbert.com/book/plo...

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
http://www.martingilbert.com/book/bri...
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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...
http://www.martingilbert.com/book/atl...

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http://www.martingilbert.com/book/the...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...
http://www.martingilbert.com/book/rou...


Many thanks Estelle


message 13: by ESTELLE (new)

ESTELLE BOTSMAN | 11 comments Hi
Just looking on Martin Gilberts book list and there are still books that dont belong in his list from other authors, is there anyway of getting rid of these? Many have already been removed, not sure why they keep appearing is there a reason for this when you do a search ?

Is there any way missing and updated book covers can be installed?
I have left a list, a long one I know on the site


message 14: by Arenda (last edited Aug 02, 2016 03:18AM) (new)

Arenda | 22179 comments ESTELLE wrote: "Hi
Just looking on Martin Gilberts book list and there are still books that dont belong in his list from other authors, is there anyway of getting rid of these? Many have already been removed, not ..."


Are there still books on this list not written by this Martin Gilbert?
https://www.goodreads.com/author/list...
Please add a link to the book that is not written by him, and we can move it from his profile.

Is there any way missing and updated book covers can be installed?
I have left a list, a long one I know on the site

It would really help when you can number the books in message 12, to keep track which are done.

When covers are updated, and the book has the same isbn, a new edition should be added. Cover are not replaced.

On http://www.martingilbert.com/ I notice there is just one isbn listed, and multiple formats, which might be an issue.


message 15: by ESTELLE (new)

ESTELLE BOTSMAN | 11 comments Ill number the book cover for you.
Think the book list is okay its when I do a general search using his name that other authors come up, any way to rectify this?

Could you try to put on what you can and then I can look at the remaining?

Many thanks


message 16: by ESTELLE (new)

ESTELLE BOTSMAN | 11 comments have numbered books, hope that helps!


message 17: by Arenda (last edited Aug 02, 2016 05:31AM) (new)

Arenda | 22179 comments 12.1. There is no isbn for the Audio edition on the author's page.
The isbn that is on the author's page 9780002158688 is on this GR edition https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2.... The same cover is on Amazon for this isbn.

The cover that is on the author's website is attached to this paperback edition on GR https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5... with isbn 9780380713943, matching with the cover on Amazon for this isbn.


message 18: by Arenda (last edited Aug 02, 2016 05:38AM) (new)

Arenda | 22179 comments 12.2 The green cover that is on the GR link https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5... matches with the cover that is on Amazon for that isbn.
There is a different isbn listed on the author's website 9780006374329 and the cover for that edition on GR matches the one on the author's website.


message 19: by ESTELLE (new)

ESTELLE BOTSMAN | 11 comments Arenda wrote: "12.1. There is no isbn for the Audio edition on the author's page.
The isbn that is on the author's page 9780002158688 is on this GR edition https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2......"


Arenda wrote: "12.1. There is no isbn for the Audio edition on the author's page.
The isbn that is on the author's page 9780002158688 is on this GR edition https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2......"


Could you put the Amazon cover on the goodreads list so it has a cover? thanks


message 20: by Arenda (new)

Arenda | 22179 comments ESTELLE wrote: "Arenda wrote: "Could you put the Amazon cover on the goodreads list so it has a cover? thanks"
Sorry, no. For 12.1 the GR editions without a cover don't have a cover on Amazon.
We can only add a cover when there is an (acceptable, reliable) source for that isbn and cover belonging together.


message 21: by Arenda (new)

Arenda | 22179 comments ESTELLE wrote: "Think the book list is okay its when I do a general search using his name that other authors come up, any way to rectify this?"

A general search is for all books in the GR database. Of course it will also show books by other Martin Gilbert's, and even books with multiple authors among which a Martin and a Gilbert.
The author page or list of books by an author is the place where all books from a specific author are connected.


message 22: by Arenda (new)

Arenda | 22179 comments 12.3 The cover for this edition https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1... matches with the Amazon edition.

The cover from the author's website is on GR attached to this edition https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1... that matches the isbn from the website.

I can't find a cover for the ebook edition: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2.... No cover on the publisher's website.


message 23: by Arenda (new)

Arenda | 22179 comments 12.4 The author's website seems to be a mash-up for the paperback (cover) https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9... and the hardcover (isbn) https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7... edition

Can you confirm that https://www.goodreads.com/work/editio... and https://www.goodreads.com/work/editio... are all editions of the same book?


message 24: by Arenda (new)

Arenda | 22179 comments 12.5 The isbn and cover from the author's website are here https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...

Combined all editions of Never Despair, Volume 8 https://www.goodreads.com/work/editio...


message 25: by ESTELLE (new)

ESTELLE BOTSMAN | 11 comments Thanks for this ill take a look at it. Could you update his profile pic and biography, how do I send over?

Many thanks


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