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message 1: by Delaney (new)

Delaney Diamond (delaney_diamond) | 59 comments Hello,

I have renamed my series Hot Latin Men to simply Latin Men. Revisions have been made at all the retailers (Amazon, B&N, etc.), but I need to make the update here on Goodreads.

These are the books: https://www.goodreads.com/series/6242...

Thank you.


message 2: by Arenda (new)

Arenda | 20816 comments Renamed the series title to "Latin Men".

Please note: all editions that were published as "Hot Latin Men" should keep that name in the title field.
Newer editions that are published as "Latin Men" can have Latin Men as series name in the title field.


message 3: by Delaney (new)

Delaney Diamond (delaney_diamond) | 59 comments Hi Arenda,

Thanks for making that change for me. I have a few follow up questions. Is this how you all always handle series name changes? When I click on the individual books, they've all been changed to Latin Men, which is great, but when I look at the books in list format or on my profile, they still say Hot Latin Men: https://www.goodreads.com/series/6242... and https://www.goodreads.com/author/show....

Shouldn't Goodreads reflect the new name across the board and reflect the change the same way all the retailers have done? I'm concerned the two names on this site make it look inconsistent, and I wonder if that would affect the search function...?


message 4: by Arenda (new)

Arenda | 20816 comments Delaney wrote: "Shouldn't Goodreads reflect the new name across the board and reflect the change the same way all the retailers have done? I'm concerned the two names on this site make it look inconsistent, and I wonder if that would affect the search function...?"

Goodreads is not a retailer.
Existing editions should not be updated when a newer version is published, and valid details should not be removed.
I mentioned in the series description that the previous series title was Hot Latin Men, which is also on the cover of the collections: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1... and https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...
I don't know if you are planning to release new covers? When you are, you have the option to make the new covers the default edition that will show on your author page. The new editions can have the new series name in the title field > that will show in list format and on your profile.


message 5: by Delaney (new)

Delaney Diamond (delaney_diamond) | 59 comments I know Goodreads is not a retailer. That's not what I was suggesting. I was just pointing out that all the retailers had updated the series name across the board. Even the ISBN issuer Bowker has updated the name, and I wondered why Goodreads wouldn't do the same.

I'm not issuing new editions. They're the same exact books. Only the series title has changed.


message 6: by lethe (last edited Oct 07, 2016 02:05PM) (new)

lethe | 13747 comments That is exactly the difference with a retailer. Goodreads wants to be a catalogue of all editions ever published. Old editions aren't updated, because users want to shelve the exact edition they have. I.e., with the old series title on the cover.


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