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message 1: by Vasilis (new)

Vasilis Giannopoulos | 48 comments There are two similar series that got mixed.

1. https://www.goodreads.com/series/132256
in this series should be added the following books and replace the already existing books which are from a different series:
book #1
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
book #2
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
book #11
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

the rest books are ok (#3-10, #12-16)

2. https://www.goodreads.com/series/1571...
in this series should be added the following books and replace the already existing books which are from a different series:

book #3
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

book #4
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

book #5
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

book #6
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

book #7
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

book #8
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

book #9
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

book #10
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

book #12
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

book #13
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

book #14
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

book #15
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

book #16
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

the rest books are ok (#1, 2, 11, 17 till the end)

There should be also added the two following books:
book #40
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...
book #41
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

In both books there should be added the following details:
pages: 192
published in: July, 2016
published by: Η Καθημερινή

I would also like to add descriptions in those books, should I write them here?


message 2: by Vasilis (new)

Vasilis Giannopoulos | 48 comments Anyone willing to help?


message 3: by lethe (new)

lethe | 14159 comments I'm actually wondering if this is a series according to Goodreads. Am I right in thinking this collection is published by a Greek newspaper? Is there no equivalent series in English?

It seems very general. I know Marvel collections are not considered series.


message 4: by Vasilis (new)

Vasilis Giannopoulos | 48 comments The second series was published by the same publishing house as a Greek newspaper. But the books are sold in bookstores.
There is not an exactly equivalent series in English; at least not one that I know of. In the second series there are 47 books in total, the collected Disney works of Carl Barks. The first series includes the first 16 books of these books (different edition). The problem for me seems to be that when the two editions were combined there was a mix-up.


message 5: by lethe (new)

lethe | 14159 comments Collected works of an author are not regarded as a series, and these also seem to be a publisher's collection.
See https://www.goodreads.com/help/show/2...

But I'm not sure in this case. The books do have a universe/characters in common (Duck family). Second opinions welcome.


message 6: by Monique (new)

Monique (kadiya) | 1099 comments lethe wrote: "Collected works of an author are not regarded as a series, and these also seem to be a publisher's collection.
See https://www.goodreads.com/help/show/2...

But I'm not sure ..."


I had the same impression as you, that this was more imprint than series. Maybe Rivka can weigh in?


message 7: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 44626 comments Mod
That they have common characters is true. But what I'm not understanding is what makes them distinct from each other (the 2 series), or from the many other series that feature these characters?


message 8: by Vasilis (new)

Vasilis Giannopoulos | 48 comments The 2 series include different editions of the same books.
The distinction from other series with the same characters is that these collect the complete works of a single creator.
What makes them a series, in my opinion, is the fact that they have been published under the same title -with different subtitles of course- as book #1, #2 etc. They have been published as a series. The first 16 books by one publisher and afterwards another publisher released another edition of these 16 books and also completed the whole series. Having said that, I thought that it's reasonable to be catalogued as a series here as well and if anyone finds one book won't have to wonder where are the rest.
However, you know better the Goodreads rules and regulations, so you can decide accordingly. Please, either fix the series as described in my first message or dismantle both of them.

Thanks for your time.


message 9: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (last edited Oct 20, 2016 02:58PM) (new)

rivka | 44626 comments Mod
Vasilis wrote: "The 2 series include different editions of the same books."

That implies that they would be a single series on Goodreads.

Published as a series by a single publisher, and then a different series by another publisher -- on Goodreads, that is usually an imprint, not a series.

It does seem like perhaps they should all be one series, if there don't exist other-language equivalents for which a series already exists.


message 10: by Vasilis (last edited Oct 22, 2016 08:39AM) (new)

Vasilis Giannopoulos | 48 comments I read the librarian manual regarding series and it sort of cleared things for me. I understand that for goodreads, we have a series only when the books are sequels or prequels to one another and when we have books in the same universe, same characters and some kind of continuity between stories.
I also found this: https://www.goodreads.com/series/7303...
And this: https://www.goodreads.com/series/1440...
The content is the same (collected work of Carl Barks) so I think their Greek counterpart is a series after all.

Regarding this: "It does seem like perhaps they should all be one series"
They are two different series. The first 16 books of the second series are a different edition of the 16 books of the first series and are already registered like that (check here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...). What is wrong is that for some of these books the info (cover and data) is mixed up between editions.


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