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message 1: by Toi (new)

Toi Thomas (toithomas) | 17 comments I would like to update the covers of my books here, both the print and digital editions, since I’ve already done so at Amazon.com. These are not replacement editions; I simply updated the covers to make them more appealing, and now I want to update them here. I’ve included the links and ISBNs of the books in question.

The image link next to the title is the image I want used instead of the current cover image.
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Eternal Curse: Giovanni’s Angel- http://i0.wp.com/etoithomas.com/wp-co...

Print edition- https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2... 9781506193 (ISBN13: 1506193323)

Digital edition- https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2... B009TQQAFK
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Eternal Curse: Battleground- http://i0.wp.com/etoithomas.com/wp-co...

Print edition- https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2... 1511517069 (ISBN13: 9781511517065)

Digital edition- https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2... B00XQFWJUU
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It’s Like the Full Moon- http://i1.wp.com/etoithomas.com/wp-co...

Print edition- https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2... 1517142350 (ISBN13: 9781517142353)

Digital edition- https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2... B0174BTT9A
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This one, I only need to update the digital edition. Somehow the print edition updated itself.

Legend of the Boy, In the Window, and Other Short Stories- http://i2.wp.com/etoithomas.com/wp-co...

Digital edition- https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2... B00G15X7KI
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For the next two books, the print cover and digital cover is different due to a new KDP policy. The image I want used for each book is linked after the ISBN/ASIN.

40 Days and Nights of Eternal Curse - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
B00E79CP5I - http://i2.wp.com/etoithomas.com/wp-co...
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Battleground Survival 101 (digital edition)- https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
B00XQGAR9E http://i1.wp.com/etoithomas.com/wp-co...

Battleground Survival 101 (print edition)- https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
151151728X (ISBN13: 9781511517287) https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.c...

Thank you.


message 3: by Toi (new)

Toi Thomas (toithomas) | 17 comments Thank you, but this is not what I was expecting.

I was hoping to just update the editions that were already there. I could have created new editions on my own. If was able to change the covers on my own I would have, but I'm not allowed to do that.

When I stated "These are not replacement editions; I simply updated the covers to make them more appealing, and now I want to update them here;" that's what I meant.

I meant that I just wanted to update the current editions, not replace them or add new ones.

Is adding a new edition the only way to update a book cover? Goodread servers must be filled with useless editions.

These are exactly the same books, with the same ISBNs, just updated covers.

Now all the descriptions read, "alternate edition of...", but these are not alternate editions. They are the same books with updated covers.

And now, none of the new covers, which are the only ones available for sale elsewhere, are not listed as the primary editions when someone looks up my books.

I already have more duplicate and alternate editions of some of my books than necessary. I was trying to avoid this. There has to be a better way.

Is there any way to remove some of these old duplicate editions so I can set the correct primary editions and fix the descriptions or something?


message 4: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 23230 comments When it says alternate edition it means alternative cover edition. Goodreads does not remove older editions for the bright, shiny new ones. Readers like to shelve the editions they have. Think of Goodreads as a library, not a shop.

That said, authors have the option to decide the default editions of their books.

Instructions are in the 4th msg down, but I suggest you read all of them so you know the rules :):

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 5: by Toi (new)

Toi Thomas (toithomas) | 17 comments I've gone through and reset all my primary editions except for this one. The option is not there. Could you please set the following as a primary edition.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

Also, I understand the library versus shop concept. I'm not trying to remove old editions that people have shelved. I was trying to eliminate some duplicates that I have so as not to confuse readers, but I guess the duplicates will just have to stay. It would be nice if print and digital editions with the same cover could be grouped together, but that would probably just create more duplicates. I guess if I'm the only one having this issue, it must be 'operator error'.

Thanks


message 6: by Abcdarian (new)

Abcdarian | 19392 comments Librarians cannot set the default, only the first-listed author can. Since that is not your profile name for "It's Like the Full Moon", you would have to contact Support and ask them to do it.


message 7: by Toi (new)

Toi Thomas (toithomas) | 17 comments Ok


message 8: by lethe (new)

lethe | 13669 comments Toi wrote: "I was trying to eliminate some duplicates that I have so as not to confuse readers, but I guess the duplicates will just have to stay."

If there are true duplicates among your books (exact same cover, same ISBN or ASIN), please list them here and we can merge them.


message 9: by Abcdarian (new)

Abcdarian | 19392 comments #9 Done. Another time please start a new thread as this one is attached to a particular author. Thanks.


message 10: by Toi (new)

Toi Thomas (toithomas) | 17 comments lethe wrote: "Toi wrote: "I was trying to eliminate some duplicates that I have so as not to confuse readers, but I guess the duplicates will just have to stay."

If there are true duplicates among your books (e..."


Okay, but if it doesn’t work, I’ll be fine with it. It is what it is. At least the books are listed. That’s really all that matters.
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Book 1
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2... This book was loaded with the wrong cover in January of 2015. I tried to have the image replaced but was told I had to create a new edition. The problem with that is that it never was a new edition. I literally uploaded the wrong image but couldn’t fix it.
In October of 2015 I finally just created another edition to correct the one I wasn’t allowed to have fixed. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
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Same thing here. In January 2015 I literally just used the wrong image when setting up my book. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2... I was told I needed to create a new edition to fix it.
In November of 2015, I finally created another edition, but made the mistake of listing it as a Kindle instead of paperback (probably because I really didn’t want to create another edition and wasn’t paying attention). Just a few moments ago, I updated this edition to a paperback. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
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Book 2
I have no idea why I have a duplicate of this. I did change the description of one of these recently, but it was just to fix some typos. The original listing created seems fine to me.
7/2015 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
5/2016 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
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Two of the other books I thought were duplicates were not actually duplicates. That was my mistake.
I removed the ISBNs and ASINs of all past editions because it seems only one edition at a time can hold the ISBN and I wanted the primary editions to have it.
Thanks


message 11: by lethe (new)

lethe | 13669 comments Toi wrote: "I removed the ISBNs and ASINs of all past editions because it seems only one edition at a time can hold the ISBN and I wanted the primary editions to have it. "

PLEASE NEVER EVER do that, it's against policy. ISBNs and ASINs should stay with the edition first entered into Goodreads. Besides, it looks really odd to have in the description that it is an alternative cover edition for ISBN xxxx and then have that same ISBN in the edition field, so the link with the earlier edition is gone.

I'm in the process of reverting your edits, but I don't know if I have time to correct it all tonight.


message 12: by lethe (new)

lethe | 13669 comments Ann wrote: "Can you please add Richard Ferrone as Narrator to the audio format unabridged edition 9780062562920"

See Abcdarian's comment #11. Start a new thread please!


message 13: by Dobby (new)

Dobby (dobby0390) | 3610 comments Ann wrote: "Can you please add Richard Ferrone as Narrator to the audio format unabridged edition 9780062562920"

Added. As Abcdarian requested, please do not post any more requests in this thread, as it is dedicated to a specific author. Please open a new thread both to avoid confusion and to assure your request is quickly noticed. Thanks. :-)


message 14: by Toi (new)

Toi Thomas (toithomas) | 17 comments lethe wrote: "Toi wrote: "I removed the ISBNs and ASINs of all past editions because it seems only one edition at a time can hold the ISBN and I wanted the primary editions to have it. "

PLEASE NEVER EVER do th..."


Okay.


message 15: by Toi (new)

Toi Thomas (toithomas) | 17 comments I assume this is the fix for the issues I created, but I just wanted to ask if I’m supposed to have two separate listings for the book Eternal Curse: Battleground. I wish I could include a screen shot to better describe what I’m seeing, but I don’t know how. Perhaps when you visit my profile you can see the two distinct listings: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

In any case, like I said, I’m just check in. At this point I’m not asking for any changes, I just want to make sure things are as they should be. Here are links to the two listings.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...


message 16: by Abcdarian (new)

Abcdarian | 19392 comments Combined the editions.


message 17: by lethe (new)

lethe | 13669 comments #15-16 I had separated both Kindle editions, because as you wrote in msg #10, book 2, they are duplicates (both added by you). But then I discovered the mess with the moved-around ISBNs and ASINs and I didn't have time to sort it all out.


message 18: by Mariana (new)

Mariana Palova (marianapalova) | 40 comments Hello! Could somebody help me? this book has the wrong cover:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

That cover is a scrap version, because the real one is this:

Could somebody change it?
https://lanaciondelasbestias.files.wo...


message 19: by Codex (new)

Codex | 3401 comments #18: Has the existing cover been distributed in any way, which would include ARC (advance reader copy) or any printed/electronic form?


message 20: by Dobby (new)

Dobby (dobby0390) | 3610 comments Mariana wrote: "Hello! Could somebody help me? this book has the wrong cover:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

That cover is a scrap version, because the real one is this:

Could ..."


Mariana, this thread is dedicated to a specific author and issue. Please repost your request in a new thread. Thank you. :-)


message 21: by Mariana (new)

Mariana Palova (marianapalova) | 40 comments Dobby0390 wrote: "Mariana wrote: "Hello! Could somebody help me? this book has the wrong cover:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

That cover is a scrap version, because the real one ..."


Oh boy! I am really sorry! I thought that was a general post, sorry!


message 22: by lethe (new)

lethe | 13669 comments #10 book 1
Since there is no pub date listed for that edition we cannot delete the cover, because it is unclear whether or not it would be OK to remove.
There have been so many edits for that title, moving ISBNs and ASINs around and even format changes, that I can't make heads or tails of it anymore. I'm leaving it for staff to sort out, if necessary.

#10 book 2
I have merged the two identical Kindle editions. Other librarians have helped with reverting the ISBN and ASIN moves and I believe all the editions of this title are now as they should be.

Other titles have also gotten their original ISBN and ASIN listings back.


message 23: by JoMarie (new)

JoMarie DeGioia (jomarie_degioia) | 16 comments Dobby0390 wrote: "Please remove the photos from the book pages, as that location is explicitly not for covers.

You may add the images to the photo section of your profile: https://www.goodreads.com/photo/new.

Also..."

Thank you. I've added the updated print/ebook covers and audio covers for all five titles. Here are their Goodread links:

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

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/3...

Thank you,

JoMarie DeGioia


message 24: by Dobby (new)

Dobby (dobby0390) | 3610 comments JoMarie wrote: "Thank you. I've added the updated print/ebook covers and audio covers for all five titles. Here are their Goodread links:.."

JoMarie, a couple of things: Please do not post the same request twice. (https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...)

And: this would not have been the appropriate place to post your request anyway, as this thread is dedicated to a specific author and issue.


message 25: by JoMarie (new)

JoMarie DeGioia (jomarie_degioia) | 16 comments Dobby0390 wrote: "JoMarie wrote: "Thank you. I've added the updated print/ebook covers and audio covers for all five titles. Here are their Goodread links:.."

JoMarie, a couple of things: Please do not post the sam..."


I'm so sorry! I just deleted the additional photos from the book pages this morning as well. I wasn't quite sure how to go about this. My bad!


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