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message 1: by Ben (new)

Ben Jackson | 26 comments Hi, I edited one of my books, changing the title and cover. Will this book need to be added as a new addition or can the old edition be edited?

I think I created a new book accidentally trying to close the page! I'll put a link to both books below.

Thanks
Ben Jackson

Current book which is getting new title and new cover:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

Link to new book on Goodreads and Amazon
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...
https://www.amazon.com/Prepper-Items-...


message 2: by Arenda (new)

Arenda | 20812 comments Goodreads policy is to keep all published covers on the site, as users want to shelve the cover of the copy they have.
Instead, we add an alternate-cover edition.
See http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1...
and http://www.goodreads.com/help/show/85....

I've updated the edition you started: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

As the author, you have the ability to change which edition of the book is the default, which will come up in searches by title and show on your author profile.
How to set the default edition.


message 3: by Ben (new)

Ben Jackson | 26 comments No worries! Thanks, I'll be adding the paperback copy within the next few days. Thanks!


message 4: by Ben (new)

Ben Jackson | 26 comments Okay, the only problem I have now is that I have two different copies of the same book?


message 5: by Ben (new)

Ben Jackson | 26 comments There are now two books which are the same, but with different titles and covers. I can't add the ASIN because it says it's already taken by the old book. Both books say they are the primary edition.


message 6: by Arenda (new)

Arenda | 20812 comments Sorry, I've combined the editions; I thought they were already combined and didn't check. You should be able to set the default edition now.

ASIN can only be added to one edition. Policy is that the first book added to Goodreads keeps the ASIN, later editions with the same ASIN have the ASIN added to the description.
Old editions have to stay, so it is correct there are two editions now.


message 7: by Ben (new)

Ben Jackson | 26 comments Cool, thought I was going crazy! I set default edition to the new cover version! Thanks Arenda!


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