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Richard Parry (richard_parry) | 46 comments Hey friends :)

I've recently re-released my first book (new cover art, US English title not UK) to coincide with the release of the third book. New ISBN, etc. Title is on GR, along with the old one.

Nominally, aside from Americanizing the English and a couple of minor copyedits, the books are the same.

Ideally, I think I'd like to keep the reviews from the old one, good and bad, but I'm not sure if this is possible. Amazon just linked the books at the back end after I nuked the old edition.

What's the best approach here? Should these books be "combined" as editions of the same work (different ISBNs and titles), or should the old one be set on fire and reviews ported across?

Books are
OLD https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...
NEW https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...


message 2: by Cassandra (last edited Jun 02, 2017 11:47AM) (new)

Cassandra (cassanj) | 4919 comments Richard wrote: "Hey friends :)

I've recently re-released my first book (new cover art, US English title not UK) to coincide with the release of the third book. New ISBN, etc. Title is on GR, along with the old on..."


Goodreads policy is to keep all published editions/covers, so the proper thing to do is to combine new and old editions. I've done that here, https://www.goodreads.com/work/editio... all reviews will be kept.

As the author, you can set the default edition, which will appear in title searches and on your profile, by following these steps https://www.goodreads.com/help/show/3....

Also, there are 2 Kindle editions listed with an ISBN, while Kindle editions should have the ASIN from Amazon. Are these ISBNs exclusive to the Kindle editions, or are these in fact ebooks available on other platforms with these ISBNs? Night's Fall and Night's Favor


message 3: by Richard (new)

Richard Parry (richard_parry) | 46 comments Awesome, thanks for your help :)

The ISBNs are exclusive to the Kindle editions; there is an EPUB generic ISBN for iTunes/Kobo. Each book has three relevant ISBNs: 1) Kindle/MOBI 2) EPUB and 3) Paperback.


message 4: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra (cassanj) | 4919 comments Richard wrote: "Awesome, thanks for your help :)

The ISBNs are exclusive to the Kindle editions; there is an EPUB generic ISBN for iTunes/Kobo. Each book has three relevant ISBNs: 1) Kindle/MOBI 2) EPUB and 3) Pa..."


Okay, thanks! I'm going to temporarily separate a few things so we can get those extra Kindle editions merged. No reviews will be lost in the process.


message 5: by Richard (new)

Richard Parry (richard_parry) | 46 comments You're a legend, Cassandra - I owe you a beer. Thanks for your efforts in making this look less like a crime scene.


message 6: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra (cassanj) | 4919 comments Richard wrote: "You're a legend, Cassandra - I owe you a beer. Thanks for your efforts in making this look less like a crime scene."

You're welcome!


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