I'm getting a tad cranky with bad book summaries, bad punctuation, spelling mistakes, bad layouts, bad grammar and added unnecessary stuff/junk, that doesn't need to be there. All that's needs to be there, is what is the book is about, and with correct spelling, punctuation etc... and a good layout that draws interest/attention with good formatting.
Worst cases are box sets/anthologies, with the least information about the books in them. I'm finding that I'm re-doing these, to add more about the books (information) in them, as at times, they are no where else to be found. Say a series of books, however, it's in a boxed/set or anthology, however, it was never published on it's own and it needs to be added to that series. I go the extra mile to find this information and google till I find it and add it and than add it to the series for books and in the book summery.
Just gets me mad, that lots are just a lot of re-do's and a whole lot of mess, when it shouldn't be. There needs to be a indicator of what's proper or not when filling the book's summary and not the extra "junk" such as about the author, awards etc... and the following series that the book is in when it's already in Goodreads with a click of a link to the series itself.
People are still doing example: Book 1 and other nonsense stuff in the book title... perhaps changing the fields will help matters? Put the Book Series on it's own and the book numbering in a separate field? It will lesson the stuff that librarians need to fix/redoo and less JUNK! A simple fix but lots of re-do's and lots of data relationships (SQL), however, better now than later.
Also, I can't delete extra books that are added by mistake, that doesn't have ISBN or ASIN etc or isn't a new "cover".. it's just there! Perhaps you need to give this extra power to your librarians to make this choice to delete "extras" that doesn't lead to anywhere... because, at the moment, it won't let me, if it has 50 or more comments on the book. Sometimes, separating the book, does work, and than deleting it, however, not all the time. Very frustrating!
I'll continue to work repairing book titles, authors (order of the authors in the box sets/anthologies etc...), adding new series, fixing series and book summaries and anything else that crops up... However. please fix these above issues or do something. Extremely irksome!
P.S. I've been a librarian since I was 6yrs old in school libraries. I'm 46yrs old now. I also own over 23.7k of Kindle eBooks. And my sincerest apologies if I've upset anyone!
Welcome back. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.