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message 1: by Alexander (new)

Alexander McPhie | 8 comments Hi guys could you please update my covers to what they are on Amazon now. Only the covers have changed, the editions and contents etc of the books are all the same.
Thanks kindly

The Sash
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
should have this cover
https://www.amazon.com/Ned-Kelly-Sash...

Tale of Two Men
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
should have this cover
https://www.amazon.com/Tale-Two-Men-S...

Beyond Our Shores
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
should have this cover
https://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Our-Sho...

Female Planet
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4...
should have this cover (note small but important change)
https://www.amazon.com/Female-Planet-...

Much appreciated :-)


message 2: by Önder (new)

Önder | 291 comments Alexander wrote: "Hi guys could you please update my covers to what they are on Amazon now. Only the covers have changed, the editions and contents etc of the books are all the same.
Thanks kindly

The Sash
https://..."


All done.


message 3: by Alexander (new)

Alexander McPhie | 8 comments Wow you're quick! Jeepers creepers!

Thanks so much :-)


message 4: by rivka, Former Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 45530 comments Mod
Cover changes contrary to policy have been reverted.

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....

As the author, you will 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. Here's how: https://www.goodreads.com/help/show/3...


message 5: by Alexander (new)

Alexander McPhie | 8 comments Thanks for that information Rivka


message 6: by Önder (new)

Önder | 291 comments rivka wrote: "Cover changes contrary to policy have been reverted.

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 alter..."


Thank you Rivka. Sorry, I will be more careful...


message 7: by Alexander (new)

Alexander McPhie | 8 comments Yes I've just noticed they all got changed back :-(

I'll look into the alternate cover method - I'm not sure I understand all this - anyone who buys these books from now on is going to get the new covers that I put on amazon a year or so ago - so surely it makes sense for those to be the covers that are displayed here?

Only the Female Planet one changed recently - the rest have had these covers for a year or so, it's just goodreads was never sycned with them. So if people get one of these on Amazon and come here will they see the old cover or the one they just bought?


message 8: by Alexander (new)

Alexander McPhie | 8 comments Hi Rivka so I've just gone through and did what you suggested - so I've made a new entry for each book that had the new cover.

I notice the old ones are still coming up against my name when I list the books I've written - is there anyway to suppress this? It's now impossible to buy them with those covers anymore (they're ebooks), and the amount of people who did you could count on one hand anyway! They just seem to still have too much prominence now

Thanks


message 9: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Hill (lisa_mccubbin) | 4 comments Hi Rivka - my new book Betty Ford: First Lady, Women's Advocate, Trailblazer, Survivor (coming 9/11/18) is available in four formats. The cover appears correctly in three of the formats, but the audible version has a generic "no cover available" and that seems to be the one that is the default listing. I can't figure out how to add the cover to the audible listing and also, I'd like the hardcover format to be the default version.


message 10: by Alexander (new)

Alexander McPhie | 8 comments Lisa if you click on the edit details link on the hardcover listing you should be able to go to the page where you can then select that version as the primary version of the book.

It seems to me there should be a simpler way to do all this though - discogs has a fairly good system for records where you go to one entry and down the bottom you get a link to all the alternative versions. I'm still a novice at Goodreads so don't know if that's really how it works here.

In a way books are like memes - they're just an idea and I think it would be good if each book (or idea) had one entry and all the different editions were just subsets of that.


message 11: by rivka, Former Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 45530 comments Mod
Alexander wrote: "I notice the old ones are still coming up against my name when I list the books I've written - is there anyway to suppress this?"

That would be the reason to set the new editions as the defaults, which you can do, as the author. Here's how: https://www.goodreads.com/help/show/3...


message 12: by Alexander (new)

Alexander McPhie | 8 comments Thanks


message 13: by Zoey (new)

Zoey  (rozannen) | 159 comments Alexander wrote: " I'm still a novice at Goodreads so don't know if that's really how it works here. "

Yes, thats pretty much how it works here. I have combined your new editions with the originals, now you just need to set the default as per Rivka's instructions and your new covers will be the ones that come up in searches etc


message 14: by Alexander (new)

Alexander McPhie | 8 comments Ah I see - thanks Zoey that makes sense now, much appreaciated :-)


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