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message 1: by Roberto (new)

Roberto Lezzi (Roberto_Lezzi) | 5 comments Hi, I am the author of the book in the topic. I extremely need to delete all the covers, of past editions and of the recent one, for personal reasons, as soon as possible. It would be useful to delete the book at all but it seems to be not possible (but if Iam wrong, please tell me).

Please, to all the librarians, help me doing the same also with this book: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3... and this one: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

Thanks!!!!


message 2: by Olivia (new)

Olivia (livka) | 7927 comments Roberto,
this is not something a librarian will be able to help you with, as deleting the covers on existing editions is against GR policy.

If there are legal issues please contact GR support
https://www.goodreads.com/about/conta...


message 3: by Roberto (new)

Roberto Lezzi (Roberto_Lezzi) | 5 comments Olivia wrote: "Roberto,
this is not something a librarian will be able to help you with, as deleting the covers on existing editions is against GR policy.

If there are legal issues please contact GR support
http..."


I cannot understand why it is not possible to delete a cover image if there is the link "delete cover" under the cover image and the system say that only librarians could delete covers


message 4: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 26898 comments We aren't allowed to do that.

As Olivia wrote please contact support as they are they only ones who can help you.


message 5: by Gerd (new)

Gerd | 1050 comments Roberto wrote: "I cannot understand why it is not possible to delete a cover image if there is the link "delete cover" under the cover image ..."

The delete button is there to allow for replacement with better quality scans if they become available, not to exchange covers. New/different covers get a entry of their own.


message 6: by Roberto (new)

Roberto Lezzi (Roberto_Lezzi) | 5 comments Gerd wrote: "Roberto wrote: "I cannot understand why it is not possible to delete a cover image if there is the link "delete cover" under the cover image ..."

The delete button is there to allow for replacemen..."


So can Iask to replace the covers with other ones?


message 7: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 26898 comments Only if its the same cover but better quality.


message 8: by Olivia (new)

Olivia (livka) | 7927 comments We can add new editions with new published covers and you'll be able to set them up as default editions - they will show on your authors page and come up in searches.


message 9: by Roberto (new)

Roberto Lezzi (Roberto_Lezzi) | 5 comments Olivia wrote: "We can add new editions with new published covers and you'll be able to set them up as default editions - they will show on your authors page and come up in searches."

Olivia wrote: "We can add new editions with new published covers and you'll be able to set them up as default editions - they will show on your authors page and come up in searches."

Yes but other editions are visible in the book page and this is exactly what I do not want. Please help me


message 10: by Hugo (new)

Hugo (hugo_nebula) | 731 comments Hi, Roberto.

We do not ordinarily delete books or covers, even if they are out of print, as it is against policy. Goodreads is a library cataloguing system, so all editions of books are listed.

If you believe you have a separate need (legal, for instance) to request deletions of books, Librarians cannot help you, but you may contact Support - https://www.goodreads.com/about/conta...

If you simply require new editions to be added to those already in the system, we create an Alternate Cover Edition - https://www.goodreads.com/help/show/8...

As a Goodreads Author, you will then be able to set your preferred cover/edition as the default by following these instructions - https://www.goodreads.com/help/show/3...


message 11: by Roberto (new)

Roberto Lezzi (Roberto_Lezzi) | 5 comments Hugo wrote: "Hi, Roberto.

We do not ordinarily delete books or covers, even if they are out of print, as it is against policy. Goodreads is a library cataloguing system, so all editions of books are listed.

I..."


I can not understand that policy. I AM THE AUTHOR, SELF PUBLISHED, and I and only I should have rights on my book. I have already contacted the Support and they said me that deleting a book is against the policy but this policy seems to be a violation of privacy and intellectual rights because i am requesting to delete MY book of which I have all the rights


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