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message 1: by Anne (new)

Anne Zandt (poisonpainter) | 118 comments Hi,

this anthology:
is missing a few things:

#1: The title is only "Es war einmal ... ganz anders" the second sequence of dots is on the cover and Amazon, but the editor told me herself, that this is the correct spelling.

#2: The blurb misses these starting lines:
Ein Prinz im Korsett.
Eine modelnde Ziege.
Eine Rose im Winter.

#3: There are authoresses missing:
Anna Holub (,
Barbara Schinko (,
Susanne Eisele (,
Christina Löw (I think: ),
Tina Skupin (,
Katherina Ushachov (,
Sabrina Schuh (,
Valentina Kramer (,
Julia Maar ( and
Mira Lindorm (

#4: It is also part of this series as an additional book:
(it's missing
book 10:
book 11:
book 12:

Could someone please take a look at this?

Thanks in advance!


☕ Lachgas ♿  (lachgas) | 7260 comments added the contributors.
But the title ... it's printed that way on the cover - and GR does usually go with titles as they are printed on the cover + it's that way on Amazon and it's that way on the book's inside mentioned.

And as it comes to the series - I'm not sure if that's one at all - only being retellings of fairy tales does not make a series on GR but is an imprint which would be ok to get a listopia.
As they are referring to pretty different fairy tales it does not look like they have same characters or a real same universe?

message 3: by Anne (new)

Anne Zandt (poisonpainter) | 118 comments Title: On the inside of the book it is written with only three dots and they have been trying to have Amazon fix this for a while now.
As I said, the editor, Sylvia Rieß, told me this herself.

The content of the books is not connected, but the Märchenspinnerei is a group of authoresses writing under the same banner (the spinning wheel and the tag line "old fairy tales in new garment") and they treat it as a series. Feel free to check out their Homepage:

Hope this helped.
For their readers it'd be very confusing if this was not declared a series.

☕ Lachgas ♿  (lachgas) | 7260 comments First it's listed with 3 - but as they mention "Dank an unsere Feen" it's again with 6 dots.
(yes, it looks ugly ... but well they published it that way)
Even if they change it on Amazon for GR it would only mean that a new edition with only 3 dots can be added - the old one would stay nontheless.

Well that is, as I assumed not a series for GR - it's actually a pretty good example for what's called an imprint :) (and imprints are not series)
Series on GR need (and that's a must-have) either same characters or a same universe.

You - or someone else -may want to set up a list for them because that is the only way to connect them on GR as non-series.
The series will just get deleted at some point because it's an invalid entry.

message 5: by Anne (last edited Jun 03, 2018 10:59AM) (new)

Anne Zandt (poisonpainter) | 118 comments Am I understanding correctly that with this definition the series by R.L. Stine, Perry Rhodan or Wild Cards by G.R.R. Martin aren't series either? As far as I know there aren't any reoccuring characters in those and what connects the books is the content/topic not the characters.
And for me that's the same with the Märchenspinnerei.
The characters might not be the same (even if two of them in different stories are related), but the premise is what connects the books.

I might be grasping at straws here, but I've grown so used to seeing them as a series of books (even here on GR and of course on Amazon: , even if the later volumes are still missing in the list) about modern retellings of Fairy Tales that it just sounds wrong to me to not see them as such.
Apart from that can't they not be counted as imprint as the Märchenspinnerei is not a publisher, but individual authoresses self publishing (or using a publisher) their volumes.

As for the dots: It really is Amazons fault, even the publisher (Machandel Verlag) doesn't spell it as such: (you have to scroll down, the website is ... unusual ...)

message 6: by Olivia (new)

Olivia (livka) | 7927 comments Anne,
this is not a series according to Goodreads policy.
Please create a Listopia list if you wish.

This series will be deleted.

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