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S.S. Barry (ssbarryerotica) | 5 comments Hello Goodreadds librarians,

I just got accepted into the Author's program yesterday. I've noticed that there seem to be some duplicates one of my works, probably because I earlier published it under my real name, and also the same book under my current pen name has the wrong/older cover. Could one of you please correct this? Thank-you. I'll add the links with the details below.

I need the cover for this title >>> https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4... <<< to be changed to this >>> https://goo.gl/9FsoAB <<<

I'm not sure if this >>> https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4... <<< as the one above, but it seems to have the right cover.

Lastly, I need this one >>> https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3... <<< removed since it's no longer available/published under my real name.

Thank-you for reading and thank-you in advance for making the requested changes.

Regards.


message 2: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 45455 comments Mod
Goodreads does not delete out-of-print books or editions. Please see http://www.goodreads.com/help/show/22... and http://www.goodreads.com/help/show/32...

Also, 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....

And please also see https://www.goodreads.com/help/show/4...
For books published under multiple versions of the author's name or published under multiple pseudonyms: The first author listed for any and all editions should be the author name the book was originally published under - so the reissued edition would need its primary author name changed to the originally published pen name, with the additional name added as secondary for all editions with it on the cover. Doing this will allow the various editions to be combined.



message 3: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 45455 comments Mod
Following those policies, here is the full list of editions of that work, including the Kindle edition with the new cover: https://www.goodreads.com/work/editio...

(Note: Cover taken from Amazon.)


message 4: by S.S. (new)

S.S. Barry (ssbarryerotica) | 5 comments rivka wrote: "Following those policies, here is the full list of editions of that work, including the Kindle edition with the new cover: https://www.goodreads.com/work/editio......"

Thank-you for making the changes. My real name still seemed to be associated with them, although it is no longer published under that name, so I've replaced it with my pen name.

Regards.


message 5: by S.S. (new)

S.S. Barry (ssbarryerotica) | 5 comments rivka wrote: "Following those policies, here is the full list of editions of that work, including the Kindle edition with the new cover: https://www.goodreads.com/work/editio......"

Also, is there any way, or is it possible that those previous editions of my book can be deleted since some (or most) of the Amazon and other store links included in them are invalid anyhow.

Regards.


message 6: by S.S. (new)

S.S. Barry (ssbarryerotica) | 5 comments Sorry about the multiple comments, I just read your earlier, first reply to my message. So, is there no way to ensure that my real name (the name the book was orignally published under) is no longer associated with it, here on Goodreads?


message 7: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 45455 comments Mod
As I explained above, Goodreads policy is for a work to have the name under which it was originally published listed as the first author on all editions. The book was originally published under Zeeshan N. Bari, so that needs to be the first listed author on all editions.

Edits contrary to policy have been reverted.


message 8: by S.S. (new)

S.S. Barry (ssbarryerotica) | 5 comments rivka wrote: "As I explained above, Goodreads policy is for a work to have the name under which it was originally published listed as the first author on all editions. The book was originally published under Zee..."

Alright, I guess I'll have to make do with that. I'm new to Goodreads, in terms of being of having an author profile here, so I'm still getting used to and learning the ropes of how things work here. I'll refrain from making any further changes to the author names.

Thanks & Regards.


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