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message 1: by Richard (new)

Richard | 3 comments I recently read volume one ("Colonial Years to 1860") of "The Prairie State" edited by Robert P. Sutton. As the existing entry didn't have a cover nor proper description and page count, I edited that editions entry.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

Then I noticed two "editions" were shown. The other "edition" had its own ISBN number and a partially-correct description of the second volume in this work. I edited that edition to be proper for volume 2, which is subtitled "Civil War to the Present" and uploaded the right cover image.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...

The problem is, these two books just show up as alternate "editions" of one work, when in reality they are totally distinct books. How can I go about separating them into two distinct entries? Please advise, thanks!


message 2: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 26931 comments Richard, if you want to do it yourself:

Go to the combine page. Click on separate for the 2nd edition, and that should be that. You might need to tidy up the edition, so its best to have a look at it, but that's all that should be needed.

Separating: The data base doesn't like separating the most popular edition, that's why I said separate the 2nd book.

If you have any problems just post again.


message 3: by Richard (new)

Richard | 3 comments Sandra wrote: "Richard, if you want to do it yourself:

Go to the combine page. Click on separate for the 2nd edition, and that should be that. You might need to tidy up the edition, so its best to have a look at..."


Sandra - hey, that worked great, thanks! I didn't think to click on "combine" since what I wanted to do was "separate". Maybe that link should read "combine/separate"!


message 4: by Arenda (new)

Arenda | 22206 comments You can also go to "all editions". At the right side of that page are also options to combine, separate or add a new edition.

See the "all editions" page for one of the books: https://www.goodreads.com/work/editio...
(All editions is just one edition here, but the links are there at the right side, even when there is nothing to separate).


message 5: by Richard (new)

Richard | 3 comments Arenda, thanks!


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