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message 1: by TomMuc (new)

TomMuc | 19 comments please help,

i have some books in my shelf with missing/wrong covers, missing page numbers, missing description etc.

i can't edit them but what should i do - setting up an alternative edition without isbn is no clean solution. posting every single book here in a forum and asking an admin is too time consuming.

here some samples:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7...

does one of you have an idea?

thanx in advance
tom


message 2: by Olivia (new)

Olivia (livka) | 7927 comments Hi,
listing the books in this group for the data to be added/corrected is the way to go, as this is exactly what this group is for.

I added missing data from Amazon and WorldCat to the three books you listed. They didn't have the descriptions though.


message 4: by Arenda (new)

Arenda | 20804 comments TomMuc wrote: "please help,

i have some books in my shelf with missing/wrong covers, missing page numbers, missing description etc.

i can't edit them but what should i do - setting up an alternative edition wit..."


If you are interested, you can also apply to become a GR Librarian, so you can make the edits yourself.
I've done a lot of edits on German books, and it seems there are not that many librarians working on German books.

See https://www.goodreads.com/help/show/4... and https://www.goodreads.com/help/show/1...


message 5: by Olivia (new)

Olivia (livka) | 7927 comments descriptions added


message 6: by TomMuc (last edited Jul 21, 2018 07:18AM) (new)

TomMuc | 19 comments Olivia wrote: "descriptions added"
you're the best :)


message 7: by TomMuc (last edited Jul 21, 2018 07:23AM) (new)

TomMuc | 19 comments Arenda wrote: If you are interested, you can also apply to become a GR Librarian, so you can make the edits yourself.
I've done a lot of edits on German books, and it seems there are not that many librarians working on German books.


aaah - ok - good idea :) but they say you have to first add 50 books to goodreads and i have added just 4. and until 46 more that i read aren't already in their database maybe it will take years :)))

hmmm ...


message 8: by Olivia (new)

Olivia (livka) | 7927 comments Tom,
I know this is confusing because this is exactly what I thought as well.
The 50 added books are the books on your profile, not a new books added to the database.


message 9: by TomMuc (new)

TomMuc | 19 comments Olivia wrote: "Tom,
I know this is confusing because this is exactly what I thought as well.
The 50 added books are the books on your profile, not a new books added to the database."

haha - thanx olivia - so i'll give it a try and apply for this :)
have a great weekend
tom


message 10: by Leslie Ann (new)

Leslie Ann (leslie_ann) | 21 comments This book has the wrong author listed. It should be Wendy Coakley-Thompson. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...


message 11: by Arenda (new)

Arenda | 20804 comments #10 done, including two other editions


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