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Book Cover Help > The Fabulous Riverboat (Riverworld #2) by Philip José Farmer

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message 1: by Steve (last edited Aug 16, 2018 06:03AM) (new)

Steve Best | 333 comments I own a copy of this book:
0586039899 (ISBN13: 9780586039892)

My cover (currently not on GR)

This is the first Panther printing, artwork by Peter Jones with this ISBN. I would suggest using this cover and ISBN for the first printing? (June 1975)

Reprints: with the same ISBN & cover artist

November 1978 (Same Cover as my copy)

1979 (This cover)

1980 printed by Panther / Granada (This cover)

This cover was also used for reprints in 1982, 1983, 1985 (Panther) & 1986, (Grafton)

All editions are Paperback 252 Pages.


message 2: by Emily (new)

Emily | 69 comments Hi Steve,

I've gone ahead and added an edition with the cover provided. You may see the edition here:


message 3: by Michael (new)

Michael Korleone (michaelkorleone) | 3881 comments Even this edition has the same ISBN (different cover to Steve's) but it is not easily found by users because ACE editions are not cross-linked.

That's why it helps everyone if alternate cover editions are cross-linked and ISBNs mentioned in their descriptions (wherever they cannot be done so in ISBN fields).

message 4: by Steve (new)

Steve Best | 333 comments Thanks Emily
After my initial post I came across another thread about applying duplicate ISBN's to the latest edition. I'm not sure I can see the logic in this.
I assume the coding will not allow duplicate ISBN's to be entered. However this should be easy to change, with perhaps a warning box to assist a librarian if they wish to continue adding another copy (reprint etc). A search for an ISBN by the general public could then display a list of results ( eight in this case) where the user can easily select their own copy.

As much as GR is a great source of info I will admit to it being a little messy at times.


message 5: by Emily (new)

Emily | 69 comments Hi Steve,

Thanks for taking the time to write in with your suggestion! I will most definitely pass your feedback along to our product team.


message 6: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 45422 comments Mod
However, this group is not the place to make feature requests, bug reports, etc.

That would be either the Feedback Group or via the Contact Us link.

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