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message 1: by Ann (last edited Apr 08, 2019 08:12AM) (new)

Ann | 136 comments I’m not sure why this book defaults to a non-English title when the author is British and the book was written in English. The description is in English. Even more confusing since book has different titles in the UK and the US!

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...


message 2: by lethe (new)

lethe | 13661 comments The Dutch edition has fewer adds than some of the English editions, so I agree it shouldn't be the default, but since this has to do with site functionality, it is not something librarians can help with.

The only ones able to set the default are the author (if they have a claimed profile, which this one doesn't), and staff.


message 3: by Ann (new)

Ann | 136 comments Thank you, lethe.
I thought that was Dutch but wasn’t sure.


message 4: by Arenda (new)

Arenda | 19989 comments I've separated the Dutch edition from the other editions, and combined it back again.
It seems to have worked: https://www.goodreads.com/author/list...

I've also added a Dutch description to this Dutch paperback (it had an English description)


message 5: by lethe (new)

lethe | 13661 comments Thanks for the tip Arenda, I'll try that the next time.


message 6: by annob (last edited Apr 08, 2019 11:38PM) (new)

annob | 1520 comments Arenda wrote: "I've separated the Dutch edition from the other editions, and combined it back again. It seems to have worked. "

Ah, thank you Arenda! I've seen unclaimed profiles where the default edition isn't the most shelved/rated one (as it automatically should be). Next time I know how to solve this issue. :)


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