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message 1: by Marc (new)

Marc (mkupper) | 78 comments is silent on if the Original Publication Date is the date of the first book publication or if it's the date of publication in any form. For example, a story is serialized in a magazine from 1949 to 1950. In 1955 it's included in an anthology of stories. In 1960 it's published as a standalone book. Would the Original Publication Date be 1949, 1950, 1955, or 1960?

Keep in mind that says that we should not include magazines nor Short stories only published in an anthology or magazine in the GR database.

message 2: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 41704 comments Mod
If it was serialized from 1949 to 1950, then its first published date is 1950. That does not mean the 1950 version is one we would add to the Goodreads database. Just that is the date it was originally first published.

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