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Book Cover Help > Could you update my book covers, please?

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message 1: by Scott (new)

Scott | 21523 comments Your books will still have to have the original name as the primary author.

message 2: by Scott (new)

Scott | 21523 comments It is GR policy to retain the original name under which books were published. The books were printed with that name, and readers may have them in their libraries.

message 3: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 43624 comments Mod
Please see
For books published under multiple versions of the author's name or published under multiple pseudonyms: The first author listed for any and all editions should be the author name the book was originally published under - so the reissued edition would need its primary author name changed to the originally published pen name, with the additional name added as secondary for all editions with it on the cover. Doing this will allow the various editions to be combined.

message 4: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 43624 comments Mod
We treat ebooks (and Kindle editions) the same as print books: just because an edition is out of print does not mean it no longer exists. We do not delete out-of-print books or editions.

I have added new editions for the new covers, and fixed the author names to meet Goodreads policy.

message 5: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 43624 comments Mod
Valid editions, such as Kindle editions with ASINs, should not be edited into different editions, such as ebooks with ISBNs. New editions should be added instead.

And Goodreads policy is for all editions of a work to have the name under which that work was initially published listed as the first author. Editions with another name on the cover will have that name listed second.

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