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message 1: by Betty (new)

Betty (tgbreviews) | 12 comments Goodreads Librarian here. I made a new book record for The Orphan House by Ann Bennett, not realizing at the time this book was previously published under a different title and publisher. (The older book has no ISBN13 listed, so no error was given when I created the new record.) Once realizing, I added the previous title and publication date information. Then I saw the book wasn't attached to the correct author, and is instead showing up as a book by another author of the same name. (I did not add spaces between the first and last name--I checked to make certain.)

My question is this: Should I have added this as a new edition of the previous title, instead of creating a new book record? I've never experienced this issue before, and I'm not sure what needs to be done.


Published book (previous title and publisher):

To-be-published book (new title, new publisher, same story):

Thank you in advance for helping me!

message 2: by Scott (new)

Scott | 16441 comments Yes, it should have been added as a new edition, but now you can combine the two.

message 3: by Betty (new)

Betty (tgbreviews) | 12 comments Thank you, Scott!

message 4: by Arenda (new)

Arenda | 19925 comments The paperback edition of The Foundling's Daughter without isbn is a duplicate of the paperback edition of The Foundling's Daughter with isbn. I've merged the duplicate.

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