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Carol She's So Novel꧁꧂  | 4556 comments Merry wrote: "As advised by the author, the following book will now no longer be published and she has requested that the book be deleted from Goodreads.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4...

After atte..."


Hi Merry

The author will need to get hold of Support.

https://www.goodreads.com/about/conta...


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lethe | 13664 comments Merry wrote: "As advised by the author, the following book will now no longer be published and she has requested that the book be deleted from Goodreads.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4...

After attempting to delete it..."


Librarians are not allowed and should never try to delete books that the author is no longer publishing. These cases should always be referred to staff, see https://help.goodreads.com/s/article/...


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lethe | 13664 comments Merry wrote: "Also, firstly, the message that was displayed is obviously conveying incorrect information, since the book in question has no reviews and, secondly, surely it should be the author's right to have their unpublished book removed, not that Goodreads "might" be able to delete it?"

It does have two ratings, though, and was added by 17 users.

Perhaps you have never come across this, but some authors are so eager to remove their books from Goodreads that they are willing to lie be creative with the truth in order to make that happen. Therefore, it should be left to staff to investigate whether any "never published" claims are correct.


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