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Serieses! > Request to create series for "Twisted Tale"

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message 1: by Stéphanie (new) - added it

Stéphanie (peachdolls) | 10 comments Good morning to you,

Can a librarian create a serie titled "Twisted Tale" and place the following books in it, please ?

A Whole New World
Once Upon a Dream
Reflection
As Old As Time
Part of Your World
Mirror, Mirror
Conceal, Don't Feel
Straight On Till Morning
So This is Love

Thanks for your help.


message 2: by Emily (last edited May 23, 2020 07:17AM) (new)

Emily | 15438 comments That's not a series by Goodreads definition. The books don't have an overarching storyline or universe.


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Jamie | 20 comments I don't understand how this isn't a series. It is listed on both Amazon and Barnes and Nobles as being a series. Disney groups them together (https://books.disney.com/character-se...). Disney wiki has it as a series (https://disney.fandom.com/wiki/A_Twis...), fantasticfiction has it as a series (https://www.fantasticfiction.com/b/li...) and so does librarything.

Even the main author has referred to it as a series (https://twitter.com/LizBraswell/statu...).
And being a 'what if' line in the disney world should have them as a universe


message 4: by Emily (last edited Jun 02, 2020 01:22PM) (new)

Emily | 15438 comments Jamie wrote: "I don't understand how this isn't a series. It is listed on both Amazon and Barnes and Nobles as being a series. Disney groups them together...And being a 'what if' line in the disney world should have them as a universe "

Other sites and authors labeling it a series does not make it a series on Goodreads. Goodreads has a different definition. Books must have a storyline or universe or characters in common to be a series. "Universe" means the setting or "world" is the same. For example, some of the characters could encounter each other, like in the Chronicles of Narnia. Or, some of the characters are the same in each book.

The policy is on this page toward the very bottom where it says "Imprints are not series."
Just the Disney theme does not make these books a series.

https://help.goodreads.com/s/article/...


message 5: by Jamie (new) - added it

Jamie | 20 comments Thanks for explaining a bit more thoroughly. That understanding can come in handy.

It just gets confusing (and still doesn't make sense) when things like Goosebumps books are considered a series. Each book is a different setting/place and different characters. Again, just the theme holds them together, just like twisted tales (one a creepy monster story, the other a what if retelling).

Or so many romance series' like: '12 Brides of Christmas' or 'Bachelors at Large 'which is a series by various authors that are still considered a series (just because they take place on Earth?) on here.


message 6: by Suzi (last edited Jun 02, 2020 02:44PM) (new)

Suzi | 8667 comments Many of those romance series were created in error. They are corrected as a librarian can get to them.


message 7: by Miriam (new)

Miriam | 1759 comments Jamie,

If there are specific series that you notice as series on Goodreads that you don't feel meet the definition, feel free to post* and librarians can take a look at it. Please keep in mind that we are volunteers, so it might take a while to find someone with knowledge about the series to help make a ruling.

*I would make it a new topic since this one is already linked to a specific book


message 8: by Jamie (new) - added it

Jamie | 20 comments Thanks for that link. :)


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