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message 1: by Richard (new)

Richard Robinson | 19 comments Hello,

I created this book, but now I cannot edit it. (Edit Details page says: "Your permissions will only allow the editing of the metadata")

Can someone help with this?

What I'm really trying to do is move the ISBN to another book. But what I really really want to do in fact is change the image of the first book (which I cannot edit) as the image is absolutely incorrect.

Here's the link to the book I want to edit (or change image of):
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5...


message 2: by Scott (last edited Jul 27, 2020 08:01AM) (new)

Scott | 22288 comments ISBNs must not be moved, nor covers changed. I will create an alternate cover edition which will move the ISBN within Goodreads parameters.

(Done)


message 3: by Richard (new)

Richard Robinson | 19 comments I already created an alternate: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5...


message 4: by Richard (last edited Jul 27, 2020 08:11AM) (new)

Richard Robinson | 19 comments BTW, thanks for your prompt response earlier.

Also, following page talks about Librarians moving ISBNs here: https://help.goodreads.com/s/article/... (am I not a Librarian for my book?)

As does this: https://help.goodreads.com/s/article/...


message 5: by Emily (last edited Jul 27, 2020 08:25AM) (new)

Emily | 14799 comments Only Goodreads Librarians and the primary author of a work (who has claimed a profile) can edit books. If you create a book, you have 24 hours to edit it before it locks.
If you would like to claim a profile I have moved this book to a blank one. You can click here to fill out the claim form.
https://www.goodreads.com/author/conf...


message 6: by Scott (new)

Scott | 22288 comments I have merged the duplicate.

ISBNs should only be moved via the alternate cover edition tool, when an ISBN is reused for a later printing with a different cover.
(Your second link appears to be from before they added the tool, and we had to do it all manually.)

Goodreads Librarian is a status that must be applied for. Authors cannot become librarians.


message 7: by Richard (new)

Richard Robinson | 19 comments Thank you Emily & Scott -- that answers my questions and you fixed the issue nicely!

FWI, I think the GoodReads.com email server is down or the email pages are at least having problems sending email (via contact us page). I tried all weekend to send a Contact Us form about the above issue (before finding these discussion groups) and it just didn't work. Not sure if it's still not working... In any case, you solved my problem. Thanks again


message 8: by Richard (new)

Richard Robinson | 19 comments Hello,

Can I please be given author rights to the metadata of the following books which I created and translated on
GoodReads:

-- https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5...
-- https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5...
-- https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5... (I'm the translator under a pen name)
-- https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5...

Thank you!

Richard Robinson


message 9: by Emily (new)

Emily | 14799 comments Richard wrote: "Hello,"

I've attached the books to your profile.


message 10: by Richard (new)

Richard Robinson | 19 comments Hello,

Please attach the following 2 books (which I translated) to my profile:

- https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5...
- https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5...

Thank you,

Richard Robinson


message 11: by Richard (new)

Richard Robinson | 19 comments Hi,

Please let me know if you need more information for this request.

Thank you,

Richard Robinson

Richard wrote: "Hello,

Please attach the following 2 books (which I translated) to my profile:

- https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5...
- https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/..."



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