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message 1: by Andrea (new)

Andrea (andrea_b) | 561 comments Hello! I just noticed when looking at the book page for the upcoming 3rd book in the series A Good Girl's Guide to Murder that there were 3 editions listed (none with ISBN), one mentioning 2021 publication and the others mentioning 2022 publication. The description is taken from a press release from last year, mentioning the publisher has bought rights for books #3 and #4 (to be published in 2021 and 2022 respectively). I looked at the librarian edit history and noticed that one of the editions was indeed originally "untitled book #4" and that it had been later changed to "untitled" and then to "untitled book #3". I separated the editions thinking that this change should probably be reverted but then I noticed that the person who made the title change (from "untitled book #4" to "untitled") was actually the book's author, Holly Jackson....

so now I decided to ask first here how to resolve this before making any more changes or undoing the title change.

the books currently are as follow>

work 1 (1 edition) (Electric Monkey 2021)

work 2 (2 editions) (originally added as book #4) publisher Electric Monkey / 2022 (added just one time with mention to US publisher Delacorte) / 2022

I do think that probably a lot of users added both of these before the title change and combination - if everything is merged into one then it needs a super. If they stay separate then the title for the 2022 book needs to be #4 -- but as mentioned, as it was the author who did the change, I didn't want to be the one to undoit without asking for input here.

regards and sorry about the lenghty explanation!

message 2: by Andrea (last edited Sep 30, 2020 06:49PM) (new)

Andrea (andrea_b) | 561 comments Hello again! I see that someone deleted the Delacorte edition but what I split is still separate. I guess I am going to revert the title change and leave them as books #3 and #4 then if no one has an additional comment on this.


message 3: by Andrea (new)

Andrea (andrea_b) | 561 comments Hello! I've noticed that the author is referring to the upcoming third book as the "final book" on her Twitter account (@HoJay92).
I understand the listing for a 4th book was created because it was mentioned her book deal at the time included both a 3rd and 4th book for the series. (as mentioned in posts above, she tried to combine the listings). Is it policy for a listing like that to remain or should it be deleted?

message 4: by Andrea (new)

Andrea (andrea_b) | 561 comments Perhaps the extra-prequel-book (Kill Joy) is being counted to include the extra book in the contract? regardless I do think this entry should probably be removed/deleted but would like the input from an admin or superlibrarian?

thanks in advance.......

message 5: by Andrea (new)

Andrea (andrea_b) | 561 comments Hello?

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