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message 1: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Shaw (melissa_shaw) | 9 comments Dear Librarians,

I have got new book covers for my four part romantic serial Brave. Could you assist me with updating the covers on Goodreads book pages?

The links to the book pages are below:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

All new covers were published on Amazon. Here are the links:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N34HACQ

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N41U4US

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ND7B7NQ

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NE8J0RE

Thanks in advance.


Debbie's Spurts (D.A.) @Melissa--pssst...as the author, if you like, you can choose to set the new book covers to be the featured/default/primary covers that show in search results, on author page, series page, etc.

If not set by you, goodreads just features the most shelved/rated/popular edition. If you do set, you will not hurt /lose any ratings/reviews or reader book catalogs.

Directions are at top of this discussion group, #4 in the Author FAQs. (If you have trouble setting, contact goodreads staff at support@goodreads.com; librarians are always happy to help but default editions can only be set by author or goodreads staff). Basically, just go to the new bookcover editions as linked above, click to edit the book, and midway down right-hand column click the choice to make it the primary/default edition.


message 4: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Shaw (melissa_shaw) | 9 comments Susie wrote: "ACEs added as below:
The Color of Rage
The Color of Blood
The Color of Danger
The Color of Love"


Thank you Susie,

I forgot a cover for the complete series. It's here:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

And the cover on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00P6QZOP4

Could you update this one too?


message 5: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Shaw (melissa_shaw) | 9 comments D.A.misses Linda (the now banned fivver and sockpuppet slayer) wrote: "@Melissa--pssst...as the author, if you like, you can choose to set the new book covers to be the featured/default/primary covers that show in search results, on author page, series page, etc.

If..."

Thanks. I know this feature and use it every time I update a cover. But I don't know how to update covers without asking librarians.


message 6: by Philip (new)

Philip (burnnerman) | 5913 comments #5 - You can just click the "add a new edition" link on the book page, then create the new edition without the ISBN/ASIN. After complete just reference the ISBN/ASIN in the description field.


message 7: by Susie (new)

Susie (dragonsusie) | 2472 comments Melissa wrote: "Thanks. I know this feature and use it every time I update a cover. But I don't know how to update covers without asking librarians."

I assumed that you knew this feature, as ACEs had been added previously! :)

Anyway, the box set is here. I've also added it to the series, as it should be.

Yes, Philip is right that you can easily add them yourself by clicking on the "add new edition" button then adding the new cover to that. You can also add the librarian notes yourself (as you should be able to see I've done if you go into the edit screen - these notes mean that it shows up on the combine screen).

The steps I use are as follows:
- click on "add a new edition" button
- fill in all fields, apart from the ISBN/ASIN field
- in the description field, add in the description but at the top mention (in italics) that it is an ACE/alternate-cover edition of ASIN/ISBN
- once created, go back in to edit the edition and add the ACE information to the "librarian note" field at the top

But if you're not confident with it, we're happy to do it for you! :)


message 8: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Shaw (melissa_shaw) | 9 comments Susie, Philip, thanks for the assistance :) I saved the how-to to my notes.


message 9: by Susie (new)

Susie (dragonsusie) | 2472 comments YW! :)


message 10: by Gemma (new)

Gemma Newey (GemmaNewey) | 6 comments Hi Can you update book covers for the following books - and update the name of the author if possible.

Change cover - Blood & Rain to Book Cover Link

Change Cover - Essence Of A Dark Soul to Book Cover Link

Also Author has changed their name from Faye Cross to Gemma Newey - biog needs updating ... can see new biog here: Amazon.co.uk Author Page


message 11: by Guilherme (last edited Jan 26, 2015 03:38AM) (new)

Guilherme Ouriques (guilhermeouriques) | 3 comments Hi Gemma, I've updated the covers you linked, but to update the bio, since it's a goodreads author, must be the author itself.


message 12: by Susie (new)

Susie (dragonsusie) | 2472 comments Gemma wrote: "Hi Can you update book covers for the following books - and update the name of the author if possible.

Change cover - Blood & Rain to Book Cover Link

Change Cover - Essence Of A Dark Soul to Book Cover Link

Also Author has changed their name from Faye Cross to Gemma Newey - biog needs updating ... can see new biog here: Amazon.co.uk Author Page"


Guilherme wrote: "Hi Gemma, I've updated the covers you linked, but to update the bio, since it's a goodreads author, must be the author itself."

Cover change reverted. We do not change covers of published editions but instead add alternate-cover editions.


message 13: by Susie (new)

Susie (dragonsusie) | 2472 comments As per my above comment, we do not change book covers but instead add alternate-cover editions (ACEs). Please read here for more information.

ACEs have been added for both books, all editions:
Blood & Rain:
Kindle
ebook
paperback

Essence of a Dark Soul:
ebook
Kindle

As for changing your author name - I have noticed that you have tried to change your name, but it is not something you can do yourself - only GR staff can do it. So this is something that you will have to contact GR Support about: https://www.goodreads.com/about/conta....


message 14: by Gemma (new)

Gemma Newey (GemmaNewey) | 6 comments Susie wrote: "Gemma wrote: "Hi Can you update book covers for the following books - and update the name of the author if possible.

Change cover - Blood & Rain to Book Cover Link

Change Cover -..."



Slight problem with that ... Author has changed their name ... I should know, I'm the author, so previous book covers are now wrong! I would like them removed ... This is by the authors request! I don't see that there is a problem with that.

Did you change the author details as requested or is there another place I need to post this, as for some stupid reason I no longer have the ability to update or change my own author account any more!?

Regards
Gemma


message 15: by Nanaa (new)

Nanaa (xxmzsmilesxx) | 1167 comments Gemma wrote: "Susie wrote: "Gemma wrote: "Hi Can you update book covers for the following books - and update the name of the author if possible.

Change cover - Blood & Rain to Book Cover Link

..."


I don't think you can actually delete your Faye Cross since you wrote a book under that name which has reviews and ratings on it.
However, I updated your profile for Gemma Newey, you can claim it through this https://www.goodreads.com/author/conf...


message 16: by Tilly (new)

Tilly Muir | 2 comments Dear Librarians,

I have new covers for my Woodbeach Series, could you please help me to change these on Goodreads. I have listed the links to the Amazon covers below.

Three's A Crowd
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HT7LRL8

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

The Art of Love
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IKPKK2A

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

For The Love of Tarquin
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J7R1L8W

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

Thanks for your help


message 17: by free (new)

free (frdn) | 5171 comments #16 ACE created...

Three's a Crowd by Tilly Muir The Art of Love by Tilly Muir For The Love of Tarquin by Tilly Muir


message 18: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 41655 comments Mod
Gemma wrote: "Hi Can you update book covers for the following books - and update the name of the author if possible."

Please note that all editions of a book must have the original author name as primary author. However, you may set one of the newer editions as primary. (You will need to be logged in as Faye Cross to do so.)


message 19: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 41655 comments Mod
Susie wrote: "As per my above comment, we do not change book covers but instead add alternate-cover editions (ACEs)."

Reminder: Please see note about pub dates for ACEs at the end if the Manual section you linked.


message 20: by free (new)

free (frdn) | 5171 comments rivka wrote: "Reminder: Please see note about pub dates for ACEs at the end if the Manual section you linked."

thanks for the reminder...
@Tilly : can you provide pub dates for those ACEs? I still used the pub dates from amazon (original pub dates)...


message 21: by Tilly (new)

Tilly Muir | 2 comments ~ free ~ wrote: "rivka wrote: "Reminder: Please see note about pub dates for ACEs at the end if the Manual section you linked."

thanks for the reminder...
@Tilly : can you provide pub dates for those ACEs? I still..."


Hi, The publish dates for those covers was 10/26/14

Thanks


message 22: by free (new)

free (frdn) | 5171 comments #21 done...


message 23: by Gemma (last edited Jan 27, 2015 03:04AM) (new)

Gemma Newey (GemmaNewey) | 6 comments rivka wrote: "Gemma wrote: "Hi Can you update book covers for the following books - and update the name of the author if possible."

Please note that all editions of a book must have the original author name as ..."


I have logged in as Faye ... But I've already changed my name on my profile original profile. It's just that I can't do it on my author profile (annoyance). Instead librarians have just created another author profile for me ... I've had to contact a librarian friend to remove it ... But don't worry I message goodreads now to sort out the problem, that my friend noticed. Cheers for the help anyway ...


message 24: by Susie (new)

Susie (dragonsusie) | 2472 comments rivka wrote: "Reminder: Please see note about pub dates for ACEs at the end if the Manual section you linked."

Ah, thanks for that info. I think that's been updated since I was last fully active! :)


Gemma wrote: "I have logged in as Faye ... But I've already changed my name on my profile original profile. It's just that I can't do it on my author profile (annoyance). Instead librarians have just created another author profile for me ... I've had to contact a librarian friend to remove it ... But don't worry I message goodreads now to sort out the problem, that my friend noticed. Cheers for the help anyway"

Gemma, as I said in my original message:
Susie wrote: "As for changing your author name - I have noticed that you have tried to change your name, but it is not something you can do yourself - only GR staff can do it. So this is something that you will have to contact GR Support about: https://www.goodreads.com/about/conta..."

This is not something that you or librarians can do. If you are going to be writing As Gemma from now on, you may wish to switch the account you control to that one. But that is definitely something you will need to contact support about.

As Rivka said:
rivka wrote: "Please note that all editions of a book must have the original author name as primary author. However, you may set one of the newer editions as primary. (You will need to be logged in as Faye Cross to do so.)"

The rules are for everyone, with no exceptions I'm afraid. :)


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