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message 1: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl (cherylllr) | 362 comments How are you-all going to deal with this new format? I checked out this item: http://library.playaway.com/product/2... from my library.

I suppose I could enter all six books separately, if I could find audio or DVD versions of them - but this anthology is actually quite different than the books, in any of the more traditional formats, and my review would reflect the experience I got from this format, not necessarily comparable to a review of a different format.

Having the voice read the stories, and having the pictures be (a little bit) animated, is a new experience, both richer in some ways, and simpler in others, than any other format I've used. I recommend that you find a way to list these Playaway Views as units - at least when they're anthologies.

Or at least list the anthology as a unit, and then I can say just once that it was a View and just once talk about how I felt about the presentation.

Thank you for your consideration.


message 2: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 42013 comments Mod
We already have lots of Playaway editions listed. They usually have "audiobook" as format and "Playaway" as edition.


message 3: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl (cherylllr) | 362 comments This is a playaway VIEW though. It has a screen, because it's for Picture-Books. Also, it's a six story *collection* - and moreover there is no other edition that encompasses the collection (as far as I can tell).

Yes, audio playaways are audiobooks, no problem. I'm talking about something different.


message 4: by vicki_girl (new)

vicki_girl | 2765 comments I would list it like any other anthology, collection, or boxed set. Since it is a unique collection, you wouldn't be able to combine with other editions though (this is not uncommon for boxed sets).

The format, I think would have to be a type in, using the "other" option. I probably would use something like "ebook+audio", then put "Playaway View" in the edition field.


message 5: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl (cherylllr) | 362 comments If someone wants to go ahead and do this I think you've got it figured out. I'm not a librarian and I have a particular talent for messing things up so I don't want to be, - so thank you whoever does enter it! :)


message 6: by vicki_girl (new)

vicki_girl | 2765 comments Done.

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12...

I listed the author as Unknown, as I couldn't tell from your link above who should be listed. If there is a better author let me know and I will update it.


message 7: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl (cherylllr) | 362 comments Unknown is good - the publisher was the only 'editor' and the stories are by different authors. It looks beautiful, Thank You!, and I'm off to write my review. :)


message 8: by Jessica (new)

Jessica | 963 comments I would change it from "Unknown" to all of the authors listed for it, if possible.


message 9: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl (cherylllr) | 362 comments The authors are listed in the description, so that should be possible. Not a bad idea.


message 10: by vicki_girl (new)

vicki_girl | 2765 comments I added the authors for the stories.


message 11: by Jessica (new)

Jessica | 963 comments Thanks guys! I hate using "unknown" unless they really are unknown.


message 12: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl (cherylllr) | 362 comments yay!


message 13: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl (cherylllr) | 362 comments I need another Playaway View added. This is called School Days, 7 stories, ISBN 9781616573577
http://library.playaway.com/product/2...


message 14: by vicki_girl (new)

vicki_girl | 2765 comments Added.

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12...

I didn't see any authors listed in the description, so I put it as Unknown. If you can look them up on the view (and post them here) I can add them. :)


message 15: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl (cherylllr) | 362 comments Both the Barkers books are by Tomie dePaola. Margery Cuyler wrote Stop Drop and Roll and 100th Day Worries. Miriam Cohen wrote First Grade takes a Test. First Grade Stinks is by Mary Ann Rodman. Mr. Ouchy is by B.G. Hennessy.

Thanks!


message 16: by Vicky (new)

Vicky (librovert) | 2459 comments I went in and added the authors.


message 17: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl (cherylllr) | 362 comments Thank you both!


message 18: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl (cherylllr) | 362 comments This issue has come up again here: http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/8... and I've realized that using the term 'ebook' is misleading. Cait and I are thinking about changing it...


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