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message 1: by Valerie (last edited Feb 19, 2012 10:24AM) (new)

Valerie | 3 comments I didn't see this topic addressed anywhere else. What is the CORRECT way for entering a book such as Reader's Digest Select Editions? Every year there are about four volumes of select editions that are basically a collection of abridged versions of four popular books. I have two such volumes on my bookshelf and the naming is constantly changing. Sometimes the author shows up as Reader's Digest Association and other times is shows up as the particular editor for that volume or Various. Most recently, with the disassociation from Amazon, these volumes are showing up as a version of the first listed book (sort of).

Can someone help? As a bonus to this issue, if you search on author "Reader's Digest..." it is an amazingly long list that should probably be consolidated.


message 2: by Violetta (last edited Feb 17, 2012 12:27PM) (new)

Violetta | 479 comments I would probably list them all like this.

Something to keep in mind though, according to Wikipedia, the series was renamed as Reader's Digest Select Editions in 1997. They used to be called Readers' Digest Condensed Books.

It's possible that the editions share a common editor, but I haven't found any info to indicate that yet. If that were true, then instead of listing Reader's Digest Association as the primary author, it could be the editor, perhaps... However, I think there should be a unifying author for them, to prevent them being erroneously attributed and combined to just one author.

I'm undecided on whether or not to include the book titles in the main title heading. I'm not sure if more people would do searches on "reader's digest" or on the individual books contained within them.


message 3: by Violetta (last edited Feb 20, 2012 08:31AM) (new)

Violetta | 479 comments Violetta wrote: "I'm undecided on whether or not to include the book titles in the main title heading. I'm not sure if more people would do searches on "reader's digest" or on the individual books contained within them. "

Thinking further on this, it probably WOULD be best to include the book titles. People probably have the title in mind first, not the fact that it's a Reader's Digest version. Perhaps like this where the format is "Reader's Digest Select Editions, YYYY, Vol. ##: Title 1 / Title 2 / Title 3 / Title 4"

Thoughts?


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