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message 1: by [deleted user] (new)

Is there some way we can zap an old, dead, no longer available edition of a book? I have two, if that is the case:

My first two books were originally published (heaven help me!) through Author House. They were full of errors. I pulled them and revised them rather heavily, and put them out in Kindle and through CreatsSpace with new covers and all corrections.

Is there some way we can consolidate the editions (I'd just love to see the older one disappear, but understand that that can't be done):

Here are the books:

Pharaoh's Son
Isbn: 1463666225 (ISBN13: 9781463666224)
This is the revised, updated version

Pharaoh's Son
1585006637 (ISBN13: 9781585006632)
This is the out of date,not corrected, out of print version that I pulled. Can it be removed from my profile? Or consolidated with the other?

Similarly, The City of Refuge was revised, updated and re-released this summer:

The revised updated version:
1463655819 (ISBN-13: 978-1463655815 )

The older version, no longer in print or being produced (I pulled it) is:
075962562X (ISBN13: 9780759625624)

Thank you!


message 2: by Kim (new)

Kim | 604 comments No. Books which are no longer available are not removed from the site. Your books are already combined correctly.


message 3: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 42421 comments Mod
(Deleted two duplicate versions of this thread.)


message 4: by [deleted user] (new)

Then is there a way that I can take the old, ugly cover of the out of print book off my listing and replace it with the current one? (I am speaking of Pharaoh's son, Isbn: 1463666225 (ISBN13: 9781463666224)

The current, correct cover does not show on my profile. Thanks!


message 5: by [deleted user] (new)

Let's try this again.

There are errors with this book:


Pharaoh's Son
by Diana Wilder (Goodreads Author)
0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings— published 1980 — 2 editions

The book was originally published in 1999. I have no idea where '1980' came from - a foul-up by Author House.

The current, correct cover does not show, and there is an option to combine this edition with the correct one. One needs to be a Librarian to do so.

The books that need to be combined are:

Pharaoh's Son
Isbn: 1463666225 (ISBN13: 9781463666224)
This is the revised, updated version

Pharaoh's Son
1585006637 (ISBN13: 9781585006632)
This is the out of date,not corrected, out of print version


message 6: by Amanda (new)

Amanda | 2443 comments Corrected the date. The books are combined already.

The edition that has been shelved the most is the one that will show up on your profile. When the new edition gets shelved more it will become the primary version.


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