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message 1: by Caro (new)

Caro | 177 comments I found this book and I have no idea what it is.

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/95...

When looking, I found two different authors for a book with this name and none with this name under Patti Berg. Should I delete it? There isn't any applicable info that I can find under the book info. Please let me know. Thanks


message 2: by vicki_girl (last edited Jul 18, 2012 04:50PM) (new)

vicki_girl | 2766 comments It appears to be this book (no ISBN):

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASI...

If someone would like to collect the series together, I found a listing here:

http://www.cozy-mystery.com/Hope-Have...


message 3: by Caro (last edited Jul 18, 2012 04:53PM) (new)

Caro | 177 comments My bad, I found it. But it's already listed on goodreads.

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15...

But can a super delete the extra edition that's listed? I think it's the same book but without all the other info.


message 4: by Caro (new)

Caro | 177 comments I'll put the series together though. No problem there. Thanks Vicki. :)


message 5: by vicki_girl (new)

vicki_girl | 2766 comments Between the two of us, it looks like we got the duplicates merged. :)


message 6: by Caro (new)

Caro | 177 comments yeah, that was me. sorry


message 8: by vicki_girl (last edited Jul 18, 2012 09:06PM) (new)

vicki_girl | 2766 comments Yes. Got a few. Someone else got the others.


message 9: by Krystal109 (new)

Krystal109 | 1086 comments Thanks vicki. I have never nabbed anything


message 10: by Krystal109 (new)

Krystal109 | 1086 comments http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12...

It appears to have an ASIN like a Kindle, but it is a leather bound edition image (all the links I find specify that it is "signed"). I really don't know what this is.


message 11: by vicki_girl (new)

vicki_girl | 2766 comments That is limited edition offered by the Easton Press (see links):

http://www.eastonpressbooks.com/leath...
http://www.franklinbooks.com/servlet/...

Easton Press books often do not have ISBNs assigned. However, when people/sellers put them up for sale on Amazon, they get assigned an ASIN (the same is true when selling used books).

Personally I would delete the ASIN.


message 12: by Cait (new)

Cait (tigercait) | 5005 comments As things stand ASINs are never valid for print editions, only for ebook (Kindle) and audiobook editions. If you find a paperback or hardcover edition with an ASIN, it was probably imported from Amazon during a time when there was a broad pull from used booksellers and somehow or other it survived the purge. We can keep the record, but the ASIN should be removed.


message 13: by Krystal109 (new)

Krystal109 | 1086 comments Okay. Did you guys already fix it, since you know more about it than I do?


message 14: by Caro (new)

Caro | 177 comments Does that mean I should delete the ASIN for all the Hope Haven books? The only place I could find/identify them was on amazon. Most of them are Hardcover.


message 15: by Cait (new)

Cait (tigercait) | 5005 comments Caro wrote: "Does that mean I should delete the ASIN for all the Hope Haven books? The only place I could find/identify them was on amazon. Most of them are Hardcover."

Yes, I'd think so. Here's the publisher's website, as far as I can tell (their search function is not very good):
http://www.shopguideposts.org/hope-ha...


message 16: by vicki_girl (last edited Jul 19, 2012 07:51AM) (new)

vicki_girl | 2766 comments Krystal109 wrote: "Okay. Did you guys already fix it, since you know more about it than I do?"

The ASIN has been removed from the record.


message 17: by Caro (new)

Caro | 177 comments gotcha. ASIN's away! Thanks Cait


message 18: by Krystal109 (new)

Krystal109 | 1086 comments Thanks guys.


message 19: by Caro (new)

Caro | 177 comments I have another book that I can't find any info on.

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/96...

This is the only book for this author. The others I've already corrected, they were Patricia H. Rushford, not Patricia Rushford, but I cannot find anywhere the actual book or any website containing any info about the book. If someone could lend fresh eyes, it would be very helpful.


message 20: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 29639 comments Mod
The publisher has no author by that name, nor even with that first name.

And no one has read the book. I'd bet it was a planned book that never happened.


message 21: by Caro (new)

Caro | 177 comments I can delete it then, right?


message 22: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 29639 comments Mod
I'd wait a day or so, in case anyone else chimes in with more information.


message 23: by Caro (new)

Caro | 177 comments ok, in any case, I tried (my bad) but it said a super is needed. But on the book page it shows no reviews. Don't know what that means. So I'll leave it. Thanks. :)


message 24: by Krystal109 (new)

Krystal109 | 1086 comments http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12...

I know that it is listed as Howl's Moving Castle, but when I search the ISBN GR's is the only place the ISBN is recognized.


message 25: by Caro (last edited Jul 19, 2012 09:40PM) (new)

Caro | 177 comments I found it on a Nook Lending website, but it said it's disabled.I'm guessing since it was once published, it stays there, since even out-of-print books stay too. But I don't know for sure since it was for 'lending' and not sale. It kinda reminds me of the Hope Haven series earlier, the ASIN number isn't really the the ISBN. I'll wait for another (more experienced) opinion on that one.

http://ebookfling.com/nook/2940013035... (website for lending)


message 26: by Krystal109 (new)

Krystal109 | 1086 comments Also, what is this: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/68...

It comes up as by Gene Walden whenever I see it.


message 27: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 29639 comments Mod
Caro wrote: "ok, in any case, I tried (my bad) but it said a super is needed. But on the book page it shows no reviews. Don't know what that means. So I'll leave it. Thanks. :)"

Shelvings count as "reviews" for the issue of deletion.


message 28: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 29639 comments Mod
Krystal109 wrote: "http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12...

I know that it is listed as Howl's Moving Castle, but when I search the ISBN GR's is the only place the ISBN is recognized."


That doesn't mean anything (except that usually the book is out of print, as in this case).


message 29: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 29639 comments Mod
Krystal109 wrote: "Also, what is this: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/68...

It comes up as by Gene Walden whenever I see it."


Finding incorrect data somewhere else is also not proof of anything. Unless an ISBN is invalid (that is, it has the incorrect number of digits or its check digit is wrong), the fact that it cannot be found elsewhere does not mean anything.


message 30: by Krystal109 (last edited Jul 19, 2012 10:21PM) (new)

Krystal109 | 1086 comments Yea I know, I was just posting it here to see if someone can find more info to make SURE it is correct.

I'm not saying it IS wrong, I'm saying that I can't seem to find anything that agrees with the info. It all contradicts it or there is none at all.

Maybe I shouldn't post these then and ask if others can find out if they are correct and fill in any missing info.


message 31: by vicki_girl (new)

vicki_girl | 2766 comments Krystal109 wrote: "Also, what is this: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/68...

It comes up as by Gene Walden whenever I see it."


If you look at the Amazon page for that ISBN, it lists Gene Walden as the author.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/5550...

I strongly suspect that most of the data out on the web (also showing Walden) is copying the info from them.


message 32: by Krystal109 (new)

Krystal109 | 1086 comments Probably. That's the annoying part. It is probably just one databases mess up. That's why I didn't change it. I was assuming someone could explain it to me.


message 33: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Gene^Walden is not a real author, but a kind of dumping ground for books that - well, who knows what. They all need to have their real author assigned to them.

Gene^^Walden is a real author.


message 34: by vicki_girl (new)

vicki_girl | 2766 comments In this case, the author has already been changed to Diana Wynne Jones, which is correct for that title.


message 35: by Krystal109 (new)

Krystal109 | 1086 comments Yup. All good. I didn't know that. I will keep that in mind next time.


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