Sunday, 22 January 2012

Do You Have a Kindle edition on Goodreads? Act before Jan 30th!

I have just learned that from January 30th, Goodreads 'will no longer display book information that comes from Amazon'.

As a result, warning notices are appearing on ebooks on their site stating, 'This edition is in danger of being removed from Goodreads.' It then invites the reader to rescue it.

Anyone can do this. You don't even have to be the author, but I would urge anyone with ebooks on Goodreads to check their titles NOW. I did and found one of mine had the warning notice posted on it. It took just a couple of minutes to 'rescue it'.

I am indebted to Angela Korra'ti for this information. More details can be found on her blog:
http://www.angelakorrati.com/2012/01/21/heads-up-to-all-authors-with-kindle-edit\
ions-and-to-goodreads-users/

8 comments:

  1. Thanks very much for posting this!

    -Vik Rubenfeld
    vikrubenfeld.com

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  2. Thanks to you and Angela Korra'ti for posting this, good grief!

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  3. Thanks for the warning! Mine is marked, too.

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  4. How do I rescue my book? Can I rescue someone else's too?

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  5. Hi J.P. You can rescue anyone's book and yours as well. Just log onto www.Goodreads.com, select your book and, if the warning is there, click on the link for full instructions. It's straightforward (thank goodness!)

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  6. Thanks so much for the heads up!

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  7. Glad this has helped. I just can't understand why Goodreads didn't email its membership about this - unless I (and a number of others I have been in contact with) managed to miss it.

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  8. Hi,

    Apologies for the off-topic comment, but I couldn't find a contact email for you.

    I recently put out an ebook of my writing, called The New Death and others. It's a collection of short pieces, mostly dark fantasy.

    I was wondering if you'd be interested in doing a review on your blog.

    If so, please email me: news@apolitical.info. Let me know what file format is easiest for you, and I'll send you a free copy.

    You can download a sample from the ebook's page on Smashwords:

    http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/92126

    I'm also happy to do interviews, guest posts, or giveaways. Just let me know what you'd prefer.

    Yours,
    James.

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