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elenhawke

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Goodreads can't find my book
Posted: Mar 17, 2012 5:27 AM
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Hi, following the advice on one of the threads on this form, I decided to get my new book onto Goodreads. It happily found all the paperback Elen Hawke books issued by my publisher Llewellyn but didn't import The Sacred Marriage, which I self published this week. It happily imported every other book on the page, all the recommendations and their linked in books, but not mine. I've tried doing it by search of whatever passes for ISBN with kindle books, author name, title, by trimming the URL but it won't have it. Can't enter it manually as don't have librarian status on their site.

Has anyone else run into this? Is it because the book is new? Is there a workaround?

Many thanks,
Elen/Flick
muzski

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Re: Goodreads can't find my book
Posted: Mar 17, 2012 6:18 AM   in response to: elenhawke in response to: elenhawke
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Hi Elen

Try this it's the ASIN number for your book - the Kindle version of ISBN - B007JN67WQ.

I think if my memory serves me right, when you try and manually add the book, you have to select the ASIN option instead of ISBN. Just checked it's under the ISBN option, just click ASIN and it changes.

Hope this helps.

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elenhawke

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Re: Goodreads can't find my book
Posted: Mar 17, 2012 7:25 AM   in response to: muzski in response to: muzski
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Hi Muzski, No luck. i was trying under the ASIN but it still doesn't want to find it. I've tried every method they've offered. This is so frustrating. i don't know what i'm doing wrong...

Hi Elen

Try this it's the ASIN number for your book - the
Kindle version of ISBN - B007JN67WQ.

I think if my memory serves me right, when you try
and manually add the book, you have to select the
ASIN option instead of ISBN. Just checked it's under
the ISBN option, just click ASIN and it changes.

Hope this helps.

Message was edited by: muzski

brandscaping

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Re: Goodreads can't find my book
Posted: Mar 17, 2012 8:07 AM   in response to: elenhawke in response to: elenhawke
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I think if you've reviewed over 50 books, you can add it to the library yourself.
andresanthomas

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Re: Goodreads can't find my book
Posted: Mar 17, 2012 8:57 AM   in response to: elenhawke in response to: elenhawke
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You can add it yourself and you don't have to review a million books or become a "librarian".

At the bottom of the goodreads screen, click on "author program". Follow the steps to become a goodreads author. Then you'll be able to add your book yourself.
irene2147

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Re: Goodreads can't find my book
Posted: Mar 17, 2012 1:41 PM   in response to: elenhawke in response to: elenhawke
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If you're only published on Amazon, then you might have a problem. They stopped accepting Amazon e-versions for your author profile.
brandscaping

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Re: Goodreads can't find my book
Posted: Mar 17, 2012 1:58 PM   in response to: irene2147 in response to: irene2147
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it worked fine for the two that I put there - and I'm only pubbed on amazon
andresanthomas

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Posted: Mar 17, 2012 3:09 PM   in response to: irene2147 in response to: irene2147
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Not true. If your book is only on Amazon, you have to pull the cover art from some other location. So, if you're the author, presumably you have it on your own computer and can just upload it. Or you could pull it from your webpage or some other promotional place.
elenhawke

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Re: Goodreads can't find my book
Posted: Mar 17, 2012 3:54 PM   in response to: andresanthomas in response to: andresanthomas
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Did all that and it imported all my other books fine. I think what another answer states may be the crux of the matter: not accepting amazon ebooks

You can add it yourself and you don't have to review
a million books or become a "librarian".

At the bottom of the goodreads screen, click on
"author program". Follow the steps to become a
goodreads author. Then you'll be able to add your
book yourself.

moongolly

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Re: Goodreads can't find my book
Posted: Mar 18, 2012 1:42 AM   in response to: elenhawke in response to: elenhawke
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I'm having trouble too and will be watching this thread with interest.

Jennie :-)
elenhawke

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Re: Goodreads can't find my book
Posted: Mar 18, 2012 2:20 AM   in response to: moongolly in response to: moongolly
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Let us know if you find a solution please :)
brandscaping

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Posted: Mar 18, 2012 9:53 PM   in response to: elenhawke in response to: elenhawke
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I had no problem adding it for you - but you'll need to fill in some of the blanks still:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13552344-the-sacred-marriage
moongolly

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Posted: Mar 20, 2012 12:06 AM   in response to: brandscaping in response to: brandscaping
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I had no problem adding it for you - but you'll need
to fill in some of the blanks still:

Would you be kind enough to add mine? I would be eternally grateful as I'm still having trouble.

What Happened to Polly http://www.amazon.com/kindle/dp/B006OU2NNM
Moongolly http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0072Z5FGK

Thank you!
elenhawke

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Re: Goodreads can't find my book
Posted: Mar 20, 2012 12:17 AM   in response to: brandscaping in response to: brandscaping
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I had no problem adding it for you - but you'll need
to fill in some of the blanks still:
Tjhank you, that's kind. It still hasn't added with cover and a direct lin k to Amazon, but it's a start. thanks again :)
authormark

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Re: Goodreads can't find my book
Posted: Mar 20, 2012 12:40 AM   in response to: elenhawke in response to: elenhawke
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You have to upload your own cover. Goodreads are no longer pulling covers across from Amazon. If you select edit, there is an option to add cover.
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