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Subject: Yet to be released books
Date Posted: 5/19/2011 5:11 PM ET
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I've noticed that lately if a book hasn't yet been released by an author it isn't showing up under their name. Before it would show books that were yet to be published but now not anymore. Is there a reason for this?



Date Posted: 5/19/2011 6:14 PM ET
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I just clicked on the author's name a book on my Wish List that isn't released yet and the book shows in the chronological list. Is there a specific example you are having trouble with?

Date Posted: 5/19/2011 7:08 PM ET
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The author listings are way messed up, I have reported many issues, and I just keep getting messages back that they are working on them.

I see new and different issues with them pretty much every day.

I've decided not to report them anymore until the site seems to stabilize.

It does no good to report issues with individual authors ... they are changing the programming of how the listings are compiled, it seems to me, and I think the errors have to do with the programming, not the author listings, in most cases.

But yes, not released books generally should appear under the authors name ... and the most common error preventing that would be a difference in the author's name. Like T.S. Eliott instead of T. S. Eliott (see that space between the initials)?

Maybe somebody from the Book Data team can answer this question .... I have a couple of yet-to-be-released books that have the author's name WRONG in the listing (and, so theydon't appear under the author's name, of course)  .... and yet, I hesitate to submit a data edit for the correction because I have been told that you guys are no longer making edits to listings unless a book has already been released.

So, is that the scase even when there is a serious error in the listing? Like a mispelled author's name?


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Date Posted: 5/19/2011 8:10 PM ET
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It seems every author that I click on right now the only books showing up under their name are ones that have already been released. Books yet to be released are not showing up under their name but if I type in the specific title it shows up just not under that authors name.

Date Posted: 5/19/2011 8:20 PM ET
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I've noticed problems with this too... I've been finding my new books by getting the ISBN off of Amazon and searching for them with that.