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Grantville Gazette

I approved your submissions but have a couple of comments

I started looking into these and got side-tracked. I was wondering if they should be set up as MAGAZINE instead of as ANTHOLOGY. The 1632 site describes it as "the 1632 universe's magazine". --MartyD 16:13, 2 October 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, you're right: the "what's it all about" section of each one speaks about magazine as well. Another thing that just occured to me is that the number in the name should be in arabic numerals, as roman numerals are used by paper books published by Baen. This was of little importance in the past, because the paper books contained (nearly) the same content as the magazine issues, but this has changed since Grantville Gazette V. That one is a selection of stories from magazine issues 5-11 and the (supposed) following books will follow the trend. --Dtardon 17:02, 2 October 2010 (UTC)
I do not think the Grantville Gazette is usefully or properly regarded as a magazine. i have verified several of the publications, and intend to enter and verify others, all as anthologies. They are, as aeveral anthology sereis, near the line between anthology and magazine. But given that we indexed Destinies as an anthology sereis, I think we should do the same with Grantville Gazettte. Moreover, at least soem of these have multiple editions (pb and ebook). MAGAZINE records do not support multiple publications of a given title. -DES Talk 17:53, 2 October 2010 (UTC)
Sorry, I did not mean to stir the pot, nor was I advocating for magazine. It was just a question I had when looking into the original submissions. I hadn't gotten far enough to realize there was already a precedent to follow. David, I'll leave the submissions to you. Sorry about creating extra work. --MartyD 10:27, 3 October 2010 (UTC)
Sorry about the delay, Dtardon. DES, the moderator who put your submissions on hold and was going to work on them, suddenly became unavailable and your submissions were stuck in limbo for two months. Apologies, I should have realized what was going on earlier and changed the database to delete the holds. The holds are gone now and the submissions should be processed shortly. Ahasuerus 07:07, 7 December 2010 (UTC)

Designating length for the stories in the Grantville Gazettes

I've accepted one of your submissions designating a length (short story,novelette, etc) to the stories, but I wonder if these came from a word count or any other indirect source. Thanks. Mhhutchins 18:09, 3 October 2010 (UTC)

The word counts came from and the length designation is based on --Dtardon 14:56, 4 October 2010 (UTC)
Good enough. I'll accept the other submissions. Thanks. Mhhutchins 02:25, 5 October 2010 (UTC)

Laumer: collection or omnibus

After having a discussion with the editor who did primary verifications of many of the pub records which your submissions would affect, I've rejected them. Under the rules, these titles could possibly be considered omnibuses simply because they contain a novel. But this is stretching the true definition of an omnibus, because the stories that accompany each of the novels have never been published together in this form. The example given in the rules is Robert Heinlein's The Past Through Tomorrow which we have classified as a collection even though it contains a novel. A true omnibus publishes in a single book two (or more) works that had previously been published as separate works. To take as an example one of the titles that you wanted to change to an omnibus: if the short stories in this book had been previously published as The Comic Stories of Keith Laumer and this publication indicates on the contents or copyright page that it reprints The Comic Stories of Keith Laumer and the novel The Great Time Machine Hoax, then it would be correct to call this an omnibus. Thanks. Mhhutchins 17:30, 8 May 2012 (UTC)