User talk:Jamesmclellan

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Hello, Jamesmclellan, and welcome to the ISFDB Wiki! I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

Note: Image uploading isn't entirely automated. You're uploading the files to the wiki which will then have to be linked to the database by editing the publication record.

Please be careful in editing publications that have been primary verified by other editors. See Help:How to verify data#Making changes to verified pubs. But if you have a copy of an unverified publication, verifying it can be quite helpful. See Help:How to verify data for detailed information.

I hope you enjoy editing here! Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will insert your name and the date. If you need help, check out the community portal, or ask me on my talk page. Again, welcome! -- JLaTondre (talk) 09:11, 18 December 2021 (EST)


I accepted your addition of Colony, but had to make some changes:

  • Cover Image: We can only use images from sites that have given us permission. As such, I changed it to an Amazon image.
  • Price: Prices need to have the currency symbol as we deal in multiple currencies. I have added "$" as this seemed to be a US book.
  • Pages: We don't record page count for ebooks.
  • Date: You provided a date of 2017, but the entry is for the ebook with an ISBN of 978-1-73684-390-1. Multiple sites show the release date for this ebook as being 2021. I have changed the date to that and then created a new entry for the original 2017 print version.

ISFDB has some conventions that need learning so please check out the help links in the welcome message above. And let us know if you have any questions (ISFDB:Help desk is a good resource for asking). -- JLaTondre (talk) 09:11, 18 December 2021 (EST)

Recent Additions

I accepted your recent submissions, but had to make a couple of changes:

  • When using Amazon cover images, the URL needs to be edited to remove the underscores and everything in between. So becomes
  • Publication Webpages: ISFDB supports web links at the publication level, title level, and author level. The author level is for webpages about the author including their website. The title level is for webpages about that specific title regardless of edition (i.e. a webpage about the novel regardless if what edition - print, ebook). The pub level is for webpages about that specific printing / edition (i.e. a webpage specific to the first print edition). As such, I removed your author website form all pubs. For Cradle of the Sun, I moved the supplied link from the pub level to the title record.

Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 11:14, 1 January 2022 (EST)

Games Guides, etc.

As per our policy (see ISFDB:Policy), games, game guides, and game paraphernalia are ineligible for inclusion in the ISFDB. The ISFDB focus is written speculative fiction. There are other databases that focus on those items. As such, I have had to reject several of your recent submission. Thanks for your understanding. -- JLaTondre (talk) 12:07, 4 May 2024 (EDT)