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Hello, ND, 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:

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! -DES Talk 00:25, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

The Hollowing

I approved your submission of this book, but I made a couple of adjustments.

  • We do not have permission from Cerridwen Press to deep-link to their site (which we need, see ISFDB:Image linking permissions) so i uploaded a copy of the cover image to our wiki instead, and linked to that.
  • I removed the "blurb" from the notes section, and moved it to the synopsis field of the title record, which is a better place for it.
  • Could you please indicate which format or formats this ebook is available in? That would properly go in the publication notes.

The results are: The publication record and the matching title record. Please check them and make any needed corections.

You might also want to look at Publisher:Project Gutenberg for some guides on nhanfling ebooks here. Not all of the PG details will fit, but some will.

Thank you for your contributions. -DES Talk 04:48, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

Gilded Folly

Again I approved this, and made several adjustments, as follows:

  • Again, I uploded a copy of the cover image to our wiki, as we do not have permisison to deep link to the Cerridwen Press site.
  • In this case your blurb does not work as a synopsis, serving merely as advertising, so i removed it.
  • You attempted to enter both an ebook and a trade paperback in the same record. We consider these two separate publicaions of the same tiutle, and so two separate (but linked) records must be created. The easy way to do this is to enter one of the formats, wait until it has been approved, go to the publication screen, and use the "Clone this pub" link. This creates a copy of the pub, and allows you to change any odf the metadate fields, while keeping the result linked to the same title record.
  • We enter all prices with a currency symbol, which i added.
  • Our code for "trade paperback" is "tp". For mass-market paperback, we use "pb", and for hardcover, we use "hc". See Help:Screen:EditPub for less commonly used codes, adn much other useful information.

The results are here, please check tham and make any needed corrections.

Thank you for your contributions. -DES Talk 05:18, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

In Trysts

From the supplied blurb, this appears to be a romance/thriller novel. In what way is this book speculative fiction?

Note also that you again tried to cover both an ebook and a printed version in the same record, which would need to be corrected if this was approved. But the main problem is that we generally only cover speculative fiction.

The submission is on hold, pending your response.

Your submission for In Flames has the same problem, it does not appear to be speculative fiction. See ISFDB:Policy#Contents/Project Scope Policy. This is also on hold. -DES Talk 05:29, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

It looks like DES and I collided a few minutes ago as we were both working on your submissions. After poking around the Web, I found one of your interviews where you explained that "Melody Knight" was a pseudonym that you used for your romance work. Then, not realizing that DES had one of them on hold, I approved In Trysts and GlassWorks, set them up as pseudonymous works and changed the type to "NONGENRE". Ahasuerus 05:54, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

Of Dragons

I approved this, but again made several adjustments:

  • I added the currency symbol to the price, as mentioned above.
  • I put a copy of the cover image on our wiki and linked to that, as we do not have permission to deep-link to teh publisher's site.
  • I again moved the blurb to the title record as a synopsis, retaining only the first paragraph in this case, as that serves the purpose adaquetely.

Thank you for your contributions. -DES Talk 05:46, 19 October 2008 (UTC)