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Hello, Aeneasmiddleton, 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:

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The biography page is for biographical data. The bibliographic comments page is for bibliographical data. The first page is used to add information about the author, while the second is for comments about his publications. They each have different purposes and should not duplicate the same data. Thanks. Mhhutchins 04:05, 27 December 2011 (UTC)


I see you uploaded Image:Brutuscover.jpg some time ago. The image content was a novel synopsis -- the same one that is on the title record for Tim Hartwell and The Brutus of Troy. I have removed the synopsis -- the ISFDB does not store story summaries on image files. However, we do need an image license tag on the image. See the list of available tags here. The most commonly used one on cover images is {{Cover Image Data}}.

In addition, it seems this image is not currently being used on any publication record. See Help:How to upload images to the ISFDB wiki#Step by Step Procedure steps 6-13, for more details. This help page also explains license tag and how to apply them. If you have any questions, ask at the ISFDB:Help desk, or respond here. -DES Talk 21:08, 15 July 2012 (UTC)

Hello, it seems a bit difficult on how to add a image tag, if I could have someone to add it for me, it I would appreciate it.
I received those images straight from my distributor createspace, not for why it's not showing up on any publication record, i registered each copy with the library of congress but still waiting for the title to be submitted in the database
p.s even though I published a second edition of Brutus of Troy the correct title for display is "Tim Hartwell and The Brutus of Troy: The Guildhall Edition" not just Tim Hartwell and The Brutus of Troy
let me know if anything else is needed
Hello, thanks for your response. I have several points to make, and questions to ask, in reply.
  • I am sorry you find it a bit difficult to add an image tag. In most cases we display cover images under Fair Use. However, in this case since you are the publisher as well as the author, you may own the copyright to the image. If you do, a different tag would be appropriate. Do you own the copyright to the cover image you uploaded? If you will tell me, i will place the appropriate tag on the images.
  • Images don't show up on a publication record her until someone puts them there. The Library of Congress does not do this for you. Everyone working on this site is an unpaid volunteer.
  • We do not normally include edition statements in book titles. Is "The Guildhall Edition" part of the book title, appearing on the title page (not just the cover) of your second edition? Do you consider it a different work from the first edition? Has the text changed significantly from the first edition?
  • On formatting messages on this wiki, please indent responses using leading colons as i have done here. Please sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). The wiki software will automatically convert this into a signature and time/date stamp. See Help:Wiki Conventions and Help:Editing for more on wiki editing here.
I hope this is helpful, and I await your responses. -DES Talk 11:59, 17 July 2012 (UTC)

Hello, yes I am the publisher and author and own full copyright for every one of my published novels
How do I get the image on publication record, if it's not too much to ask?
Yes, "The Guildhall Edition is part of the book title, even though the text doesn't differ.
cont'd The reason for this is customer identity/ for purchasing especially for novel buyers in the United Kingdom.
I will try my best to learn the wiki software, so I don't interfere with your work process. I appreciate all of your hard work, for I appreciate anyone helping me on anything with my novels. Especially people who are volunteers.
"Hardley Davidson 14:34, 17 July 2012 (UTC)"
Thank you.
An image, from our site or from anywhere else, is put on a publication record by 1) displaying the publication record, 2) using the "Edit this pub" link to bring up the publication record edit screen, 3) putting the URL of the image into the "Image URL:" field (at this time any other required changes can also be made), and 4) clicking the "Submit data" button. Perhaps the easiest way to get the image URL is to display it, right-click the image, and select "copy image location". This places the URL in your clipboard to be pasted into the edit form field.
These steps, along with related ones, are detailed in Help:How to upload images to the ISFDB wiki#Step by Step Procedure. The process of publication editing generally and what goes in each field is described in detail in Help:Screen:EditPub.
I will apply the proper license tag based on your statements above. I hope this has been helpful. Please feel free to respond here with any further questions, or to use the Help desk.
Thank you for your appreciation. If you have any SF or fantasy works in your possession, you might look them up to see if they have been recorded in the ISFDB. If they have not, or if they are incorrect or incomplete, please enter the missing information. That would be particularly helpful to us. See Help:Getting Started for more information on how to do this, if you choose to. -DES Talk 15:10, 17 July 2012 (UTC)

Tim Hartwell and The Death of Ages

Hello, I accepted your submission for the newest novel in the series (thanks for adding!). I had to change three fields to meet the ISFDB standards, though: 1) for books, we only use abbreviations hc, pb and tp (the last for trade paperbacks) - only these are recognized by the software. 2) please enter only the ISBN (no other signs and words) - again this is what the software needs. 3) the 'Tim Hartwell' series is a title series (not a publication series) and would have to be added to the title - usually, a publication series clings to one publisher, but a 'Tim Hartwell' novel will remain a 'Tim Hartwell' novel, regardless of the publisher. I already have changed the corresponding fields for you. Thanks, Stonecreek 13:44, 21 April 2013 (UTC)