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John Bowen; Should have (21st century) added to author; other edition has it to differ this Bowen from the older one. --Username (talk) 11:22, 13 January 2024 (EST)

Yep - thanks. Fixed. Annie (talk) 17:59, 29 January 2024 (EST)

Fixer addition

Annie, I have Water Dragon Publishing reasonably complete, but it should be added to Fixer's list. I'm pinging you since you post all the requests on Fixer's talk page. John Scifibones 11:37, 12 February 2024 (EST)

I will ask it to be added to the recognized publishers - if it is not there already :) Which may or may not help - there are way too many of them. Not being on the list does not mean that it is ignored at the moment. The requests on the Talk page of Fixer are cleanup and not really how we add publishers to the recognized list. :) Annie (talk) 11:39, 12 February 2024 (EST)
Water Dragon Publishing has been added to Fixer's "Recognized Publishers" list. Ahasuerus (talk) 18:02, 22 February 2024 (EST)

Upcoming Tor UK subimprints

Just a very early heads up on Bramble and Nightfire UK; article says their first title is due November, so I guess it'll be a while before Fixer finds anything for them, although perhaps ebooks might show up earlier if they decide to make those simultaneous with US releases?

Apologies if my inactivity here is causing you extra workload; I haven't completely given up on contributing, but (a) dealing with current events have been taking more of my time, and (b) I'd already decided at the end of last year that I just couldn't work up the enthusiasm to work on the endless stream of stuff that the UK publishers are now putting out that I have zero interest in. I do intend to try to fill in any gaps in UK coverage up to the end of 2023, and to submit 2024+ pubs that are things I have an interest in - which I don't think is *that* different from what most editors here do? - but someone else can deal with all the romantasy etc stuff, hopefully not just you alone... ErsatzCulture (talk) 05:11, 22 February 2024 (EST)

People do what they are interested in :) Hopefully once Fixer gets rewritten, we will get a few more people working on new books but it is what it is.
Too early to even think of this imprint and I suspect that the US side will see them as Tor anyway - so we shall see them. But I will get the name to Fixer to be added to the recognized publishers. Annie (talk) 10:17, 22 February 2024 (EST)

Jo Fletcher Books no more?

Just FYI, from the new issue of Ansible:

   Jo Fletcher is suffering the traditional fate of departed founding editors: Quercus has mass-emailed past and present Jo Fletcher Books authors with the ‘exciting news’ that JFB is being rebranded this month – or rather, absorbed into the parent company’s existing imprint Arcadia.

I've never heard of Arcadia, although the Bookseller indicates that the parent Quercus division acquired it in September 2021m and it's in the database. I see the Twitter username has been changed, but not the display name is still Jo Fletcher Books. The JFB corporate site seems unchanged, and Amazon currently lists a June 2024 pub as from JFB.

I'll update the publisher notes for both in a minute... ErsatzCulture (talk) 11:42, 1 March 2024 (EST)

Thanks for the heads up. We probably should wait and see how they handle the book title pages - I suspect that they have quite a lot in the process of being printed so for the next few months we may still see the old name popping up. And then there will be the hell of reprints for a bit. Annie (talk) 11:44, 1 March 2024 (EST)
First book from the publisher here is 1978 and obviously from a different Arcadia so some differentiator should be added to the name to separate it from the others. I added the cover some time ago but there seems to be no archived copy; text search for the author only finds 3 books and only this one,, has info about his novel including a much higher page count than what's on ISFDB. There's also a note in his record here which gives birth/death dates but writer wasn't sure if it's the same person. --Username (talk) 11:59, 1 March 2024 (EST)

Heruitgave Editions

Isn't this just a weirdness of Amazon UK sometimes putting the Dutch word for "reissue" into listings? I've seen it before on a few pages in the past, and for example it's here on an upcoming Tolkien reprint from a completely different publisher.

I just did a quick grep over the pages my tools generate, and I can see "Heruitgave edition" has shown up for Hodderscape, Bloomsbury, Jo Fletcher, Farshore, Walker Books, Penguin, Orbit, Vintage, Fourth Estate, HarperVoyager, maybe others.

Maybe it's something that Ahasuerus could get Fixer to automatically filter out and/or handle more intelligently? Of course, if I *really* wanted to avoid this problem, I would have found and submitted the publication that came from myself ;-) ErsatzCulture (talk) 15:04, 6 March 2024 (EST)

Probably. I had been clearing it out in a lot of books lately but it looked as a special edition and it had usually been there on special editions so I made it a pub series so I can look into it again. I cleared it out (for now). Sometimes it takes a few books to make it clear what something is and is not -- so I usually use my gut feeling - and then adjust/fix when things appear different.
Fixer is better off printing what it knows - then a human (aka yours truly) can decide what to drop - that way we lose less information. :) Annie (talk) 15:41, 6 March 2024 (EST)

Audible cleanup report

Could you please take a look at this Audible discussion when you are back? Thanks. Ahasuerus (talk) 07:11, 15 April 2024 (EDT)

Will do later today. Sorry for the delay. Annie (talk) 11:22, 24 April 2024 (EDT)

White Spawn; Does the darker image on SFE better match your copy or should the Amazon image remain? --Username (talk) 11:38, 17 April 2024 (EDT)

Do you have a link to the SFE image? Meanwhile I will see if I can figure out where this book is stored at the moment :) Annie (talk) 11:22, 24 April 2024 (EDT)
It's on the SFE site at; type White Spawn in the search bar. --Username (talk) 11:46, 24 April 2024 (EDT)
"Headword Search" returns: "Search for "white spawn" — no finds". Global Search throws you into the author page which does not have this specific cover. So can you please provide a link to the page you saw it? :) Annie (talk) 12:13, 24 April 2024 (EDT)
You search for images on that site in the Gallery section on the right. --Username (talk) 12:23, 24 April 2024 (EDT)
Are you referring to this SFE page? Keep in mind that some Web sites' search software can be IP-sensitive, which means that it may display different images (and other content items) depending on which IP address (assigned by your Internet provider) you are coming from. Amazon has been toying with this approach and it can get annoying when different people see different images, prices, etc.
SFE's software was originally written by a third party back when SFE was sponsored by a commercial entity and was supposed to drive Web traffic to certain pages. The software has been tweaked since they became independent, but there is no telling what algorithms are still lurking underneath the surface.
Given these uncertainties, it's always better to provide exact URLs. Ahasuerus (talk) 12:51, 24 April 2024 (EDT)
There was nothing wrong with the IP; as she said, she searched in the wrong area at the top, Headwords/Global, instead of the gallery section where you actually search for cover images on that site. Just letting her know so when I'm gone and she ever needs to find an image she'll know where to look. --Username (talk) 12:56, 24 April 2024 (EDT)

Page count

Hello Annie, could you please have a look at this submission. My understanding is that non-eligible content is not included in the page count, although material can be included in the notes. What do you think? Kev. --BanjoKev (talk) 14:16, 17 May 2024 (EDT)

I hate page numbers :) Let me look at that again - I approved it for some reason so apparently I thought it is legitimate (or I misread something which made me think so?) but looking at it, it does not look so to me now and the note does not help. So let me think a bit on it. :) Annie (talk) 14:46, 17 May 2024 (EDT)
The thinking also applies to the rest of the pubs in the series - if that's any help :) Kev. --BanjoKev (talk) 14:54, 17 May 2024 (EDT)