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Andrew d’Entremont

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  1. I've been adding a lot of Fantasy book series into CB and have noticed that when I click on the "Overall Title Name" it doesn't display the cover image when it pulls up all the related novels. I thought it might be  an issue with setting which columns to view but when I went into "Setup-->Columns To View..." I couldn't find a field that fit the bill.

    Just to make sure I wasn't overlooking something I ran  search on an artist and when the results were displayed it showed all the cover images. I checked  "Setup-->Columns To View..." when I was viewing the results but I didn't see any field that would correspond to viewing the cover image. 

    Am I missing something? How can I see covers when I click on the "Overall Title Name" for books?


  2. I have been slowly adding all my hardcover books into inventory, and as of the latest content update it seems like all the titles now exist in CB as well.

    Many of the books I've added did not exist in CB so I have been creating quite a few new titles and submitting them along with high-res cover scans, and while some of the cover scans appear in my collection report, most of them do not. I'm just wondering what the delay in adding the covers is if the new titles I am submitting are accepted. 

    And along those same lines, when I submit new book titles I try to include a description from a source like Good Reads or from the publisher, but I am not sure if these descriptions are making the final cut. Do title descriptions need to be submitted by email, or are the accepted if you're submitting a brand new title?

  3. I think we need to have "Science Fiction Book Club" as an option under the Edition drop-down when entering books.  I have many of these editions, and while they are indeed hardcovers, they are substantially smaller than a normal hardcover you might buy at a bookstore. 

    Here's an example of what I am talking about. Both of the books pictured below are hardcovers in the same series. The smaller one is from the Science Fiction Book Club, and the other was purchased at a book store, and they look quite different when sitting side-by-side on my bookshelf. The SF Book Club edition is not only shorter, but it sits deeper on the shelf than the regular hard cover. 




    I think having a distinction is important, especially if people are going to be selling books on Atomic Avenue. I know I would be very annoyed if I bought a book and it wasn't the same dimensions as the rest of the hardcovers sitting on my bookshelf.

    This whole issue was brought to my attention as I started entering all of my David Eddings hardcovers into inventory. Many of the existing entries in ComicBase  have "Science Fiction Book Club Edition" in the item description. The ISBN is the same, but I know for a fact that the books I am entering are not from the Science Fiction Book Club and I'd really like to be able to make that distinction.

    Here is a specific Example:


    The above book is not from the Science Fiction book club, but deleting the information from the item description won't do any good because I know that's a field ComicBase controls and my change will just get thrown out. 

    I also don't think it should be a variant since this book is the real deal. 

    Anyway, I hope I've made it clear why I think we need this change. 

    Does anyone agree with me? 


  4. Here's an example of what I was talking about. The title isn't mature, but it has a variant cover which has mature content. 



    I don't want to exclude the title or cover from my database, but at the same time I don't really want my kids walking in on a screensaver with this kind of content. Being able to mark a specific cover as mature so that it isn't used by the screensaver would be a great feature. 

  5. Well, that trick doesn't seem to be working anymore. I'm trying to enter the hardcover version of a book and after hitting the spacebar followed by a backspace it just takes me back to the paperback edition. Maybe something changed with the latest version? I'm running v23.0.0.1790

  6. I'm still seeing a lot of questionable covers being displayed even though I have excluded mature titles. I think the problem is that some titles which are not considered mature often have some pretty racy variant covers. How hard would it be to enable a feature to mark a specific cover as mature? Like a little little checkbox.

  7. With regards to your first point, do you mean you'd like the ability to scan a barcode to do an item lookup? I'll admit it would be very handy to be able to jump to a specific issue to see how many copies you have and in what condition. The only way to do this now is to do an item lookup by series and then scroll though the list to see what you have. 


  8. I had actually considered creating a separate title because of the changes to content and Publisher, so that's what I'll go ahead and do.

    Thanks for the speedy response and thorough research!

    And just out of curiosity, where did you pull your information from? Your source might save us both some time in future situations like this. 

  9. Also of note for this particular book is that the actual content is a bit different as it has been revised and updated with the page count being higher. I'm just wondering if it would be more accurate to refer to it as a variant. 

    I'll go with whatever the consensus is, I just want to make sure I'm doing it right moving forward. 

  10. I have two copies of the same book, published at different times by different publishers. One is the original first edition, and the second is a 15th anniversary edition, revised and updated.

    My question is, how do I enter the 15th anniversary edition? Should I enter it as a new book since it is a different publisher, or should I enter it as a variation of the first edition?


  11. I'm starting to enter all my hardcover books into CB, but I have run into a problem naming a new book.

    I have a hardcover of the book "Magician" by Raymond E. Feist, but when I try to enter it as a new book with that name it won't let me. It wants to pick a name from the list of matching titles. 

    What am I doing wrong?


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