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Librarians advise: How to change editions on your bookshelf

 

We can always count on BookLikes community and useful tips from our Librarains. Jenn from Murder by Death once again shared some handy tips concerning changing editions of books shelves on your BookLikes bookshelf so we've decided to re-post the most important parts. 

 

Keep on shelving and to read a full post visit Jenn's blog.

 

 

... First, to do this you must have the list view of your shelves turned on.

 

Underneath each title is a small "change edition" link:

 

 

Once you click on that, a small search box pops up:

 

 

Ideally, for the shortest possible process, search by ISBN or ASIN if you have it.  You can search by title/author, but you're likely to get the same kind of results you'd get if you used the general search, meaning you'll have to find the book you're looking for amongst many results.

 

 

Once you've done your search and found the book in the results, click on the book cover to see all the available editions you can switch to:

 

 

As noted in the screenshot, the green background indicates the book you currently have shelved. I deliberately chose a book for this post that had very few editions to make it clear how to do this, so in this example, I simply click on the hardcover I want to switch to.

 

Once you find your edition, click the cover.  You'll get an "Are you sure?" message:

 

 

Click ok and wait a few beats ... you'll see your shelf update to reflect the new edition:

 

 

That's it. Super easy unless you're trying to change editions of very popular books. Hopefully adding ISBN/ASIN information to the editions pop-up will happen sooner rather than later.

 

Read the full post on Murder by Death blog: How to change editions

 

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P.S.

Have in mind that the window with other editions will be full only when all editions are combined. If you notice that some titles should be merged, please let us know by using Report option on the book page. 

 

Remember that you can choose a desirable edition of the title on a book page. When you're adding a new book to your shelf, use the upper main search box, click the cover and go to a book page. To view all editions, click Other Editions and look through other formats of the title. 

 

 

 

Also, we'd like to confirm we're working on the search issue using the ISBN numbers and ASINS (not working properly lately) and missing Amazon.com links.