Help talk:How to enter a SFBC publication
Very interesting info. One possible slip ...
You state "When the selection is a seasonal one, use the month immediately preceding it (e.g. for "Summer 1968" use 1968-07-00)" - is July what you mean, or should it be May? (I'm just translating from Antipodean winter, here!)
BTW: Any hints for the UK SFBC? ... clarkmci/--j_clark 05:46, 1 September 2008 (UTC)
- Sorry about the confusion there, I probably need to rewrite it for clarification. I didn't mean the month before summer, but the month preceding the release of the club selection announcement. The Summer 1968 selection came between the July and August selections, so I chose to use July. The Winter 1971 selection came between the January and February selections, so I use January. Most of the selections arrived late in the previous month. Thanks for bringing up the UK SFBC (a separate publisher entirely). I'll add information so that there's no confusion between the two clubs. MHHutchins 15:41, 1 September 2008 (UTC)
- I've used that website as well. And you're right. It's a very good source, everything up through 1968 jibes with Tuck. My only problem with it is that it's not clear about when the publisher was changed from The Science Fiction Book Club to The Readers Union of Book Clubs as there seems to be a period in the mid 70s when there was some back and forth identifications. MHHutchins 00:44, 5 September 2008 (UTC)
Looks good to me
As one who thinks we go a little overboard on entering new pubs just because they are a new printing with no change in content or appearance - essentially pub-based logic rather than edition-base logic. With the SFBC the issue becomes even more unmanageable and the methods documented here are quite pragmatic.--swfritter 16:05, 12 September 2008 (UTC)