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I entered a new cover image to replace the tiny Amazon image, and added the Canadian price to this pub. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Sjmathis (talkcontribs) . 08:05, 22 June 2019 (EDT)

The Return of the Twelves

Image added for this pub. --Zapp 08:29, 27 June 2019 (EDT)


Fixer has added a science fantasy (steampunk-ish?) novel by this Japanese author and I have set up a skeleton record for him. Any additional tidbits/transliterations would be appreciated! Ahasuerus 16:38, 2 July 2019 (EDT)

It was actually a collection of short stories. I've noticed Fixer doing that a lot with anthologies, too, even when "anthology" is in the title and/or the categories. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 18:43, 2 July 2019 (EDT)
Fixer always submit things as novels - one of its quirks. :) Annie 19:44, 2 July 2019 (EDT)
I have spent many hours trying to teach Fixer how to determine whether a book is a novel, a chapbook, a collection, an anthology or an omnibus. Unfortunately, Amazon's data is inconsistent. Even if an indicator is present, an anthology may be called a collection, an omnibuses may be called an anthology, etc.\
At this time Fixer's algorithm works as follows:
  • For "AddPubs", Fixer uses the title type of the parent title
  • For "NewPubs", Fixer uses CHAPBOOK for books with <80 pages and NOVEL for 80+ pages or no page count
It's not great, but it's the best we can do for now. Fixer blames humans... Ahasuerus 23:39, 2 July 2019 (EDT)
Makes sense. I blame humans, too. Silly meatbags. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 13:39, 9 July 2019 (EDT)

Who Was That Monolith I Saw You With?

I did a page count on my copy and only came up with 96 pages on Who Was That Monolith I Saw You With?. Can you confirm the page count? On another note...based on the confirmation date and the note about the author stating that it was the original edition...did you attend Spikecon in Utah? That's where I acquired my copy.Jim 00:33, 17 July 2019 (EDT)

I did, though I've known the author/artist for years. I'll check my copy when I get home. Did you include the cover (inside and out) and any blank pages in your page count? Some publishers count that way. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 12:43, 17 July 2019 (EDT)
I counted 102 in the first printing, 112 in the second. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 00:28, 19 July 2019 (EDT)
My count was from the first cartoon to the last. Looks like they're the same, just different counting methods. Since the page counts were so different I just wanted to verify that I had a complete copy. My copy is fairly nice but a few of them on the table were in pretty rough shape. ;)Jim 11:21, 20 July 2019 (EDT)
Yeah, some were in rough shape. I have the original printing and the 2nd printing for this one, as well as two copies of My Stars and one of Son of Monolith. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 14:11, 20 July 2019 (EDT)

LOTR Copyright pages

I have the pictures you wanted, who would you like me to send them?Don Erikson 19:43, 20 July 2019 (EDT)

I sent you my email address via the "Email this user" link on your user page. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 20:45, 21 July 2019 (EDT)
Did you receive it? I can send it again. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 19:25, 26 July 2019 (EDT)

Series with non-Latin Characters in the Series Name without a Transliterated Name

I suspect that you may already have that on your radar but this report can use someone who can read Japanese :) Thanks! Annie 18:46, 23 July 2019 (EDT)

I'll see what I can do. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 19:49, 23 July 2019 (EDT)

"Ancestors Answer"

A quick question about "Ancestors Answer" in your verified Mercury: is there an apostrophe between "Ancestor" and "s"? Amazon's Look Inside suggests that it's "Ancestor's Answer" in this collection. Ahasuerus 12:57, 26 July 2019 (EDT)

Fixed. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 19:25, 26 July 2019 (EDT)
Thanks! Ahasuerus 20:35, 26 July 2019 (EDT)

Philospher of Atlantis

Mind checking if this is a publication or database error?

Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 11:49, 11 August 2019 (EDT)

Fixed. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 16:18, 11 August 2019 (EDT)

JK Haru is a Sex Worker in Another World: Summer

When you have a free moment, could you please check if the titles of the stories in this Japanese collection are available online? The English titles are available via Amazon's Look Inside, but I hesitate to enter them without their Japanese counterparts. Ahasuerus 16:29, 17 August 2019 (EDT)

Done! ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 18:27, 17 August 2019 (EDT)
Thanks! I have entered the English titles and created variants. Hopefully everything looks OK. Ahasuerus 20:45, 17 August 2019 (EDT)

Attack on Titan: End of the World

Would you happen to know the original title/author of Attack on Titan: End of the World? Apparently it is a novelization of the eponymous film (or, to be more nearly precise, part 2 of a 2-part film.) TIA! Ahasuerus 10:54, 23 August 2019 (EDT)

Done. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 19:08, 23 August 2019 (EDT)
Thanks! Ahasuerus 08:37, 25 August 2019 (EDT)

The Cake Tree in the Ruins


Would you be able to find the original titles of this collection? Thanks! Annie 21:42, 10 September 2019 (EDT)

Done! ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 03:28, 11 September 2019 (EDT)
Thanks! Annie 12:35, 11 September 2019 (EDT)

East of the Sun and West of the Moon and some more

Managed to approve this when I was planning on a hold (it was uncredited) - there are a few more like that in the queue. Are you ok with the change and the few more I am holding? Annie 23:15, 11 September 2019 (EDT)

The two holds so you do not need to chase them: here and here Annie 23:28, 11 September 2019 (EDT)
Ping... :) Annie 19:52, 13 September 2019 (EDT)
So, I unvarianted the version I have because it's missing a large chunk of the stories (which are now noted in notes on the title and publication). I'm not sure if it should be varianted to the main title because it is so different. None of the stories in the one I have give any credit for who wrote the stories included. There are no credits pages or editor's notes, either. Basically, B&N were simply lazy when they put this collection together (though it looks really nice). I recommend rejecting the two holds (here and here) as the "uncredited" is already varianted to the actual person in what I entered. Then they can redo them for the Librivox version only. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 22:45, 13 September 2019 (EDT)
Sounds like a plan. Will reject and point the editor here if he has questions. Annie 22:52, 13 September 2019 (EDT)

エイダ by 山田正紀

Hello 日本穣 ! When you find time, you might be able to check / improve and / or correct this record, if necessary. There's also a 1998 pub I haven't entered, and which you might help yourself to if you feel so inclined. Thanks ! Linguist 08:31, 14 September 2019 (EDT).

Done. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 16:00, 14 September 2019 (EDT)
Thanks a lot ! Linguist 04:00, 15 September 2019 (EDT).

Final Fantasy XIII-2: Fragments Before

Can you look at this one? Either the reference title or the publication has a wrong title. I suspect a merge or multiple edits somewhere left them in that state but cannot figure out which is the correct one (the title one?) because of all that English in the Japanese titles here:) Thanks! Annie 01:16, 18 September 2019 (EDT)

It's correct. Unusual, but correct. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 02:17, 18 September 2019 (EDT)
But why would the reference title for the collection and the publication title be different - they are both usually what you see on the Title page - so why are they different here? I cannot think of a reason for them to be so different (it is late but still..). What am I missing? Annie 02:31, 18 September 2019 (EDT)
It's not all that different. They both say the same thing. I've fixed them so they match correctly, though. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 03:55, 18 September 2019 (EDT)

New Japanese title


Would you be able to find the original for this book by any chance? Thanks! Annie 20:49, 21 September 2019 (EDT)

Done! ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 21:36, 22 September 2019 (EDT)
Thanks! Annie 21:57, 22 September 2019 (EDT)

The Best of Every Day Fiction Three

Are you going to be finishing this one soon-ish? Because it keeps popping up on a report... Thanks! Annie 01:26, 23 September 2019 (EDT)

Yes, I'm working on it. I'm about halfway through it. There are about 100 stories in it, so it takes time. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 13:30, 23 September 2019 (EDT)
Or, you'll just be impatient and delete the template stuff I had there to make the process faster...which you apparently did. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 13:31, 23 September 2019 (EDT)
Nope. I left you a note because it was obvious that you are working on it - it was not really hurting anything for a few days or weeks. Someone else deleted the template. Annie 13:36, 23 September 2019 (EDT)
That was obnoxious of them. It's all done now. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 16:01, 23 September 2019 (EDT)

Notes on Art Direction: Is It DIrection or Suggestion?

Hello, is the capital "I" in DIrection on purpose or a typo? If on purpose, we need a note to that effect :) Annie 22:06, 29 September 2019 (EDT)

Fixed. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 17:10, 30 September 2019 (EDT)

New Japanese title again

I am pretty sure that this is not quite right despite my attempt to get it somewhat right so would you mind lending a hand to this title? Thanks! Annie 03:43, 15 October 2019 (EDT)

I have updated the date of the Japanese title and added the series name. BTW, do you happen to know if Souki Tsukishima and Tora Tsukishima are siblings, spouses, cousins or just namesakes? Ahasuerus 10:46, 15 October 2019 (EDT)
No idea on the names thing. Tsukishima is not a terribly uncommon name. They both worked on the scenario for the game on which this book series is based. For some reason, the English publishers decided to include Tora as an author even though Souki was the only credited author in the original novel. I'm working on adding the novels. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 19:42, 15 October 2019 (EDT)
Okay, all four books in the series have been entered here. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 20:05, 15 October 2019 (EDT)
Thanks. :) Annie 22:58, 15 October 2019 (EDT)
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