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21 April 2016 @ 11:06 am
_The Black Goats_  
I'm waffling on whether to retitle the slightly cleaned up version, or to avoid confusion and repurchases. Any opinions?
 
 
 
Brad Zeitner on April 21st, 2016 04:28 pm (UTC)
Comment about black goat
Depends - how significant are the changes? If you do retitle it, just make sure that it was previously published under the old name is listed in the description.
Bretbretw on April 21st, 2016 06:21 pm (UTC)
What would the new title be?

I don't love the current title since this is almost the first book (Outcasts and Exiles are sorta prequels) and it's not terribly descriptive (yes, they're goats and they're black, but things like magic, wizards, etc. are perhaps more important?).
matapampamuphoff on April 21st, 2016 07:29 pm (UTC)
_Goat Wizards_ or _Black Wizards_ or even just _Ash_, but since the goat wizards are the main problem of the book, I sort of prefer the title to reflect that.
(Anonymous) on April 21st, 2016 07:58 pm (UTC)
Which do you want to be official cannon when someone decides to put together a PBEM like I played in Pern?
If you want the new version to be official, then I'd release it under the same title. If you want fans to spend years debating which is 'real', put it out under a new title.

I would totally play a WOTG game if I had time. That would be so fun!

Holly
matapampamuphoff on April 21st, 2016 08:03 pm (UTC)
It really didn't change that much. I'm tending to go with the original title.
(Anonymous) on April 21st, 2016 08:49 pm (UTC)
_The Black Goats_
Hi Pam, If you retitle just make sure that it clearly says on the cover which book of the series it is and that the Amazon Blurb says its the revised version of Black Goats.
(Anonymous) on April 21st, 2016 09:23 pm (UTC)
I think you need to come up with a better series name, and then use that as a subtitle. A similar instance:

"A Slaying in Savannah, a Murder, She Wrote mystery" (which happens to be book 30 in the series)

I agree with the desire to indicate wizards or magic are involved, but maybe a good series title would help. If you did use a subtitle, then the "old" version would be missing the subtitle, so indexing software would not automatically call it a duplicate (for those who have both)

I also agree with the comments about making sure the description indicates its a re-edited release of the title.