Project Books aims to record all the books as well as their editions of various languages in Crystal Pool. This project uses wikidata:Project:WikiProject Books as basic reference.
In this site, we distinguish between book/work items and their respective edition items. For example, book The Fourth Apprentice (Q158) has the following editions in English
- The Fourth Apprentice (Q370): first English-language hardback edition of The Fourth Apprentice
- The Fourth Apprentice (Q371): first English-language Library binding edition of The Fourth Apprentice
- The Fourth Apprentice (Q372): first English-language paperback edition of The Fourth Apprentice
- The Fourth Apprentice (Q373): second English-language paperback edition of The Fourth Apprentice
If you are mentioning a book in some claims, regardless of the specific edition, use the book item. If you are citing the reference of a specific claim, use the edition item with chapter (P31) or page(s) (P54).
We do not state the number of pages or chapters in work items. We state them in edition items instead, because they may vary from edition to edition.
Different editions are usually distinguished by their ISBN. Please specify ISBN-13 (P68) for each edition. ISBN-10 (P67) is optional. Please cite the sources (usually the URL to an online bookstore) on the ISBN-13 (P68) claim.
When specifying labels of edition items, only specify the title in the edition's language. Do not translate the titles into other language (e.g. into English-language, while the edition is in French-language). However, you may specify descriptions in other languages.
We use the statements as claimed on the online bookstore to populate the edition item, which means the author of most of the books should be Erin Hunter (Q38) instead of a specific member of the Erins.
We are going to record every edition of Warriors series in every language, except e-books for now, because their editions are hard to capture. Not to mention there are many e-book editions that do not have an ISBN (e.g. Kindle editions).
For box sets, so long as they own their unique ISBN, they may have their own item, e.g. Omen of the Stars (Q442). In this case, the value of edition or translation of (P52) will be an arc, and aside from hardback (Q102), paperback (Q103), or other binding types, you need to add box set (Q465) as a value of distribution (P69).