Work Guidelines

A Work is the composition, or creative piece of text published in the physical object. This applies to novels, short stories, poems, articles, or other creative works.

The Work should be entered under the original title in the original language in which it was published (e.g. when entering a book which is a translation of a work, the Work page should still be created under original title).

The purpose of the Work page is to group together all individual physical published editions of the work, including translations and transliterations, or in the case of smaller works, like poems and short stories, all collections and editions where these works can be found.

A Work cannot be added without a physical version of this work first being entered to the database.

In the case of the image for the Work, please use the cover image of the earliest known edition.


Dates should be added in the format YYYY, YYYY-MM, or YYYY-MM-DD.

If the exact date the Work was first published is unknown, just the year is sufficient.

If you add only one, please ensure it's the date the Work was first published.


Enter the original title of the Work in its original language (and alphabet, if applicable).

For book titles in English, Bookogs recommends using Title Case, meaning all words are capitalized with the exception of conjunctions, prepositions, and articles (e.g. and, at, by, from, a, the), unless it's the first or last word of the title. All other text (notes, comments etc) should follow standard sentence capitalization rules.

For non-English book titles, please follow conventions of the language of the book you're entering. If uncertain, enter it as closely to how it appears on the book.

When uncertain, please revert to Discogs' Standard Capitalization Rule. This is also accepted on Bookogs.

Subtitles should be added into the this field using a colon as a separator (e.g. Title: Subtitle).


Use this free text field to add any additional details about the Work that don't fit in any of the above fields.

Don't use this Notes for data that belongs in one of the above fields.

Please do not include subjective opinions, reviews, promotional language or hype.

Location of Publication

Enter the town/city and country where this Work was produced. If town/city are unclear just the country is acceptable.


Enter the language this Work was produced in.

If the Work was originally written in more than one langauge, enter each language.


If the author is known by more than one name, go with the name they were known as when the Work was first published. Use the Name Variation (NV) function (pencil icon in the field) and add the name they're primarily known as.

If Work has more than one author, add on a new line. To add more, click Add Author.


Enter the genre of the content of the Work. Genre should be kept broad when possible; you can add sub-genres or more detail in the Notes section if required.

Please link a Discogs artist, release, or label page where there is a commonality with the data or it makes sense to do so.

Adding a link here will display the video in the right-column. (This could be an audio recording or other video related to the Work).

We don't accept links to review pages, email address, shops or online stores, poor quality fan pages, or pages that are not directly accessible (e.g. require a log in or payment to view).