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message 1: by Michael. (new)

Michael. Michael. (EndlessUnlimited) | 8 comments Both books written by me. As an author alias, I go by my first name only, Michael

First Book
Please provide:
* Title- Fundamentals of Drawing From Life
* Author(s) name(s)- Michael
* ISBN (or ASIN)- 0615607829
* Publisher- Worldwide Global Unlimited
* Publication date- May 30th, 2012
* Format- Paperback
* Description- Everything you need to get started drawing from life. The book starts with philosophical ideas, progresses to the actual principles that work, and continues on with exercises to help you hone your skills. If you've never attempted a serious drawing, this book will guide you. This book is designed to give you the tools to get you speaking the language with competence as efficiently as possible. It is a complete guide for the beginner as well as a way to shore up the fundamentals for the established artist.
* Link to cover- http://endlessunlimited.com/wp-conten...
Link to Amazon- http://www.amazon.com/Fundamentals-Dr...

Second Book
Please provide:
* Title- Hate The Game
* Author(s) name(s)- Michael
* ISBN (or ASIN)- 0615659209
* Publisher- EndlessUnlimited.com
* Publication date- September 11, 2012
* Format- Paperback, Kindle
* Description- Why do republicans and democrats seem the same? Why are political issues never resolved? Why does it seem like your work never ends? Why does it seem like the rich get richer and the poor get poorer? Why is it so hard to get ahead? Why do people with similar complaints end up fighting each other? Why are we trapped into thinking and acting in specific ways? Our struggle with these questions is no accident. The world we live in, and the systems set up within it, are now designed to create and perpetuate these problems... at our expense.
* Link to cover- http://endlessunlimited.com/wp-conten...
Link to Amazon- http://www.amazon.com/Hate-Game-Micha...

Please send me a message if I am missing anything. Thank you,
M


message 2: by ❂ Jennifer (last edited Oct 03, 2012 07:28PM) (new)

❂ Jennifer  (jennevans) | 871 comments Books Created

here and here.

I did not create the Kindle edition for Hate the Game yet because you didn't include the ASIN number - if you have that and could post it, I'll create the kindle edition and combine. :)


message 3: by Michael. (new)

Michael. Michael. (EndlessUnlimited) | 8 comments Thank you. Sorry for the lacking info.

ASIN- B0099QGQ9U

M


message 4: by ❂ Jennifer (new)

❂ Jennifer  (jennevans) | 871 comments Done. Created Kindle edition and combined with paperback.

Please note: One name authors can not be disambiguated from other authors using the same single name. So if there are others authoring books using only "Michael" their books and yours are all going to show up on the same author profile. There isn't anything we can do about that - it's a limitation of the system.


message 5: by Michael. (new)

Michael. Michael. (EndlessUnlimited) | 8 comments What do you suggest? Can I edit my last name to be a period or something so the system can differentiate? Or perhaps my first name a period and last name is Michael? Which name does the system prefer in a search?


message 6: by Michael. (new)

Michael. Michael. (EndlessUnlimited) | 8 comments Also, thank you for adding my books. I appreciate your help.


message 7: by ❂ Jennifer (new)

❂ Jennifer  (jennevans) | 871 comments I'm not sure what to suggest. I'm not sure the period solution will work and you don't want to do anything that will mess up searching for your books by author name.

The digital age of databases has not been kind to single name authors. :)


message 8: by Michael. (new)

Michael. Michael. (EndlessUnlimited) | 8 comments I've looked up a few of the books written by other "Michael"s, and many of them don't seem to be single named authors.

For example http://www.amazon.com/Heaven-Is-A-Dea...

Should I submit on here that these things should be changed? Any recommendation? Thanks!


message 9: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 32687 comments Mod
We cannot use Amazon or other booksellers for book data.


message 10: by Michael. (new)

Michael. Michael. (EndlessUnlimited) | 8 comments I only ask to maintain individual authenticity between myself and these other authors, as I am sure they would want to be absolved of having been accused of writing my books, what do you recommend? Where might I find the correct data from? Request those authors to contact goodreads themselves?

Thanks you.


message 11: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 32687 comments Mod
WorldCat is often a good source.


message 12: by ❂ Jennifer (new)

❂ Jennifer  (jennevans) | 871 comments Rivka - Check out:
http://www.worldcat.org/title/earth-t...

and see how that Michael is credited (apparently it's a spirit?!) There are two books on the "Michael" page that are credited to this Michael - what do you recommend? Should we just credit José Stevens?


message 13: by ❂ Jennifer (new)

❂ Jennifer  (jennevans) | 871 comments Michael - I'll take a look at the "Michael" page over the course of today and see if I can whittle the list down, but I doubt I'll be able to eliminate all the books save yours. :)


message 14: by Michael. (new)

Michael. Michael. (EndlessUnlimited) | 8 comments Rivka and Jennifer- Thank you for your time, advice, and work. I very much appreciate it. I'd be happy to send you a PDF or .epub version of my latest book in return if you'd like. Just tell me where to email and what file you prefer.

In any case, Thank you, and please advise if there is anything I can do to help.


message 15: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 32687 comments Mod
❂ Jennifer wrote: "Rivka - Check out:
http://www.worldcat.org/title/earth-t...

and see how that Michael is credited (apparently..."


I'm familiar with similar titles. We general have the primary author be the earth-human, but we do usually leave the channeled spirit (as per the book) as a secondary author. I see no reason not to do so in this case.

I realize we're trying to get books by author authors off the page, but it is likely to have limited success.


message 16: by ❂ Jennifer (new)

❂ Jennifer  (jennevans) | 871 comments Should we at least change the channeled spirit's name to match world cats? (Michael (spirit))?


message 17: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 32687 comments Mod
No.


message 18: by Michael. (new)

Michael. Michael. (EndlessUnlimited) | 8 comments How will I know when my author page is approved? Will I receive a message?


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