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message 1: by John (new)

John Picha | 39 comments hello,

today i added a book by gavin wilson to the goodreads library.

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17...

i didn't realize it at the time, but there are several authors named gavin wilson's on good reads. "a gift in the dark" should be connected to this guy…

http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/76...

Apparently he's having a trouble setting up his authors account, and connecting his account to his book. from what he's describing it appears that his book is connected to one of the other gavin wilsons, so i may have entered the book data wrong when i added the book to GR. can someone give us an assist connecting the right gavin to his new book?

thanks

john


message 2: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 24689 comments All right, I've separated A Gift in the Dark by Gavin Wilson from the other Gavin Wilsons'.

John, your Gavin Wilson is Gavin^^^Wilson, where ^ = 1 space.

To claim his author status he should go here.

http://www.goodreads.com/author/confi...


message 3: by John (new)

John Picha | 39 comments Sandra,

Thanks for the speedy assist. I've passed the link onto gavin.

Sandra wrote: "All right, I've separated [bookcover:A Gift in the Dark..."


message 4: by John (new)

John Picha | 39 comments Sandra,

your gavin magic worked. would you minding doing that trick again to these 2 books?

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17...
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17...

the gavin in books the above, is the gavin in the link below

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...

thanks for the assist

john


message 5: by Emy (last edited Mar 14, 2013 02:50AM) (new)

Emy (emypt) | 5033 comments Sanitarium #002 & #003 done. (Delete and readded Gavin with all his spaces :)


message 6: by John (new)

John Picha | 39 comments emy,
thank you very much for the assist.
john

Emy wrote: "Sanitarium #002 & #003 done. (Delete and readded Gavin with all his spaces :)"


message 7: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 24689 comments ;)

Sorry, I was off reading a book. LOL.


message 8: by Lynda (new)

Lynda (okalrelsrv) | 8 comments I've got a similar problem.

Author I'm working with is this John Park
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

Whenever he (or I) try to add him as author to
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

we get another John Park.

I checked the author name for novel Janus and looks like he's John^^Park there, with two spaces. If so, could be similar to previous (Gavin) examples. Tried making the John Park of Cities in Space one with two spaces to see if that takes.

Presume there's a better way to disambiguate names, though. Advice?


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