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message 1: by Lee (new)

Lee Jackson (authorleejackson) | 15 comments Another author on Goodreads suggested to ask this question here. Actually there are two. Situation: I write under my own name, Lee Jackson. There is another author by the same name. My first book comes out on 10 December. When I attempted to establish a Goodreads author page, I was taken to the other author's page (he is in London). I have an ISBN, LCN, and LLC will publish through that company. 1) Do I have to wait until the book is published to establish a Goodreads author page; 2) How do I associate my profit and book with my own author page, and disassociate from the other? Thanks.

message 2: by Nurul (new)

Nurul Hanifah | 60 comments Hi, you can solve your problem by typing Lee^^Jackson as your name, allowing for two spaces between your first and last name. GR will acknowledge you as another author with the same name, if there's a second author with your name already, just add another space.

message 3: by Banjomike (last edited Nov 20, 2013 05:00AM) (new)

Banjomike | 5530 comments No, you are Lee^^^^^Jackson with five spaces.

This is your claimed author page.

message 4: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Williams Hi,
I was wondering how to fix an issue with an incorrect author name. Specifically, I wrote this book, Black Magickal Mind-- Peter Robinson did not write it.
Evidence shows that I have written this book, not Peter Robinson.

So, I'm confused as to why it appears on GoodReads as authored by Peter Robinson?

message 5: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 43496 comments Mod
Stephanie, looks like an error at the import source. Fixed.

Is this your author profile?

message 6: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Williams No, that's actually not me. I've seen her work on Amazon, though.
Would you like for me to make an author page? I'm not sure that I know how to.

message 7: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 43496 comments Mod
Is this your only published book, or are there more? I've set up a new author page for that one:

You can request to claim it by completing this:

Just FYI, because you are one of several authors named Stephanie Williams you are Stephanie-5space-Williams. The extra spaces between your first and last names only shows up on book edit pages and your profile edit page (once you have successfully claimed it), but it tells the system which books are yours. When adding a book manually, be sure to include the extra spaces, and the book will go where it belongs. If you forget, post a new thread in this group and any librarian can fix it for you.

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