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message 1: by Thomas (new)

Thomas J. Bradley (thomasjbradley) | 2 comments My author profile was recently approved:

Thomas J. Bradley

But it’s showing a book that I didn’t write:
“Annual Editions: Violence and Terrorism 04/05”

I tried to remove it myself, by deleting my author name out of the list, but it just keeps giving me an error.

Is there a way I can get that book disconnected from my author profile?

Thanks!


message 2: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 43604 comments Mod
Fixed.


message 3: by Thomas (new)

Thomas J. Bradley (thomasjbradley) | 2 comments Thanks!


message 4: by Kate (new)

Kate Bridges | 9 comments Hi! There's a book on my author profile that I did not write. (Same author name, but it's not mine.)
https://www.goodreads.com/author/list...

The title is: "Mrs. Bridges Cook P"

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8...
Could someone please remove it from my profile?
Thanks!


message 5: by Z-squared (new)

Z-squared | 8580 comments re 4, got it


message 6: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Schofield (sarah_schofield) | 5 comments Hi! There's a book on my author profile that I did not write. The author has the same name, but it's not my book.

https://www.goodreads.com/author/list...

The book is:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

Could someone please remove it?

Thank you.


message 7: by Scott (new)

Scott | 21475 comments Sarah wrote: "Hi! There's a book on my author profile that I did not write. The author has the same name, but it's not my book.

https://www.goodreads.com/author/list...

The book is:

https..."


Done


message 8: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Schofield (sarah_schofield) | 5 comments Thank you.


message 9: by Kate (new)

Kate Bridges | 9 comments Thank you for removing!


message 10: by Shannon (new)

Shannon Kelley | 7 comments Hello. There are actually two books on my author page that don't belong to me (written by an author of the same name).
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

The books that need removed: (same title of two different versions)

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9...

and

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...


message 11: by Catalina (new)

Catalina | 2065 comments 10 ready


message 12: by Shannon (new)

Shannon Kelley | 7 comments Thank you! Though it looks like one of them is still showing up. This one also needs to be removed:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...


message 13: by Catalina (new)

Catalina | 2065 comments 12: Got it, sorry for missing it :)


message 14: by Shannon (new)

Shannon Kelley | 7 comments Thank you! :)


message 15: by Shannon (new)

Shannon Kelley | 7 comments Oh my goodness. You're not going to believe this, but now there is ANOTHER version of that same book showing up?

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...


message 16: by Catalina (new)

Catalina | 2065 comments Got it


message 17: by Shannon (new)

Shannon Kelley | 7 comments Yay! It's gone now! Thank you!


message 18: by Shannon (new)

Shannon Kelley | 7 comments Though here is something disconcerting. My profile still says I have three books (when I only have one) and I seem to have the ratings of the other author? It's like our pages were combined or something? Sorry to be such a nuisance. :)


message 19: by Catalina (new)

Catalina | 2065 comments It's a cache issues, it will take a while to update. Also, it may happen again to see on your profile books that are not yours, you will have to ask again to be moved.


message 20: by Shannon (new)

Shannon Kelley | 7 comments Okay. Thank you!


message 21: by [deleted user] (new)

Hello, I would like to have 2 books removed from my author profile.

This one -- "The Thanksgiving That Almost Wasn't"
And this one -- "Dear Papa: Letters to My Father"

Thank you for your help.

-- https://www.goodreads.com/author/list...


message 22: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (last edited Dec 24, 2014 09:28PM) (new)

rivka | 43604 comments Mod
Daniel, you appear to be correctly credited as one of the authors of those books. Why are you asking that they be removed?


message 23: by [deleted user] (new)

I would like to have them removed as my writing focus has changed to other genres.


message 24: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 43604 comments Mod
Goodreads does not delete out-of-print works or delete accurate author/book data.


message 25: by [deleted user] (new)

ok, thanks for your reply


message 26: by [deleted user] (new)

How do you add a book to your profile if the author's name is slightly different?

For example, I would like to have this book added to my profile: The Christmas Pyre


message 27: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 43604 comments Mod
There are two options. Since Daniel D.P. Whyte IV is the more complete version of Daniel Whyte IV, we can make your name Daniel D.P. Whyte IV on all your books.

Alternately, we can add Daniel Whyte IV as a second listed author on that book.

Which would you prefer?


message 28: by [deleted user] (new)

Hmmm, please add "Daniel Whyte IV" as a second listed author on that book. Thank you.

And Merry Christmas!


message 29: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 43604 comments Mod
Done.


message 30: by [deleted user] (new)

Thanks so much.


message 31: by David (new)

David Pyle (davidpyle) | 2 comments Hello Goodreads Moderator!

Several books have appeared on my profile (same author name) that I did not write/publish.
Is there any way to remove/separate these works by a member ID?
*These are NOT mine:
Australia the Hard Way
Age of the Beasts - Holstein Chronicles: The Lost Cities
The Oil Colour Book: A Comprehensive Resource for Painters
Paints & Colors Paints & Colors
Heart Frauds: Uncovering the Biggest Health Scam in History
Giant Thank you so much!

David Pyle


message 32: by free (last edited Feb 06, 2015 06:55PM) (new)

free (frdn) | 5196 comments #31: books moved, adding another space to other books...
your name is the default David Pyle (with 1 space) so it's possible there will be another David Pyle's book appear in your profile...
if that happen, just post in this thread...


message 33: by David (new)

David Pyle (davidpyle) | 2 comments You are an angel. Thank you so much. Another reason I love Goodreads.


message 34: by Katie (new)

Katie Neipris (katieneipris) | 1 comments Hello Goodreads moderator!

This is NOT mine:
Blood and Roses

This IS mine:
The Inconvenient Process of Falling



Can you please help me separate them? Thank you!


message 35: by Abcdarian (new)

Abcdarian | 20016 comments Moved Blood and Roses to another profile. You can claim your author profile by clicking on the link ("Is this you? Let us know.") at the bottom of the page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show... This would merge the author profile with your regular profile.


message 36: by Kate (new)

Kate Bridges | 9 comments Hello Goodreads Librarian moderator!

This book has shown up again in my profile, but it's not written by me but another Kate Bridges. Could you please remove it from my profile?

Mrs. Bridges' Upstairs Downstairs Cookery Book

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...

Thank you!
Kate Bridges


message 37: by lethe (new)

lethe | 13747 comments #36 Moved to another profile.


message 38: by Kate (new)

Kate Bridges | 9 comments Thank you, Lethe!


message 39: by Michaela (new)

Michaela Light | 1 comments My book
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...
shows the wrong Michael Light as the author

This is the correct Author Central listing for me
https://www.amazon.com/Michael-Light/...

Thanks for your help and Happy Saturday!


message 40: by Arenda (new)

Arenda | 20816 comments Michael wrote: "My book
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...
shows the wrong Michael Light as the author

This is the correct Author Central listing for me
https://www.amazon.c..."


You don't have an author profile (yet), only a user profile.
I've moved your book to a new author profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...
To claim the author profile, you can follow this link: https://www.goodreads.com/author/conf...


message 41: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Schofield (sarah_schofield) | 5 comments The book https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3... shows up on my author page. This is not my book.


message 42: by Abcdarian (new)

Abcdarian | 20016 comments #41 Done.


message 43: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Schofield (sarah_schofield) | 5 comments Abcdarian wrote: "#41 Done."

Thank you!


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