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Adding New Books > How do I claim a book as my own that I have already added to Goodreads?

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message 1: by Molly (new)

Molly Billygoat (mollybillygoat) | 9 comments Hi! I have just manually added my newly-published book, A Dreadful Daughter's Spells, to Goodreads successfully.

I'm not sure, however, to claim this book as my own. My username on this site is Molly Billygoat (my online pseudonym), but the book is published under both my real name (Leah Broadby) and Molly Billygoat. Strange it may seem, but I have my reasons!

Upon trying to figure this out, I was directed to this group. I hope someone can help me. :)

Here is the link to my book on Goodreads:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

Here is the link to my book on Amazon - it is both a paperback and ebook:
http://www.amazon.com/Dreadful-Daught...

Thanks in advance!
Leah Broadby/Molly Billygoat.


message 2: by Liz (new)

Liz Yanes (lizilena) | 265 comments First of all, you must have GR Author status in order for your books to show in your List of Books. Secondly, GR isn't currently set up to accommodate multiple pen names - each user profile can only be attached to one author profile at a time.

I recommend that you read these:

Multiple Pen Names: https://www.goodreads.com/help/show/1...

Goodreads Author Program: https://www.goodreads.com/help/show/2...


message 3: by Liz (new)

Liz Yanes (lizilena) | 265 comments Added Kindle Edition and Combined with Paperback.
Separated Author names on Paperback.


message 4: by Betsy (last edited Aug 17, 2015 10:57PM) (new)

Betsy | 583 comments I corrected the cover so it's the actual cover image, not just the cover art.


message 5: by Molly (new)

Molly Billygoat (mollybillygoat) | 9 comments Wow, thanks Betsy! I wasn't sure how to do that. I've been on Goodreads for awhile, but only recently became active so I'm a real newbie. It is a great resource for writers and book-lovers. I'll check out the above links - thank you Liz. You guys are really helpful. :)


message 6: by Liz (new)

Liz Yanes (lizilena) | 265 comments We're here to help. :)


message 7: by Molly (new)

Molly Billygoat (mollybillygoat) | 9 comments I'm so glad to have found this site. I must recommend it to all writers/readers! I contacted support, as the directions suggested, for trying to get any books I publish to appear under one common name. I'll see how that goes. Thanks again. I look forward to getting more involved. :)


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