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message 1: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Allen | 1 comments Hello,
I have recently joined the author program, but Goodreads has added 50 books to my profile (and name) that are not my books. The author of those books has the same name as me, but I did not write them. The only book that should be under my author profile should be "The Feisty Woman's Guide to Surviving Mr. Wonderful"

Thank you!
Elizabeth Allen


message 2: by Arenda (last edited Aug 24, 2015 08:40AM) (new)

Arenda | 19903 comments Although we can move the 50 books to another profile, you'd better contact Goodreads support and have your profile changed to another author profile. Currently it is the default 1-space profile.
If we move the books now, because it is the default profile, new books by other Elizabeth Allen's will end up on the profile again.
You can add a link to this thread to your request to support.

ETA:
Elizabeth^Allen
Elizabeth^^Allen
Elizabeth^^^Allen
are all claimed GR author profiles.
There is not a four-space profile yet.

To contact GR support: https://www.goodreads.com/about/conta...


message 3: by Tim (last edited Aug 25, 2015 04:25AM) (new)

Tim (dr_tim_harding) | 2 comments I also have books on my profile (Tim Harding) that are by somebody else (or perhaps more than one other author using the same name). Any books concerning the game of chess are by me. The following titles that show up on My Dashboard are NOT by me (some have more than one entry): The Billy Goats Gruff, That's Maths!, That's Science!, This is Science, That's Pack, That's English, Motoring Around Sussex, Success in the Creative Classroom, Happy Families, A Moon on Water... Can we get these split into separate authors please?


message 4: by Abcdarian (new)

Abcdarian | 19392 comments #3 Done. Also added your covers from Amazon.

Since you have the single-space profile, any auto-imports by that author name will come to your profile, so you may need to check again from time to time.


message 5: by Tom (new)

Tom Reed (tom_reed) | 6 comments i've the same issue. the only book that is mine is 'writing night book'. when i became a goodreads author, there was a place to leave a message about this, but nothing's been done.

do you think it is possible, if i need to, to change my author profile (through goodreads support) to all lowercase letters?


message 6: by Abcdarian (new)

Abcdarian | 19392 comments #5: Moved your book to a new profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show... The profile with lots of books had not been claimed (and probably has a mix of authors). If you wish to claim the profile with your book on it, click the "Is this you? Let us know" link at the bottom of the profile page. When it goes through it will merge with your current reader profile.

I believe Goodreads does not allow all lowercase names. We use extra spaces between first & last author names for differentiating; your profile has 3 spaces (Tom^^^Reed). This doesn't affect anything but book sorting.


message 7: by Tom (new)

Tom Reed (tom_reed) | 6 comments thank you very much!


message 8: by E.G. (new)

E.G. Fox (egfox) | 2 comments I'm having a similar problem. My author name is: Edward Fox
10 books showing as mine. Only one is: Lucky Dawg Meets Lucky Lucy.
Can we fix this?
Thanks!


message 9: by Philip (new)

Philip (burnnerman) | 5913 comments #8 - Moved your book to "Edward^^Fox" where ^=space.

You can claim your profile by using the following link.

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


message 10: by E.G. (new)

E.G. Fox (egfox) | 2 comments Thanks, Philip!! I just claimed my new profile... :-)


message 11: by Sienna (new)

Sienna Hart | 2 comments Hi. Can you remove two books from my profile please? "Tales from the Upper Room 2006" and "Tales from the Upper Room 2007". My author name is Sienna Hart. Thanks.


message 12: by Julie (new)

Julie (juliejacob) | 47 comments Sienna wrote: "Hi. Can you remove two books from my profile please? "Tales from the Upper Room 2006" and "Tales from the Upper Room 2007". My author name is Sienna Hart. Thanks."

Done :)


message 13: by Sienna (new)

Sienna Hart | 2 comments Thank you very much Julie! :)


message 14: by Tientje (new)

Tientje | 14 comments Hi.
There seem to be several authors with the name MICHAEL HESSE. But all books are on one profile.
Don't know about the others - but only this book Von Der Nachgotik Zur Neugotik: Die Auseinandersetzung Mit Der Gotik in Der Franzosischen Sakralarchitektur Des 16ten, 17ten Und 18ten Jahrhunderts is from Prof. Dr. Michael Hesse - Art Historian at Heidelberg University, Germany.
Can somebody please make a new profile for his books?
thanks, Tina


message 15: by Abcdarian (last edited Sep 13, 2015 07:59AM) (new)

Abcdarian | 19392 comments #14: Book moved to a new author profile.


message 16: by Tientje (new)

Tientje | 14 comments thank you Abcdarian


message 17: by Rob (new)

Rob Johnson (rob_johnson) | 86 comments Hello. A book called "Pilot Ollie & Pilot Polly Come Fly with Us" has been added to my author profile, but I did not write it, so I'd be grateful if you could remove it.

Many thanks,

Rob Johnson


message 18: by Jessica (new)

Jessica (regendanser) | 95 comments #17 Done


message 19: by Rob (new)

Rob Johnson (rob_johnson) | 86 comments Thank you, Jessica.


message 20: by Annette (new)

Annette (hexaspir) | 5 comments The author profile of Elizabeth Grant combines books by Elizabeth Grant, 19th century authoress of the "Memoirs of a highland lady" (and other bookes), and at least one other Elizabeth Grant, 20th century authoress of "My life - my story". I would also assume that "Road Crashes In W. A.: 1991, The Statistics" has been written by yet another Elizabeth Grant.

Could somebody please separate the profiles?
Thanks!
Annette


message 21: by Jessica (new)

Jessica (regendanser) | 95 comments #20 - I gave a seperate author profile to the three authors you've mentioned, but I don't know what to do with the remaining books. None of the sources I've checked could help out. If you figure out who they belong to, please let me know and I'll work on it


message 22: by Annette (new)

Annette (hexaspir) | 5 comments #20 Thanks for looking into this!

There seem to be even more Elizabeth Grants, this is tricky.

For this one, who is well known, it should be easy:
http://viaf.org/viaf/16404846/ Once all her books are under her (currently they are not - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...?), we could take it from there perhaps?


message 23: by Jessica (last edited Sep 16, 2015 03:25PM) (new)

Jessica (regendanser) | 95 comments Yes, you've mentioned her books in the first post. Like I said: I've made her a seperate author profile (the one you've linked to, as a matter of fact) and I've also added all of her books that are currently in the database to this profile, but due to caching issues it might be a while until everything has been properly sorted out.
The second book, "My life - my story", needed a little research but it turns out it was not written by an author named Elizabeth Grant at all, so I've put it under the right author.
The last one you've mentioned, "Road Crashes In W. A.: 1991, The Statistics", I've also moved to a seperate author profile (https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...).
However, there are still several books left under the main author profile (https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...) of which I haven't been able to figure out which author they belong to.


message 24: by Annette (new)

Annette (hexaspir) | 5 comments Thank you, Jessica, understood, tricky. So I only moved some more books from the Goodreads Author (14245713) to the highland lady author (423141), so the Goodreads Author page should reflect the right book list now, even if the highland lady author page is still not entirely sorted out. I am more than satisfied with this for the moment. Thanks for all your assistance!


message 25: by Abcdarian (last edited Sep 17, 2015 08:44AM) (new)

Abcdarian | 19392 comments I separated Elizabeth Grant, the highland lady https://www.goodreads.com/author/show... from Elizabeth Grant, the illustrator https://www.goodreads.com/author/show.... I actually left the illustrator with the single-space profile since her books are harder to move (she is not in first author position) and she has new books being published.


message 26: by Tientje (new)

Tientje | 14 comments Hi,
how do I change the author to another author with the same name?

Studien Zu Renaissance Und Barock: Manfred Wundram Zum 60. Geburtstag

Michael Hesse is correct, but it has to be this Michael Hesse: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

Thanks.


message 27: by Philip (new)

Philip (burnnerman) | 5913 comments #26 - Done


message 28: by Tientje (new)

Tientje | 14 comments Philip wrote: "#26 - Done"

Thank you.


message 29: by Adrian (new)

Adrian White (lynskeybooks) | 9 comments I had previously created an ebook combining my three books - amazingly called Three Novels - but as this no longer exists i'd like to delete it from my profile. I changed the author to NOT A BOOK as suggested and it has disappeared from my Dashboard but not my profile. I'm now being told 'Your permissions will only allow the editing of the metadata'. Can you help?
Here's the link to the book:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...


message 30: by Arenda (last edited Apr 03, 2016 05:56AM) (new)

Arenda | 19903 comments #29 Adrian wrote: "I had previously created an ebook combining my three books - amazingly called Three Novels - but as this no longer exists i'd like to delete it from my profile. I changed the author to NOT A BOOK a..."

Reverted the author change.
NOT A BOOK is not for books that are out-of-print. "This "author" was created to segregate those items which have ISBNs but are not actually books. " See https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

GR does not delete books that are no longer available. It can't be deleted from your profile.
Please see https://www.goodreads.com/help/show/2... and https://www.goodreads.com/help/show/3...

There was a duplicate edition. I have merged that duplicate.


message 31: by Tom (new)

Tom Reed (tom_reed) | 6 comments argh, i'm being a goodreads author-newbie again.

i've the chapbook "the skeleton girl: a collection" out, and i cannot, for the life of me, figure out how to say that it is mine.

also - and maybe because it's not yet under my authorship - the cover image is not present, and i cannot add it.

help?


message 32: by Dobby (new)

Dobby (dobby0390) | 3520 comments #31 - Fixed

You are tom^^^reed - with 3 spaces. (^ represents a space). Fixed; added cover from Amazon:
The Skeleton Girl: A Collection


message 33: by Adrian (new)

Adrian White (lynskeybooks) | 9 comments Arenda wrote: "#29 Adrian wrote: "I had previously created an ebook combining my three books - amazingly called Three Novels - but as this no longer exists i'd like to delete it from my profile. I changed the aut..."

Thank you, Arenda - appreciate the help.


message 34: by Tom (new)

Tom Reed (tom_reed) | 6 comments thank you, dobby0390!


message 35: by John (new)

John | 8 comments I just finished a novel by John Blackburn and looked him up on Goodreads. I'm 100% certain he isn't the author of all the books on his page (https://www.goodreads.com/author/list...).

Specifically, I'm sure he didn't write the 4-volume "Coley Running Wild" series, which appears to be porn written published in the late 1990s (Blackburn's last novel was in 1985).

I'm also sure he didn't write Healthy Stables by Design.


message 36: by John (new)

John | 8 comments This one, too, can't be him (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...). It's about a man who contracted cancer in 2009, and John Blackburn the thriller writer died in 1993.

Ditto also for this 2011 book on becoming a Latin lover (!) (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...).

Ditto for this book, illustrated in 1993 by another John Blackburn (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...), and this collection of paintings (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...) and maybe all of these, illustrated by a John Blackburn (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2... and https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2... and https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2... and https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2... and https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...).



And this one on prayer from 2014 (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...).

I suspect he didn't edit the poetry of Iain Crichton Smith (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3... and https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...) or write these Dagger of Blood books (# 2: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1... and # 3: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...) or this book about poetry (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...).

Whew. In short, John Blackburn the thriller writer needs to be distinguished from all these other John Blackburns.


message 37: by Abcdarian (last edited Apr 06, 2016 02:12PM) (new)

Abcdarian | 19392 comments Working on ... Separated the thriller author thanks to wikipedia's list of his works: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show.... Also separated the Coley series author: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show.... The rest, a mixed bag, are left on the single-space profile https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

If you notice any more problems, please post again.

Question for other librarians: The Coley series is showing on all 3 profiles. I'm hoping it will eventually only show on the correct one; am I right?


message 38: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 41655 comments Mod
Should be a caching issue. If so, it will resolve itself in a day or two.


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