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message 1: by James (new)

James Thorpe (james_mcgovern) | 3 comments

Please could the author name be changed to "James Thorpe" and the description changed to the following:

"Illusium is an ambitious short collection of poetry. The poems cover a diverse range of themes, including love, art, religion, and modern technology. All of the poems are linked by their setting-they all take place within the fantasy Kingdom of Illusium. "

Many thanks,

message 2: by Rafael (new)

Rafael da Silva (morfindel) | 1363 comments I guess someone did it.

message 3: by lethe (new)

lethe | 13731 comments The name cannot be changed, since it was published under James McGovern, but I added James Thorpe as secondary author. Also changed description.

message 4: by lethe (new)

lethe | 13731 comments I see you removed the name the book was originally published under. I reverted the changes to the author name.

From the librarian manual:
"In some cases, a book may be originally published under a pen name, but then later reissued under the author's original name. When this happens, the author listed for any and all editions should be the author name the book was originally published under - so the reissued edition would need its primary author name changed to the originally published pen name, with the additional name added as secondary for all editions with it on the cover. Doing this will allow the various editions to be combined." (

message 5: by lethe (new)

lethe | 13731 comments If the James McGovern on this profile: is not you, please let us know so we can move your books to a new James McGovern profile.

If it is you, but not all books are yours, please let us know which aren't, and we can move them to a different profile.

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