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Policies & Practices > Merging author profiles - Makyo

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message 1: by Victor (new)

Victor Cardoso (donduardos) | 2 comments I started as a GR Librarian quite recently, so I come here for advice before doing something wrong.
A french author of Graphic Novels that signs as "Makyo" ( has three different author profiles in GR:

From what I understood from the Librarian Manual, the first profile should be the correct one (it is under the name "Makyo" that he is identified on the cover). In such a situation, is it OK to merge the profiles?

Thanks, Victor

message 2: by lethe (new)

lethe | 13730 comments If he only ever publishes under the name Makyo, that should be his (only) author profile. If his fuller/actual names also appear on covers, they should not be merged into Makyo. But Makyo could be merged into Pierre Makyo, if that name is also used, because it includes the shorter name.

message 3: by lethe (new)

lethe | 13730 comments F.e. this book has Pierre Makyo:

message 4: by Vini (new)

Vini | 2 comments Hi,
I'm a bit new to this so i wanted an advice before i did anything stupid..
I read a book by a new author and searched for the author on GR, but there is minimum information about her on the author page. She has an account on GR but she wants to merge these two pages.. How does she do that?

message 5: by Michael (new)

Michael Korleone (michaelkorleone) | 3881 comments If you mean she wants to merge her GR user account with author page, ask her to provide details in the "Is this you? Let us know" link located in the bottom of the author page. Once GR staff verify the details, her user account would be merged with author profile.

message 6: by Vini (new)

Vini | 2 comments Ok thanks.. :)

message 7: by Victor (new)

Victor Cardoso (donduardos) | 2 comments Thanks lethe!
I will check his other books to see if he has only used those two names.

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