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message 1: by Aywren (new)

Aywren Sojourner | 3 comments Hello!

I need help updating the cover art for four books in my Dreigiau series. The artwork is all the same, but I've chosen (long ago) to use a pen name rather than my real name - which makes these covers consistent to the name I'm using here on Goodreads and other places online! So the only change to the art is the author name and maybe some framing.

Here are the books:

Book 1: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...
New Image: http://www.dreigiau.com/wp-content/up...

Book 2: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...
New Image: http://www.dreigiau.com/wp-content/up...

Book 3: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
New Image: http://www.dreigiau.com/wp-content/up...

Book 4: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
New Image: http://www.dreigiau.com/wp-content/up...

Any help you can provide is appreciated! Thanks!


message 2: by Paula (new)

Paula (paulaan) | 7027 comments GR lists books under the name they where first published under. New editions under a different name are added with the original name in the primary author position, the new name is added as a secondary author.

New editions are added for the new covers but with the original name in the primary author postition


message 3: by Aywren (last edited Jun 15, 2016 01:39PM) (new)

Aywren Sojourner | 3 comments I hope I don't come off as rude as I understand what you're saying, however, the idea was I didn't want my real name associated with books under my pen name. I even went as far as to get it changed to my pen name on Amazon and Smashwords for the same reason.

This actually makes things a lot more complicated in a way I didn't want. Is there any way to remove my real name from Goodreads, because it wasn't listed this way before!? In fact, all the current versions that are available are only connected to my pen name.

This is a privacy issue I'm trying to avoid. I understand if you can't change the covers that were imported a long time ago from Amazon (I assume), but please don't add my real name as an author here, as that was a privacy choice I made and not at all what I was looking for!


message 4: by Paula (new)

Paula (paulaan) | 7027 comments Then you need to contact GR support. Policy is as I stated in my message above and Librarians do not go against policy


message 5: by Aywren (new)

Aywren Sojourner | 3 comments Yikes. Okay, I understand there's a policy. But I wouldn't have requested this if I'd know this would be the outcome.

My real name is now out there in an account that I didn't create, don't have access to editing, and didn't ask to be created. I'm using a pen name for a reason. My books weren't listed this way this morning, and now I need to go to support to jump through hoops to get it removed.. IF it can be removed? What a mess! :(

I understand you're doing your job, but I wish you'd informed me first before sharing my information in this manner. I'm sorry if I sound upset, but I am. This is my personal information, and not something I take lightly.


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