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Book Issues > How do I change author's name without merging?

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message 1: by VMom (new)

VMom (votermom) | 23 comments This author's name is mis-spelled. It should be John Campbell (not Canpbell).
Here is where it was published where you can see the correct name:
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view...

How do I edit it without merging it with an existing author also named John Campbell? (When I try to save it only gives me the option to cancel or merge)

Thanks!
vm


message 3: by Arenda (new)

Arenda | 22039 comments Corrected the author profile to a new John Campbell profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

Goodreads uses extra spaces between first and last name to separate authors with the same name.
There were already six other John Campbell profiles.
I've corrected John Canpbell to John^^^^^^^Campbell, where ^is a space.

A way to find author profiles with the same name is so go to the edit page of an author page where there is a link to similar names: https://www.goodreads.com/author/simi...


message 4: by VMom (new)

VMom (votermom) | 23 comments Thanks!


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