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message 1: by Lynn (new)

Lynn Michaels | 39 comments My book is showing under the wrong Lynn Michaels - there is one under my profile, but it won't pull up the right Amazon link and doesn't have a cover image.

The one under the wrong Lynn Michaels has the right link to Amazon and an image.

Can you move it to my author name and get rid of the one under my link?

This is the right books under the wrong author: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...


This is mine with wrong info and no cover: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

I don't know how this happens. Please help! Thanks.


message 2: by Abcdarian (last edited Jul 06, 2016 11:12AM) (new)

Abcdarian | 22057 comments Moved books to your profile and combined. Deleted one blank edition; added the paperback.

It happens because your author profile uses 2 spaces between first and last names to differentiate from the other same-name author (doesn't affect searches etc., just book sorting). When a book comes in automatically, it goes to the single-space profile. Anytime you notice one of your books in the wrong place, just ask and a librarian can easily move it. If you are adding a book yourself, put an extra space between the names (Lynn^^Michaels) and it will go to your profile.


message 3: by Lynn (new)

Lynn Michaels | 39 comments Good to know! Thank you so much!!


message 4: by Lynn (new)

Lynn Michaels | 39 comments It still isn't showing the book cover. How do I fix that?


message 5: by Lynn (new)

Lynn Michaels | 39 comments And the Amazon link is now taking me to an error page.


message 6: by Abcdarian (last edited Jul 06, 2016 11:32AM) (new)

Abcdarian | 22057 comments As author, you should be able to add the cover image using "edit details". Or we can add it if you give a link to it. Paperbacks & kindles we can usually add from Amazon, but other ebooks don't link there.


message 7: by Lynn (new)

Lynn Michaels | 39 comments Ok - I got the cover. But how do I fix the Amazon link?


message 8: by Lynn (new)

Lynn Michaels | 39 comments The edition marked "kindle edition" has the right amazon link. Can you make that the default or something?


message 9: by Lynn (new)

Lynn Michaels | 39 comments OR - just use this one:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

and delete the other editions??


message 10: by Abcdarian (new)

Abcdarian | 22057 comments Amazon just does not link to ebooks other than kindles; it isn't a matter of fixing. Since the editions all have unique ISBNs/ASINs, we don't delete them. The one without has Rubicon as publisher; do you have a number for that?

If you would like the kindle to be the default edition to show in searches etc., here's how: https://www.goodreads.com/help/show/3... The author can set a default; librarians cannot.


message 11: by Lynn (new)

Lynn Michaels | 39 comments there are no other versions of the book - its just kindle
its the same version - just the kindle


message 12: by Lynn (new)

Lynn Michaels | 39 comments dont' worry about it - I followed those directions to make that the primary so I won't worry about the rest.


message 13: by Lynn (new)

Lynn Michaels | 39 comments here's the thing... this number:
9781311078001
has been attached to the book - it is NOT the isbn number for this book.

There is another version that has the ASIN and it is correct.

That is the only edition that is correct. Can you please delete this one with the wrong ISBN - I have no idea where that even came from.


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