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Ieva (aveirulz) | 4 comments I want to change fist author of this boook to real Francois, who is on goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...
I copy-pasted his name, but it sytill doesnt work. Originally it was enterd in Latvian trancription (seen on cover), so I changed it to this, usually it works, but not this time, and i cant figure out why. Changing is needt to be able to combine, as this is just a Latvian edition to this book: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...


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free (frdn) | 5201 comments done, i think (fixed author name from author page)
please check again...


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lethe | 14831 comments Moved François Lelord to primary position.


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Codex | 3400 comments lethe wrote: "Moved François Lelord to primary position."

lethe, shouldn't the primary author reflect what is printed on the cover? From the Librarian Manual:
“When editing or adding information for a book written by an author with multiple names, enter the author's name as on the front cover as the primary author.”


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free (frdn) | 5201 comments I think lethe use this manual :
"Authors with books published in multiple languages should have their names dealt with similarly to those with pen names. All editions should have the primary author name as the standard or most common Roman (that is, English-language) version of the author's name. Editions published under another spelling of the name or the name in another language should have that name listed as the secondary author. "


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Codex | 3400 comments fRee wrote: "I think lethe use this manual :
"Authors with books published in multiple languages should have their names dealt with similarly to those with pen names. All editions should have the primary author..."


Thanks for highlighting that.


Ieva (aveirulz) | 4 comments Thank you fRee and lethe!
Codex, additional to cited manual - for non-english readers leaving as primary authors name in their langauges (most langauges channges tracription on name) would make goodreads not interesting to use, as you would see like 10 reviews about Harry Potter (books that is as popular, that is) and mostly you would be the only one reading it.


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C.A. Caskabel (cacaskabel) | 2 comments Hello
I need to change the author's name that appears in this page
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

to match the correct one which is C. A. Caskabel as shown in my profil page here
https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/5...

Now i dont have permission to change anything, apart from the metadata.
So i seek to claim and be be able to fully edit my book page info by matching the name in both pages.
Thank you


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Arenda | 22165 comments C. A. wrote: "Hello
I need to change the author's name that appears in this page
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

to match the correct one which is C. A. Caskabel as shown i..."


The author name on the book page is according to GR policy (no spaces between initials, period after each initial): https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...
Currently you have a user profile, not an author profile. To claim the author profile, and have the book showing on your profile, you can follow this link: https://www.goodreads.com/author/conf...

ETA: please start a new thread next time, as this one is linked to a specific book


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Olyvia Freeman | 4 comments Hi, I just added a new book to my author page but its under a didn't name. My acct is under Claire Olyvia Freeman and my new book is under Olyvia Freeman. The isbn is 978-1535349598. Please help!


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C.A. Caskabel (cacaskabel) | 2 comments Arenda wrote: "C. A. wrote: "Hello
I need to change the author's name that appears in this page
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

to match the correct one which is C. A. Caska..."


Thank you Arenda. I will follow your link and submit the application. Navigating goodreads can be a little messy sometimes. I will keep an open eye for posting next time.


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