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message 1: by Jack (new)

Jack Roberts | 9 comments The following books are being attributed to me that are not books I have written:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...

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

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9...

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4...

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...

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

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

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7...

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7...

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

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

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7...

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

https://www.goodreads.com/author/list...

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

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

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

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

Thank you!


message 2: by Abcdarian (last edited Oct 10, 2016 04:46PM) (new)

Abcdarian | 19857 comments Might be better if you tell us what books are yours. If it is only The Traders, you really should contact Support and ask to be moved to a new profile. The one you have at the moment will be where all other same-name author books will be imported.


message 3: by Jack (new)

Jack Roberts | 9 comments Abcdarian wrote: "Might be better if you tell us what books are yours. If it is only The Traders, you really should contact Support and ask to be moved to a new profile. The one you have at the moment will be where ..."

Thank you for responding. All of the Piece of Cake Paleo books, the Chia Seed Recipe Book, the Easy Diabetic Recipes books (all the cookbooks are mine), as is the Traders. I've a few others on Amazon that are not listed yet.

So, about a third of the 50 titles are mine. What should I do?


message 4: by Arenda (last edited Oct 11, 2016 08:46AM) (new)

Arenda | 20794 comments Jack wrote: "Abcdarian wrote: "Might be better if you tell us what books are yours. If it is only The Traders, you really should contact Support and ask to be moved to a new profile. The one you have at the mom..."

Moved the other books from your profile (and moved some others to your profile): https://www.goodreads.com/author/list...
Can you please check?
Here is the other Jack Roberts profile, that should not have any of your books: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

To separate author profiles with the same name, Goodreads uses one (or more) extra spaces between first and last name.
This is only visible on the edit page, and has no influence on search.
There is one issue where the spacing is relevant. Goodreads has lots of automated imports from various sources, like Amazon. Books that are imported will always end up on the 'default' author profile (with 1 space in the author name).

Currently, the 1-space profile is yours. This means that your books that are imported end up automatically on your author profile. On the other hand, books that are written by another Jack Roberts, will also end up on your profile. You can ask in the Librarians Group to have them moved.

The other alternative is that you ask GR Support to move you from the default, 1-space author profile. There will not be any book from another Jack Roberts appearing on your profile. But when one of your books is imported, it will end up on the other Jack Roberts profile. You'll have to ask a librarian to move the book to your profile. (Or you can add your books to your profile yourself once you have the ASIN or isbn, which prevent the import, as the ASIN or isbn is already in the GR database.)

It's a long explanation and I hope it makes some sense.
Which of these options you choose, might be dependent of the number of books that you write, and the number of books that are written and imported by other Jack Roberts.


message 5: by Jack (new)

Jack Roberts | 9 comments Arenda wrote: "Jack wrote: "Abcdarian wrote: "Might be better if you tell us what books are yours. If it is only The Traders, you really should contact Support and ask to be moved to a new profile. The one you ha..."

I see.
Thank you for your support! That's so helpful.

There is only one book on the other jack roberts profile that is mine.
It's entitled Your Hills Are Alive.

That one belongs on my profile. Is it possible to add it myself or can you help with that as well? Thank you, again.


message 6: by Jack (new)

Jack Roberts | 9 comments Jack wrote: "Arenda wrote: "Jack wrote: "Abcdarian wrote: "Might be better if you tell us what books are yours. If it is only The Traders, you really should contact Support and ask to be moved to a new profile...."

Also, there is a quote attributed to me on this new profile that is not my quote… it's from a book I didn't write. I prefer not to size people up at all… and if I do… I likely wouldn't do it quite that way.

Your help is appreciated ever so much!


message 7: by Arenda (new)

Arenda | 20794 comments Jack wrote: "There is only one book on the other jack roberts profile that is mine.
It's entitled Your Hills Are Alive."


Moved the book to your profile.

Also, there is a quote attributed to me on this new profile that is not my quote… it's from a book I didn't write. I prefer not to size people up at all… and if I do… I likely wouldn't do it quite that way.

Moved the quote from your profile.


message 8: by Jack (new)

Jack Roberts | 9 comments Arenda wrote: "Jack wrote: "There is only one book on the other jack roberts profile that is mine.
It's entitled Your Hills Are Alive."

Moved the book to your profile.

Also, there is a quote attributed to me o..."


Thank you, Arenda!
I hope you have a wonderful day!


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