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message 1: by A.J. (new)

A.J. Sheppard | 7 comments Please can someone help me to claim the following two books:


I imagine the problem is a fairly common one: my official author name is "A J Sheppard" but Goodreads would only allow "A.J. Sheppard" I understand this requires a manual reassignment of the books to "A.J. Sheppard" via a Goodreads librarian?

Thanks very much for your help!

Best wishes,


message 2: by Dobby (last edited Oct 11, 2016 08:27AM) (new)

Dobby (dobby0390) | 3650 comments Moved to your profile, which is A.J.^^Sheppard (with 2 spaces), and added the cover to the paperback edition.

For the ebook cover, you can temporarily add the image to your profile for us to copy:

message 3: by A.J. (new)

A.J. Sheppard | 7 comments Thank you so much for your help.

Your comment made me notice that ebooks were not registered for the two other books. Therefore I've now added cover images temporarily for all three books - I'd be grateful if you/another librarian could add the missing covers. Is there also a way of showing the physical (hardback/paperback) editions first, by default?

Thanks again - your help is much appreciated.

Best wishes,


message 4: by Paula (new)

Paula (paulaan) | 7027 comments Covers added to those without, except for this one, there does not appear to be a Kindle Edition on Amazon only a paper back

GR uses the ASIN from Amazon not an ISBN on Kindle Editions. if you have the ASIN then we can update the edition

You can set the default edition by following the instructions in msg 4 of the link below:

message 5: by A.J. (new)

A.J. Sheppard | 7 comments Thanks Paula, much appreciated.

I had accidentally labelled as a kindle version. It is in fact only in epub format, so it will not be on amazon, but the cover is temporarily uploaded to my profile. Please can you/someone upload this cover to the ebook edition?

I also mistakenly created a duplicate ebook listing for the same title in the midst of my confusion! Please can you delete this?

Thanks again for all your help.

Best wishes,

message 6: by Paula (new)

Paula (paulaan) | 7027 comments Deleted the duplicate, but I cannot see any additional photo's on your profile as yet

message 7: by A.J. (new)

A.J. Sheppard | 7 comments Thanks, Paula.

I'd added the photo via the link above from Dobby0390. I couldn't see it either until I followed the link to add it again - then I can see it on A.J. Sheppard > Photos.

Can you see it now?

message 8: by Paula (new)

Paula (paulaan) | 7027 comments Nope,

is it the same cover as the paperback edition or does it differ?

message 9: by A.J. (new)

A.J. Sheppard | 7 comments It is indeed the same cover as the paperback - would you able to copy it across? Thank you in advance if so!

message 10: by Paula (new)

Paula (paulaan) | 7027 comments and done !

message 11: by A.J. (new)

A.J. Sheppard | 7 comments Thanks again Paula!

There's one final thing though I'm afraid - I've just noticed though that the cover for the ebook for "The Incredible Transformation of Gregory Todd: With Case Study Questions" is from the non-case-study title.

Therefore please can you copy over the cover from the hardback edition to the ebook version

I'd also be grateful if you could make the hardback edition of this title the primary edition - for some reason I have not been allowed to do this as I've managed to do for the other titles.

Thanks again for all your help,

Best wishes,

message 12: by Paula (last edited Oct 12, 2016 11:33PM) (new)

Paula (paulaan) | 7027 comments Cover changed

Only you or GR Support can set default edition, so if it's not working for you then you will need to contact GR Support. The contact us link is on the help page

message 13: by lethe (new)

lethe | 13730 comments The hardcover was lacking the extra space in the author name, so it was on another profile. You should now be able to set it as the default edition.

message 14: by A.J. (new)

A.J. Sheppard | 7 comments Perfect.

Thanks Paula - it looks great.

Thanks Lethe - great find! I've now been able to change the default.

I really appreciate all of your help - it's great support.

Best wishes,

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