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message 1: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Byrd | 32 comments My book is listed under another Amamda Byrd. Here's the link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

Do you guys check the Amazon Author Profile before you list, because this is becoming a problem for me?


message 2: by Philip (last edited Oct 14, 2016 12:16PM) (new)

Philip (burnnerman) | 5913 comments Done.

This book was imported not created by a person, so this is something that will always happen. If you were to create the book manually on GR before it was imported it would not happen.

The reason for this is that there are multiple authors with your name and imports go into the default single space profile, while you are "Amanda^^Byrd" where ^=space.


message 3: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Phillips (Stephanie's Book Reports) (stephaniesbookreports) | 16 comments Philip -

I have authors that add their books manually all the time but once it's published to Amazon and CreateSpace those sales outlets add the book AGAIN to GR. Neither sales outlet allows for extra spacing with the author name to be placed under the right author name.

It would be great if those sales outlets could ask for the authors GR name in the setup process of publication to be able to place the book under the right user/author page. :-)


message 4: by lethe (new)

lethe | 14882 comments Import bots check for ISBNs/ASINs. If they are already in the database, they can't be added again by those import bots. So if authors add their books with ISBN or ASIN there is no problem.


message 5: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Phillips (Stephanie's Book Reports) (stephaniesbookreports) | 16 comments Awesome! Thank you. I'll pass that along to my team.


message 6: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Byrd | 32 comments This whole discussion is perfect! Thank you!


message 7: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Allen | 22 comments I am having the same issue for Rebecca Brooke! This is her profile and I have books that need to be listed under her not the other one.

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

here are the books needing to be under her as well...

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

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

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


message 8: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Byrd | 32 comments So glad I posed this issue! It's all super useful, especially for future books! You guys are the greatest!


message 9: by Banjomike (last edited Oct 16, 2016 01:53PM) (new)

Banjomike | 5530 comments Stephanie wrote: "I am having the same issue for Rebecca Brooke! This is her profile and I have books that need to be listed under her not the other one.

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show..."


Done. What about this one:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2... ?


message 10: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Byrd | 32 comments Hey guys!
Another auto import. I didn't want to add it until all sellers had it released.

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

thanks!


message 11: by Abcdarian (new)

Abcdarian | 23463 comments #10 Done.


message 12: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Byrd | 32 comments Thanks, Abcdarian!!


message 13: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Byrd | 32 comments #11 Kindle version auto-added to the other Amanda Byrd lol! Just noticed. I really have to start doing this myself. Here's the link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

Can I add books that are pre-order?


message 14: by Cassandra (last edited Jun 02, 2017 10:19AM) (new)

Cassandra (cassanj) | 4919 comments Amanda wrote: "#11 Kindle version auto-added to the other Amanda Byrd lol! Just noticed. I really have to start doing this myself. Here's the link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3......"

#13 Moved to your profile. And yes, you can add books that are available for pre-order; just add as much information as possible at the time, and if you need any additional details added closer to publication, you can create a new thread here asking for help.


message 15: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Byrd | 32 comments Cassandra,

Thank you so much! Knowing I can do that will make life so much easier and I can stop bothering you guys :)


message 16: by Jonathan (new)

Jonathan Hill | 8 comments Hey, same problem here:

This Crazy Thing I Call My Life should be under my author name: Jonathan Hill

Thanks in advance!


message 17: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra (cassanj) | 4919 comments Jonathan wrote: "Hey, same problem here:

This Crazy Thing I Call My Life should be under my author name: Jonathan Hill

Thanks in advance!"


#16 moved to your profile.


message 18: by Jonathan (new)

Jonathan Hill | 8 comments Thanks a million :)


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