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message 1: by Chris (new)

Chris Genovese (chriscgenovese) | 9 comments Hi,

I recently had a Goodreads representative help me with separating my darker books under my new pen name, Carver Pike. My main pen name Chris Genovese is still listed as a second author. All these books still have the old covers with my original pen name on them. Can someone please help me change the covers to the new ones at the following links. These links are from Amazon. I appreciate all the help I can get. Thank you!

Diablo Snuff: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B012UX6MEM

Redgrave: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BJDVF9Q

Twisted Mirrors: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01328HPFY

Figments of Fear: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IC11C6E

Seed of Sin: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IQLA66W

The Fractured Fallen: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LXG4VT9


message 2: by Philip (new)

Philip (burnnerman) | 5913 comments We do not change covers of published books, that is against GR Policy, and the original Author name is required to be the primary Author on all books.


☕ Lachgas ♿  (lachgas) | 6187 comments Added an alternate cover edition for the first book https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...
You can set it as default edition

But leaving the rest for someone else, it's really annoying on the tablet (took about 10 minutes for this single one)


message 4: by Chris (new)

Chris Genovese (chriscgenovese) | 9 comments Lachgas wrote: "Added an alternate cover edition for the first book https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...
You can set it as default edition

But leaving the rest for someone else, it's really ..."


Thank you so much. I really do appreciate it. It seems like it would be a much simpler thing to do. Sorry you guys have to help with this kind of stuff.


message 5: by Tim (new)

Tim Martin (bytimmartin) | 9 comments I messed up. I tried to create an alternate cover edition for ON DEATH and FLYING. by TIM MARTIN and ended up with two distinct works appearing. So. What do I do?


message 6: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 42444 comments Mod
Lachgas wrote: "Added an alternate cover edition for the first book https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3..."

Looks like the publication name is actually C.C. Genovese. Edited.


message 7: by Chris (new)

Chris Genovese (chriscgenovese) | 9 comments rivka wrote: "Lachgas wrote: "Added an alternate cover edition for the first book https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3..."

Looks like the publication name is actually C.C. Genovese. Edited."


I'm not sure what happened but they were all changed to Chris Genovese (what they are supposed to be) by a Goodreads representative. Did you change them back to C.C. Genovese? I only asked for the covers to be changed to the correct new covers, not for my name to be changed back. Can you please undo the change to my name and put them back as Chris Genovese? All those books were fixed by Goodreads to have both Chris Genovese and Carver Pike names as authors so I could make changes to the books under my pen name.


message 8: by lethe (new)

lethe | 13731 comments C.C. Genovese is the name on the covers, so it can't be changed into Chris Genovese. I see there are indeed books with a C.C. Genovese cover that are (only) listed under Chris Genovese, but that is wrong. If that was done by a Goodreads representative, they did it contrary to policy.


message 9: by Sharon (last edited Jan 24, 2017 02:22PM) (new)

Sharon Kleve | 10 comments Hello,

Could you update my cover? Code Redhead - A Serial Novel. Three of the authors are no longer in the book. I'd also like to delete them as authors.

Could you take them off:

Reily Garrett, J.M Maurer, and Michelle Dare


message 10: by Chris (new)

Chris Genovese (chriscgenovese) | 9 comments lethe wrote: "C.C. Genovese is the name on the covers, so it can't be changed into Chris Genovese. I see there are indeed books with a C.C. Genovese cover that are (only) listed under Chris Genovese, but that is..."

My author name is Chris Genovese. Everything has been changed on Amazon, social media, websites, etc. C.C. Genovese was a gender neutral name I used when I first started. That name is no longer used. I understand it being on old editions, but I have over 20 books so having people change them back is counter productive. If Goodreads changes it, why would someone from the librarian group go in and make a change that wasn't even requested? I just emailed Goodreads to ask for help again with this. As an author, it sucks to feel that your hands are completely tied on Goodreads.


message 11: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 42444 comments Mod
Chris Genovese can be added as an additional author, but any book originally published under C.C. Genovese needs to have that author as the first listed author on all editions of the work.


message 12: by lethe (new)

lethe | 13731 comments Chris wrote: "If Goodreads changes it, why would someone from the librarian group go in and make a change that wasn't even requested?"

FYI, rivka is also a Goodreads staff member, and as the head librarian she knows the policy inside out.


message 13: by Chris (new)

Chris Genovese (chriscgenovese) | 9 comments rivka wrote: "Chris Genovese can be added as an additional author, but any book originally published under C.C. Genovese needs to have that author as the first listed author on all editions of the work."

Ok, and that makes sense, so why wouldn't you just add C.C. Genovese back along with the other two names instead of deleting Chris Genovese and changing it to C.C. Genovese. You can understand why that's frustrating, right? You took it upon yourself to make changes that weren't requested or necessary. And then didn't even help in the long run. That's not cool. My original question was about adding an alternate cover and you did something entirely different for no reason at all.


message 14: by Chris (new)

Chris Genovese (chriscgenovese) | 9 comments lethe wrote: "Chris wrote: "If Goodreads changes it, why would someone from the librarian group go in and make a change that wasn't even requested?"

FYI, rivka is also a Goodreads staff member, and as the head ..."


I'm not trying to be a pain in the butt here. I just don't get why we're told to come here to ask for help, and then we don't get any. Only one person above tried to help. Every person after that has only told me why I'm all wrong. If I'm wrong about the way things are supposed to be done, fine, but please help me fix it and reach an outcome that helps me as an author.


message 15: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 42444 comments Mod
Chris wrote: "You can understand why that's frustrating, right? You took it upon yourself to make changes that weren't requested or necessary."

Your first post in this thread indicated that you wanted the name Chris Genovese removed from the Carver Pike books. I thought replacing Chris Genovese with C.C. Genovese was a way to follow Goodreads policy but still remove them from your current author profile, which seemed to be what you were requesting.

I can add Chris Genovese back as an author on those books later today, if another librarian has not gotten to them first.


message 16: by Chris (new)

Chris Genovese (chriscgenovese) | 9 comments rivka wrote: "Chris wrote: "You can understand why that's frustrating, right? You took it upon yourself to make changes that weren't requested or necessary."

Your first post in this thread indicated that you wa..."


Hi Rivka, I think there's been a misunderstanding and it's my fault for not explaining myself very well in the first post. The name was fine. Someone helped me add Chris Genovese to the Carver Pike books so that I could still have some control over the books under that pen name. That's fine. That's what I wanted. I was trying to explain that originally I'd been writing under the name C.C. Genovese and that after all the changes, I hadn't realized the covers would still say C.C. Genovese.

So all I was asking was for the covers to be changed to the new ones at the links I provided in the first post. If the covers can't be changed, is it possible to have them put up as alternate ones so I can change the default to those?

I'm so sorry for causing issues or not explaining myself well the first time. My fault. I really do want to start using Goodreads more as I'd like to move away from only hanging out on Facebook. Thank you.


message 17: by Chris (new)

Chris Genovese (chriscgenovese) | 9 comments Oh, and yes, can someone please add Chris Genovese back to all the Carver Pike books as a second author or whatever it's called. Thank you.


message 18: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 42444 comments Mod
Done.


message 19: by Chris (new)

Chris Genovese (chriscgenovese) | 9 comments Thank you for your help!


message 20: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 42444 comments Mod
Sure! Sorry about the confusion.


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