Goodreads Librarians Group discussion

213 views
Questions > Author listed twice

Comments Showing 1-7 of 7 (7 new)    post a comment »
dateDown arrow    newest »

message 2: by Melanti (new)

Melanti | 761 comments The staff will have to take care of that one, but I've added it to the appropriate thread.


message 3: by Haakon (new)

Haakon | 1 comments Melanti wrote: "The staff will have to take care of that one, but I've added it to the appropriate thread."

This is also the case with this author:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

It looks like they publish the English translations under "J. S. Drangsholt", and the Norwegian ones as "Janne S. Drangsholt".

Is this the appropriate place to notify staff about issues like these?


message 4: by Lusie (new)

Lusie (illusie) I don't know where this should be posted, but I saw an author that is listed twice. The author has written two books, but each books is listed on goodreads under another name. Very confusing.

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


message 5: by Emy (last edited Jun 04, 2017 03:56PM) (new)

Emy (emypt) | 5029 comments #4 Fixed to match cover and added book to series


message 6: by Lusie (new)

Lusie (illusie) Thank you


message 7: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 42039 comments Mod
Haakon wrote: "It looks like they publish the English translations under "J. S. Drangsholt", and the Norwegian ones as "Janne S. Drangsholt"."

We do not merge distinct pen-names. See https://www.goodreads.com/help/show/4...
In some cases, a book may be originally published under a pen name, but then later reissued under the author's original name. When this happens, the author listed for any and all editions should be the author name the book was originally published under - so the reissued edition would need its primary author name changed to the originally published pen name, with the additional name added as secondary for all editions with it on the cover. Doing this will allow the various editions to be combined.



back to top