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The Missing Man (The Forensic Genealogist #4.3)
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message 1: by Pam (new) - rated it 3 stars

Pam Baddeley | 207 comments There are several issues with a book I've just read.

The ISBN is 9781542910750
Title: The Missing Man: A Morton Farrier Novella
Author: Nathan Dylan Goodwin
Published: 2017
Publisher: CreateSpace

Firstly, this edition (shown on this page - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3... -) is described as being by 'Mr Nathan Dylan Goodwin' but that link goes to an empty author record. However the author does have a real record on GR which links his other books so that blank record needs to be scrapped and this book linked to the full record.

This is the empty author record - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

This is the proper author record with all his details - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

Secondly the book I've given details of above doesn't have a cover image. The cover is the same as the one shown on the Kindle edition https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...
which is linked to the proper author page.

Next, there are duplicate records for the book which don't have any details. They are linked to the correct author record but look like mistakes, for example, this one has his name as part of the title - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3... - but no ISBN or other details.

There is also this one - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3... - which again has no book details.

As far as I'm aware there is only the CreateSpace edition, currently linked to the blank author 'Mr' Nathan Dylan Goodwin, and the Kindle version linked to the actual author page.

Thanks and regards


message 2: by Arenda (last edited May 29, 2017 11:41AM) (new)

Arenda | 20165 comments I've corrected the author name (removed mr) which moved the book to the correct profile.
Also added the cover from Amazon (we can't take covers from another edition).
Combined all editions. There are indeed two duplicates. Both are now in the process of being merged.


message 3: by Pam (new) - rated it 3 stars

Pam Baddeley | 207 comments Thank you very much Arenda.

Do you need to delete the empty author profile, the 'Mr' one, as I see it is still there?

Regards


Carol She's So Novel꧁꧂  | 4667 comments Pam wrote: "Thank you very much Arenda.

Do you need to delete the empty author profile, the 'Mr' one, as I see it is still there?

Regards"


GR runs a script which deletes empty author profiles.


message 5: by Pam (new) - rated it 3 stars

Pam Baddeley | 207 comments OK thanks for explaining that Carol.


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