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message 1: by Kate (new)

Kate Hill | 2 comments Four books I have not written are showing up in my author profile. Three are written by different authors with the same name.

Cassoulet: A French Obsession by Kate Hill

Lily the Llama by Kate Hill

Medical Communication Skills and Law Made Easy: The Patient-Centred Approach by Tsong Kwong, Ann O'Brien, Qiang Kwong, Kate Hill

Migrating Library Data: A P... Migrating Library Data: A Practical Manual by Kyle Banerjee

Any help with deleting these from my profile would be appreciated.

Thank you,

Kate


message 2: by Codex (new)

Codex | 3401 comments #1: Those books removed from your author profile.
➜ Since you have a large number of works, please check.


message 3: by Kate (new)

Kate Hill | 2 comments Thank you for removing them. I just checked my profile and the book list now looks fine.


message 4: by James (new)

James Hunter (james_a_hunter) | 12 comments Hi there, my book Viridian Gate Online: The Jade Lord ( www.goodreads.com/book/show/35388564-... ) has been added to the wrong author profile. Here is the correct profile: www.goodreads.com/author/show/1094981...


message 5: by Emy (last edited Jun 10, 2017 01:18PM) (new)

Emy (emypt) | 5029 comments #4 moved to profile matching the cover. If you also want it to show on the James A. profile, we can add that name as a secondary author.

(Note to other Librarians, James A. Hunter is too close to J.A. so it will need adding by Staff or by using a workaround)


message 6: by James (new)

James Hunter (james_a_hunter) | 12 comments Emy wrote: "#4 moved to profile matching the cover. If you also want it to show on the James A. profile, we can add that name as a secondary author.

(Note to other Librarians, James A. Hunter is too close to ..."


Is there no way to just merge J.A. Hunter (which is me, an account the Librarians set up) with my James A. Hunter account? That's the name the book is actually published under, it just says J.A. Hunter on the cover? The other two books in the series have already been added to my James A. Hunter account. If you need more verification, here's a link to my Amazon page with all the books listed: www.amazon.com/James-Hunter/e/B00R7T569C


message 7: by Codex (last edited Jun 10, 2017 05:47PM) (new)

Codex | 3401 comments #6: “James A. Hunter” has been added as secondary author to your book https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

In Goodreads, what appears on book covers is significant, and established rules governing author names (i.a.) need to be adhered to in the interests of consistency and minimising conflicts.

The way this has been handled for your new book (with author name deviating in its presentation) is the standard way of dealing with such cases: the name as printed on the cover is retained, and the book still properly associates with the correct author.

Your merging suggestion is unfortunately not workable (for reasons partially touched on above).


message 8: by James (new)

James Hunter (james_a_hunter) | 12 comments Okay, thanks for the help.


message 9: by Ashleigh (new)

Ashleigh Young | 1 comments Hi there,

I have two books by a different writer also named Ashleigh Young listed on my page. These are 'Forever Young' https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...

and 'Split Ends and Caramel Frappucinos' https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

Can these please be removed from my page?

Many thanks for your help!!
Ashleigh


message 10: by Codex (new)

Codex | 3401 comments #9: Your book links are broken. . . .
[Click on them and see where they go.]

(This usually happens when trying to copy+paste a link directly from the text of an existing post. Best to copy the complete URL from the browser address bar when on the target book page itself.)

⇢ Nevertheless, the books you referred to have been removed from your author profile.


message 11: by Codex (new)

Codex | 3401 comments #11: Adil wrote: "My book is https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

please only add this book to my profile. not any other. and detach any book linked to this book"


The author profile associated with that book has not been claimed: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

That author profile has two associated works, which information is currently in agreement with the information published on Amazon for those works—so there is no justification to change anything.

Based on your user account status, you do not have an author profile. If you are the author of the works in question, you may claim the author profile by clicking the “Is this you? Let us know” link towards the end of the author page. Be aware that it may take several days for the application to be processed by Goodreads staff.


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