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Christina C. Jones
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Christina Jones (jonesyc) | 12 comments Christina C Jones
Christina C. Jones

Hello, I am consistently having an issue where my books are being added under two different profile names. Is it possible to simply have the "." removed from my middle initial, and the two profiles merged, so that when I publish a new book and it imports from amazon (without the ".") the new books are going to the right profile?


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rivka | 42415 comments Mod
Please see the Goodreads policy on author names containing initials: https://www.goodreads.com/help/show/6...


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Christina Jones (jonesyc) | 12 comments rivka wrote: "Please see the Goodreads policy on author names containing initials: https://www.goodreads.com/help/show/6..."

understood. But, my issue of the two different profiles remains. Can they be merged? And is there anything i can do to prevent this happening in the future?


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Arenda | 20165 comments Christina wrote: "And is there anything i can do to prevent this happening in the future?"

The author profile without the "." usually comes from books that are imported through an automated process.
If you add your books before they are imported (make sure the isbn or ASIN is on the book record), it will prevent the book from being imported and the other author profile from being created.

When books are already imported, it is usually a quick fix for librarians to move the books to your profile.


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