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message 1: by W.L. (new)

W.L. Liberman | 16 comments Hi,

There are two listings of the same book in my author profile.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

Can I just keep the one with all the details: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

Thanks!


message 2: by Olivia (new)

Olivia (livka) | 7927 comments Hi,
I merged the empty edition and combined with others on your authors page.


message 3: by W.L. (new)

W.L. Liberman | 16 comments Hi,

Could I please have separate listings for The French edition: Ezra et le Lionceau and the English edition: Ezra and the Lion Cub?

Thanks!


message 4: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 43502 comments Mod
Goodreads policy is for editions in different languages to be combined into a single work.


message 5: by W.L. (new)

W.L. Liberman | 16 comments Is it possible for the English title and cover to be displayed in the listing icon under the author's list? https://www.goodreads.com/author/list...

Thanks.


message 6: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 43502 comments Mod
As the author, you have the ability to change which edition of the book is the default, which will show on your author profile. Here's how: https://www.goodreads.com/help/show/3...


message 7: by W.L. (new)

W.L. Liberman | 16 comments Thank you. I'd like to update the cover photo for the french editions but it says "Only librarians have permission to delete the cover for this book." How do I go about it?


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message 9: by W.L. (new)

W.L. Liberman | 16 comments Thank you. Could you please delete the duplicate listing that appears under "Wili Liberman": https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2.... I'd like to keep the book listing only under the name W.L. Liberman.


message 10: by [deleted user] (last edited Mar 15, 2018 11:37AM) (new)

https://www.goodreads.com/work/editio... 3 editions
https://www.goodreads.com/work/editio... 2 editions

They look like they all have valid isbn/asins We can combine them all but see # 2 in link of message 8. We don't delete books.

ETA any librarians that come across this please note I don't have privileges so I can't actually do anything. Please pick it up if your available.


message 11: by W.L. (new)

W.L. Liberman | 16 comments Is it possible to combine the books all under the same name: "W.L. Liberman"?

Thanks


message 12: by W.L. (new)

W.L. Liberman | 16 comments Hi,

It would be better not to merge but instead change the name that appears as Wili Liberman to W.L. Liberman. Is it possible to edit names? Thanks


message 13: by [deleted user] (last edited Mar 19, 2018 05:21AM) (new)

Yes I'm pretty sure they will merge the Wili profile into the W.L. profile and that will cause all the books to be combined together. 5 distinct books all sharing the same page and reviews.

But.... B0066UUO7C is still on amazon as Wili so perhaps they will still leave that name on there but can for sure get them all on your W.L. profile. A couple of them might just have two versions of your name. I'll leave that to a more experienced user to decide/explain.

eta: see msg 17 I didn't have it right. Wili is considered a pen name and should not be merged.


message 14: by W.L. (new)

W.L. Liberman | 16 comments In that case please go ahead and merge all 5 books under "W. L. Liberman". It is alright that a couple of them appear under two names. Thanks!


message 15: by [deleted user] (new)

Okay I'm sure someone will come along that can actually help you at some point. You can always "bump" the thread in 24-48 hours if it gets lost in the other requests.

And a FYI, for Goodreads lingo
Merge means delete one thing into another
Combine means join them together. Like let them hold hands but they are still two+ things.


message 16: by W.L. (new)

W.L. Liberman | 16 comments Thank you. I'll be reposting my request.


message 17: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 43502 comments Mod
Corinne wrote: "Yes I'm pretty sure they will merge the Wili profile into the W.L. profile"

That is not correct. We do not merge distinct pen-names. And the book was originally published under the name Wili Liberman, so that name will be the first listed author for all editions.

If another librarian does not get to this before me, I can work on this later.


message 18: by W.L. (new)

W.L. Liberman | 16 comments Hi,

Can I please have all editions of Ezra and the Lion Cub appearing under the name "Wili Liberman": https://www.goodreads.com/work/editio... combined under the name "W.L. Liberman": https://www.goodreads.com/work/editio....

Thank you.


message 19: by [deleted user] (new)

rivka wrote: "That is not correct. We do not merge distinct pen-names. And the book was originally published under the..."

Got it.


message 20: by W.L. (new)

W.L. Liberman | 16 comments Sure thanks! Looking forward to a solution.


message 21: by W.L. (new)

W.L. Liberman | 16 comments Hi,

How can I add a website link to my book listing? : https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

Thanks


message 22: by [deleted user] (last edited Mar 16, 2018 09:29AM) (new)

FYI looks like this all your books are under W.L. now. I imagine staff will want to get that pen name back on the appropriate books.

I'm sure if you provide the url a volunteer will add it for you. It's against policy to add them to the description. So posting here and having them added to the url field is the way to go.

ETA oh I see you made a whole new thread https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/... therefore the "pen name" discussion got missed. Its recommended that you *bump* a thread rather than creating a new one. Sorry if *bump* wasn't explained properly by me.


message 23: by ☕ Lachgas ♿ (last edited Mar 16, 2018 02:27PM) (new)

☕ Lachgas ♿  (lachgas) | 6188 comments rivka wrote: "And the book was originally published under the name Wili Liberman, so that name will be the first listed author for all editions.

If another librarian does not get to this before me, I can work on this later."


added Wili Liberman as primary on all editions of Ezra and the Lion Club.


message 24: by W.L. (new)

W.L. Liberman | 16 comments Thank you. How do I "bump" a thread?


message 25: by [deleted user] (last edited Mar 19, 2018 05:22AM) (new)

any comment will "bump" it.

That will cause it to come to the top of the list again. The moderators just ask that we wait 24 hours to "bump" it.

eta thx Lachgas :)


message 27: by Z-squared (new)

Z-squared | 8580 comments 26 combined and done.


message 29: by Z-squared (new)

Z-squared | 8580 comments 28 combined and done


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