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message 1: by Hannah (last edited Apr 29, 2018 10:25PM) (new)

Hannah | 42 comments Hi
I really need some help as things have got a little messy.
I previously published a book under the name H.M.Lynn
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
My new book is being published under my full name Hannah Lynn
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...
When I added this book via my author page I thought it would automatically attribute it to me, but it has automatically been assigned to an author with the same name.
Is it possible to change my author name to Hannah Lynn, and ensure both these books are assigned to me?
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...
I hope you can help.
Also, I will be releasing a new edition of Amendments with an updated cover and name very soon.

Thanks Han
P.s. i did place this in another thread but think that was the wrong place.


message 2: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 26908 comments You should have posted in Book Issues, as this thread is for totally new books that need to be added to the database.

And all your links don't work as you've copy/pasted the previous post.


message 3: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 26908 comments I tracked back and got your H.M. Lynn profile, however, not sure on the Hannah Lynn book.

Is it The Afterlife of Walter Augustus by Hannah Lynn ?


message 5: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 26908 comments We can create the Hannah Lynn profile but unfortunately you'll need to contact support to change the H.M. Lynn profile as you're a Goodreads Author, and only support can do that for you.

If you could advise which book is yours under the Hannah Lynn authorname I'll separate it for you.


message 6: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 26908 comments Thanks Michael!!!!!

I went looking but couldn't see it :)


message 7: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 45486 comments Mod
Moved the Hannah Lynn book to its own profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...


message 8: by Hannah (new)

Hannah | 42 comments Hi Sandra
Yes it is The Afterlife of Walter Augustus https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...
Do you need me to re-post it in Book issues? I just assumed as this is a new book it should go here. Sorry.
Is it possible to change my author profile?
Thanks
Han


message 9: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 26908 comments No need, Rivka has already moved it to Book Issues :)

No need to be sorry, it was so you'd know for next time, every database is always different ~ I sometimes come across as a bit abrupt, but I don't mean to.

As to changing your author profile, you'll need to contact support as librarians can't change GR author profiles.

Either email

support @ goodreads (dot) com

or fill in the form

https://www.goodreads.com/about/conta...

and good luck with the new book.


message 10: by Hannah (new)

Hannah | 42 comments Thanks Rivka
Sorry Sandra, just seen your previous response. Is it possible just to switch Amendments
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
over to the new Hannah Lynn profile? And then I could just create a new Author Page maybe?


message 11: by Hannah (new)

Hannah | 42 comments Thanks Sandra


message 12: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 26908 comments No. It was published under H.M. Lynn, so that will remain, even if you publish it under Hannah.

So if you wish only 1 GR author profile, you'll need to get Support to switch it to the new profile which now exists for Hannah^^Lynn. Where ^ = a space. That's how we differentiate you from the Coloring Book Hannah.


message 13: by Hannah (new)

Hannah | 42 comments Hi Sandra,
Sorry to bother you again, but it says in my profile, the name can be edited by a librarian...
https://www.goodreads.com/author/edit...
Could this just be changed to Hannah Lynn and then attache the afterlife of Walter Augustus to this profile?
Just a thought.


message 14: by Hannah (new)

Hannah | 42 comments I've managed to edit my name but not the author profile.


message 15: by Sandra (last edited Apr 30, 2018 12:42AM) (new)

Sandra | 26908 comments Hannah do you see the logo & Goodreads Author to the right of your name?

It means we can't even open the edit details link, let alone do anything to your profile.

ETA: This is what comes up if we even try "Sorry, this author is on Goodreads and is responsible for editing their own data."


message 16: by Hannah (new)

Hannah | 42 comments Ok thanks anyway, i'll get on to Goodreads


message 17: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 26908 comments :)


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