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message 1: by Gavin (new)

Gavin William Wright (gavinwilliamwright) | 14 comments hello, i have the following hardback edition of a book: but i am unable to combine it with the paperback version - - can anybody fix this?

message 2: by Olivia (new)

Olivia (livka) | 7927 comments done

message 3: by Gavin (new)

Gavin William Wright (gavinwilliamwright) | 14 comments thank you.. but the hardback now only lists gavin william wright as the editor and not 'favourite colours' as the author? And i can no longer edit the book details?

message 4: by Olivia (new)

Olivia (livka) | 7927 comments It looks for me like Favourite Colours is a publisher and we don't list publishers in the author field.
Anyway, for the collection of stories the editor would be listed as primary author, so I don't think you'll be able to edit the book either way.

Unless someone higher up will decide differently.

message 5: by Gavin (new)

Gavin William Wright (gavinwilliamwright) | 14 comments yeah, it's a bit of a mess - i used to be gavin william wright and then i started using a pen name, favourite colours, but they won't let me drop the old name - this is why i couldn't merge it, because now i'm logged in as favourite colours i can't merge things properly. so most of the old stuff has both names, and i put GWW as the editor to try to distance it from FC. but the hardback has never been GWW and should not be listed as such. can you refer it to someone else - GWW should never have been associated with the hardback and now it is GWW i can't update the book data....

message 6: by Olivia (new)

Olivia (livka) | 7927 comments You can try to claim GWW profile with different email address or contact support and see if they will change the author

message 7: by Gavin (new)

Gavin William Wright (gavinwilliamwright) | 14 comments ok, i need to do something about it, as it's all a bit messy. favourite colours is the author, a favourite colours book is the publish BTW.

message 8: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (last edited May 18, 2018 04:45PM) (new)

rivka | 45482 comments Mod
In some cases, a book may be originally published under a pen name, but then later reissued under the author's original name. When this happens, the author listed first for any and all editions should be the author name the book was originally published under - so the reissued edition would need its primary author name changed to the originally published pen name, with the additional name added as secondary for all editions with it on the cover. Doing this will allow the various editions to be combined.

message 9: by Gavin (new)

Gavin William Wright (gavinwilliamwright) | 14 comments Rivka - understood. How do i get access to my books under the original author? i log in as favourite colours through my facebook account, i used to log in to GWW with this same log in....

message 10: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 45482 comments Mod
If you want to log in under a different pen-name, you will need an additional Goodreads account, linked to a different email address.

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