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message 1: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Horst (michelleahorst) | 1 comments Good day,

My Author name has changed on Amazon and on all my book covers, is it possible for a librarian to amend the covers on Goodreads so they will match Amazon and my author name?

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Thank you,

message 2: by Olivia (new)

Olivia (livka) | 7927 comments Hi Michelle,
this would be a large work as all your books need alternate cover editions.
Also I've noticed you changed your profile name.
Please note that it is Goodreads policy to keep the original author name (as on the first published edition) as a primary author.
Therefore all editions off your books will have Michelle Horst as a primary author (unless the book was never published with the old version of your name).
Please see:
We can add a new name as a secondary author to the editions with the old name on the cover.

message 3: by Olivia (new)

Olivia (livka) | 7927 comments Michelle,
I contacted GR staff about the procedure and, to prevent adding more work for us, will wait for their answer before adding any new editions.

message 4: by Olivia (new)

Olivia (livka) | 7927 comments I have contacted GR support again asking for an update.

message 5: by Olivia (new)

Olivia (livka) | 7927 comments Michelle,
I was able to start creating alternative cover editions today.

Here are first 3 linked to your new name profile:

I will do some more tomorrow.

If you wish you can claim the second author profile, but you will need to use a different email address to do so.

message 6: by Olivia (new)

Olivia (livka) | 7927 comments This is now finished.
Alternate cover editions with the new author name were added for 9 books.
Please let us know if there will be any more.

You might want to set up new editions as default, so they will come up in searches and will show on your profile. Here is how:

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