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message 1: by Tony (new)

Tony Evans (tonyevans) I recently added a book and the book was assigned to an author with the same name. Can someone help link the book to my name?

Divergent Dreams

Thank you for any help.


message 2: by Z-squared (new)

Z-squared | 8580 comments Done.

FYI, Goodreads uses extra spaces to disambiguate authors with otherwise identical names. The extra spaces are invisible to users and are only used in the 'author' field of a book's record. The author profile you claimed is Tony^^Evans, where ^ is a space. The extra space makes sure books appear on your profile. So when you add books in the future, you must include the extra space to get the book added to your profile.


message 3: by Tony (new)

Tony Evans (tonyevans) Thanks, that helps. I'll keep this in mind for next time.


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