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message 1: by J (new)

J | 4 comments The two authors are the same - one page uses his Chinese name ("余华"), another uses his English name ("Yu Hua")". Books associated with both pages list both English and Chinese versions of the books. I am not sure whether I should combine the two pages together into one ("Yu Hua").

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...


message 2: by lethe (new)

lethe | 14207 comments Absolutely not, see the Librarian Manual: https://www.goodreads.com/help/show/4...

This means that the English name should be primary on all editions, and the author name in other spellings/languages secondary on the editions with that name on the cover.


message 3: by J (new)

J | 4 comments lethe wrote: "Absolutely not, see the Librarian Manual: https://www.goodreads.com/help/show/4...

This means that the English name should be primary on all editions, and th..."


How can I add a "primary author name" to all the editions on the page quickly without doing it one by one?


message 4: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 26088 comments It can only be done one by one.


message 5: by lethe (new)

lethe | 14207 comments Sandra wrote: "It can only be done one by one."

... and edition by edition: https://www.goodreads.com/work/editio... (All three editions of this book need to have the English name added as primary.)

Joshua, if you wish, you can move this to the 'Looking for a Project' folder, so librarians interested in helping out can assist you.


message 6: by Arenda (new)

Arenda | 21859 comments All books/editions now have Yu Hua as primary author.


message 7: by lethe (new)

lethe | 14207 comments Arenda wrote: "All books/editions now have Yu Hua as primary author."

You're a star ⭐️


message 8: by Arenda (new)

Arenda | 21859 comments Thanks :)


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