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message 1: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Bunin Bunin (melissarooneywriting) | 8 comments I appear to have three Goodreads author accounts, each of which shows different books. In addition, when people search for my new children's book, The Fate of the Frog, they get my old self-published and retired book page (for The Fate of *A* Frog), which is causing confusion when it comes to leaving reviews and knowing which book is in print.

Can someone please help me combine the two author pages as Melissa B .Rooney? I think this may eliminate the problem.

Author link 1:
[Note that this link shows all my books except for Eddie the Electron Moves Out, which I also authored ( For this reason, I think you should keep this author link, just add Eddie the Electron Moves Out, and delete the links below.)

Author link 2:
[This link *only* shows The Fate of *A* Frog, which is no longer in print.

Author link 3:
(This link only shows Eddie the Electron Moves Out.)

When I do a search for Melissa Rooney (my name), all of my books show up except for my latest one, The Fate of the Frog, which seems weird to me given the author links above:

Thank you SO much for your help straightening this out. The Fate of the Frog just won the 2018 Beverly Hills Children's Fiction Book Award, and I am trying to point people to Goodreads as an alternative to Amazon for reviews.

Melissa (Rooney)

message 2: by Abcdarian (last edited Dec 01, 2018 12:35PM) (new)

Abcdarian | 21228 comments Because Melissa B. Rooney contains Melissa Rooney, those profiles can be merged. However, Melissa Bunin Rooney is not contained in Melissa B., so remains separate unless you wish to use that full name. Also, because the book was first published under that name, that has to be the first listed author name on all editions, which means you can't edit that book unless you apply for another author profile using a separate email address.

I added a note to The Fate of a Frog, directing people to the new edition, which may suffice. When the new one has been shelved more often than the old one, it will appear as the default view. Also added a note to the Bunin profile.

The reason the search shows "a" instead of "the" is that the editions are combined and "a" is the current default view.

message 3: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Bunin Bunin (melissarooneywriting) | 8 comments Gotcha. Thanks so much for taking the time to look into this and apply a remedy. XO, Melissa

message 4: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Bunin Bunin (melissarooneywriting) | 8 comments One more quick thing. My newest book, The Fate of the Frog (2018) does not appear when I click on either the "Melissa Bunin Rooney" or the "Melissa B. Rooney" author links, nor does it appear when I search for "Melissa Rooney" (though all my other books do appear, despite having B. in the name). So my question is this:

Is there any way to make "The Fate of *the* Frog" (latest edition) the default view instead of "The Fate of *a* Frog" (earlier edition)?

I really appreciate your persistence on this. I will definitely use the exact same author name moving forward.


message 5: by Emily (new)

Emily | 14994 comments You have to claim the author profile of "Melissa Bunin Rooney" in order to set the default edition. Otherwise it goes by the edition with the most shelvings by users. However that would merge your reader and author profiles. Someone else may have better advice for you, especially if you are just going to use your middle initial going forward.

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