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message 1: by K.J. (last edited Apr 15, 2019 10:26AM) (new)

K.J. Farnham | 7 comments Hi. I've discovered an additional profile under my name with three of my books listed. I'm curious how this happened. Does this mean someone set up an author profile with my name and added my books? Here's the profile I'm referring to: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

And here's my real profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

Is it possible to remove the copycat profile? And if so, is it possible to move the reviews for the duplicate books listed with the copycat profile over to the corresponding books listed with my actual profile? Thanks!


message 2: by Scott (last edited Apr 15, 2019 10:33AM) (new)

Scott | 16267 comments It's not a copycat profile, it was probably imported automatically from Amazon. I will request a merge with your profile.

To avoid this problem in the future, make sure your initials are properly formatted when you submit your books to Amazon.


message 3: by K.J. (last edited Apr 15, 2019 10:46AM) (new)

K.J. Farnham | 7 comments Scott wrote: "It's not a copycat profile, it was probably imported automatically from Amazon. I will request a merge with your profile.

To avoid this problem in the future, make sure your initials are properly ..."


Thank you so much, Scott! I got nervous when I saw it. I really appreciate your help! :)

Oh, one more question regarding my initials... When I initially set up my author profile here on Goodreads, I did K.J. with no space, but my books are actually published and listed on retailers as K. J. with the space. Is there a way to fix that here in Goodreads? I once tried adding the space, which caused my books to no longer link up with my profile. Is there a way you can fix this on your end?


message 4: by Scott (new)

Scott | 16267 comments GR policy is to not have a space between initials.


message 5: by K.J. (new)

K.J. Farnham | 7 comments Scott wrote: "GR policy is to not have a space between initials."

Ah, yes, I remember that now. Thank you for your quick replies!


message 6: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 41666 comments Mod
This is the Goodreads policy on author names containing initials: https://www.goodreads.com/help/show/6...


message 7: by K.J. (new)

K.J. Farnham | 7 comments rivka wrote: "This is the Goodreads policy on author names containing initials: https://www.goodreads.com/help/show/6..."

Thank you, Rivka!


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