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message 1: by Christine (new)

Christine Bailey | 3 comments My book Paper Hearts should have my name as Christine N. Bailey, not Christine Cartwright. This error was addressed with goodreads a couple years ago yet it still isn't showing correctly. I have included a link to where it's displayed incorrectly, as well as a link to Amazon, where it's displayed correctly. Thank you

message 2: by Emily (last edited Sep 22, 2019 07:13PM) (new)

Emily | 13013 comments Librarians can't change the primary author order on the book records, as it would be going against Goodreads policy. The books are always listed with the original author name first. You'll need to contact Support to address that:

message 3: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 41704 comments Mod
Please see: (See: Author pseudonyms/pen names)
For books published under multiple versions of the author's name or published under multiple pseudonyms: The first author listed for any and all editions should be the author name the book was originally published under - so the reissued edition would need its primary author name changed to the originally published pen name, with the additional name added as secondary for all editions with it on the cover. Doing this will allow the various editions to be combined.

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