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message 1: by Andrew (last edited Sep 08, 2020 02:58AM) (new)

Andrew Harding (andrewharding) | 2 comments I wrote the book - These Are Not Gentle People (as well as an earlier book, The Mayor of Mogadishu) - but someone with the same name as me is listed as the author... a different Andrew Harding. How can I correct this?


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Suzi | 8668 comments Andrew wrote: "I wrote the book - These Are Not Gentle People (as well as an earlier book, The Mayor of Mogadishu) - but someone with the same name as me is listed as the author... a different Andrew Harding. How..."

I will review this. When asking for assistance, it is quite helpfule to provide links to the books in question.


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Suzi | 8668 comments Andrew wrote: "I wrote the book - These Are Not Gentle People (as well as an earlier book, The Mayor of Mogadishu) - but someone with the same name as me is listed as the author... a different Andrew Harding. How..."

1. I found the various works on a couple of different profiles and moved to your profile.

2. Goodreads disambiguates between authors of the same name with spaces before the last name.

3. Your author profile has 2 spaces: Andrew^^Harding where ^ equals a space.

4. It is helpful to mention that your profile has 2 spaces when asking for assistance.

5. There is a librarian note on your profile that says your profile has 3 spaces. I will contact Goodreads Support to have that note corrected.

6. I combined the appropriate editions, and deleted some stray empty/incorrect editions.


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Andrew Harding (andrewharding) | 2 comments Many thanks Suzi!


message 5: by VMB (new)

VMB | 12 comments Hi,

These two books have the same author, but her newest novel has been listed under someone else with the same name:-

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4...

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5...

The author associated with the first link is the correct one, please could the book in the second link be moved over.

Thanks


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Sandra | 24728 comments #5 done


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M.A. (mulberry666) | 3 comments Hi Librarians,
I added my soon-to-be-published book, RUNNERS: Sins and Lovers, (ISBN13: 978183815227) to the Goodreads database.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5...

Unfortunately, it is associated with another author of the same name. [M. A. Hunt]. I cannot change this, so I am asking for your assistance.

I would like it moved to my name, so that I can add further details and a cover.

Many thanks,
Mike


message 8: by Suzi (new)

Suzi | 8668 comments M. wrote: "Hi Librarians,
I added my soon-to-be-published book, RUNNERS: Sins and Lovers, (ISBN13: 978183815227) to the Goodreads database.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5...

Unfortunately..."


1. You can claim this by going to the author profile page here:

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

scroll down and click on the link that says is this you?

2. There is already an author with the same name.

3. Goodreads disambiguates between authors of the same name by using spaces before the author's last name.

4. Your author profile has 2 spaces: M.A.^^Hunt, where the ^ equals a space. Goodreads author name standards are for initials to have a period after each initial, and no space. So when you add a book, it is important to use the format given.

5. When publications are automatically imported from Amazon or other sources, the "handshake' between Goodreads and the other source do not recognize multiple spaces, so the work goes to the default 1 space profile. Also, depending on how import source has formatted your initials, your name may match your GR author profile.

6. You can post in this forum to have it moved, or you can add the book with the 2 spaces before your last name before publication.

7. When you ask for assistance, it is helpful to include that your author profile has 2 spaces.

8. Until your author account is approved, you can provide your publication information here and a librarian will update if for you.


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