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message 1: by Kate (new)

Kate King (kateking) | 2 comments https://www.goodreads.com/author/conf...
I am only the author of one book (so far) "A Contemplative Camino", but it has been attributed to another Kate King. I haven't been able to set up my own author page because of this confusion. Does anyone know how to untangle the books???


message 2: by Suzi (new)

Suzi | 8668 comments 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 between the author's first and last name.

4. Your author profile has 2 spaces: Kate^^King, where the ^ equals a space.

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.

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

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

8. When you need assistance with a specific book, please provide a link to that book.


message 3: by Kate (new)

Kate King (kateking) | 2 comments thank you!


message 4: by Jess (new)

Jess Jenkins (jessjenkins832) | 1 comments I have the same problem. My only book (Elise and Amos and the Faerie Stone) has been attributed to another Jess Jenkins and I can't set up my author page without it. Can someone help me figure this out? I don't even know how to get started.
Elise and Amos and the Faerie Stone


message 5: by Suzi (new)

Suzi | 8668 comments Jess wrote: "I have the same problem. My only book (Elise and Amos and the Faerie Stone) has been attributed to another Jess Jenkins and I can't set up my author page without it. Can someone help me figure this..."

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 between the author's first and last name.

4. Your author profile has 2 spaces: Jess^^Jenkins, where the ^ equals a space.

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.

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

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

8. When you need assistance with a specific book, please provide a link to that book as you did, it is quite helpful.


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