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message 1: by Alice (new)

Alice Hunter | 2 comments Hi, please could you link the following book to my profile (Alice Hunter) as it's currently incorrectly linked to another author with the same name. Thank you
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5...


message 2: by Emily (new)

Emily | 14840 comments I moved it to a blank profile that you can claim if you wish.
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...
Goodreads uses spaces in the author field to differentiate between authors with the same name. You will have two spaces between your first and last name, so don't remove them.
Click here to claim the profile:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/conf...


message 3: by Alice (new)

Alice Hunter | 2 comments Emily wrote: "I moved it to a blank profile that you can claim if you wish.
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...
Goodreads uses spaces in the author field to differentiate between authors..."


Thank you!


message 4: by Brian (new)

Brian Berg (goodreadscombrian_berg) | 3 comments I have the same issue with a book of mine. My fantasy novel "The Azure Throne: A Dragon's Treasure Novel" is on the profile of another person with the same name.

Azure Throne takes place in the same world as another one of my stories, already on my profile "The Beast and the Monster" and I would like it placed on my profile where it belongs. Thank you.

Find the book and incorrect author profile here:

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


message 5: by Suzi (new)

Suzi | 8667 comments Brian wrote: "I have the same issue with a book of mine. My fantasy novel "The Azure Throne: A Dragon's Treasure Novel" is on the profile of another person with the same name.

Azure Throne takes place in the s..."


1. Goodreads disambiguates between authors of the same name by using spaces between the author's first and last name.

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

3. 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.

4. You can post in this forum to have it moved, or you can add the book with the 4 spaces between your first and last name before publication.

5. When you ask for assistance, it is helpful to include that your author profile has 4 spaces.

6. Thank you so much for providing the link to the book in question.


message 6: by Brian (new)

Brian Berg (goodreadscombrian_berg) | 3 comments So, what does that mean? Is it going to my profile? A lot of things I don't know about this site, I don't know how to add a book BEFORE publication. I already posted it in this forum to have it moved?


message 7: by Scott (new)

Scott | 22342 comments Yes, it is now on your profile.


message 8: by Brian (new)

Brian Berg (goodreadscombrian_berg) | 3 comments Thank you. Sorry for any inconvenience or irritation; still learning the ropes


message 9: by Dobby (last edited Sep 17, 2020 12:01AM) (new)

Dobby (dobby0390) | 4307 comments Brian wrote: "Thank you. Sorry for any inconvenience or irritation; still learning the ropes"

You're fine, Brian. It can take awhile to acquaint yourself with all the site has to offer. Goodreads Help offers a wealth of information. Here are some topics you might find helpful (tucked behind a "Spoiler" curtain due to length): (view spoiler)

As always, please don't hesitate to make a request here in the Librarian Group. We're here to help.


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