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message 1: by Alemayew (new)

Alemayew Mideksa | 3 comments Hello,

I have my own Author profile. However, there is another author profile of my same name that has a more complete list of books that I've written.

This is my correct author profile -
https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/1...


And this is the duplicate.
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...


Can anyone help please merge or combine these profiles.

Thanks in advance!


message 2: by Suzi (new)

Suzi | 8667 comments Alemayew wrote: "Hello,

I have my own Author profile. However, there is another author profile of my same name that has a more complete list of books that I've written.

This is my correct author profile -
https..."


1. I have moved what looks like it may be your book [ you did not specify] to a unique profile.

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: Alemayehu^^Midekisa, 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 spaces.


message 3: by Alemayew (new)

Alemayew Mideksa | 3 comments Thank you. But you created a third author profile. What I wanted is to claim the incorrect (Alemayehu Midekisa) to the correct author profile (Alemayew Mideksa). If possible, please do this. Otherwise, can you remove the new profile that you have created as it creates more duplication.
Thanks.


message 4: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 26001 comments At the moment you only have a reader profile, not an author profile.

Suzi has created an author profile for you.

Please read her message.


message 5: by Alemayew (new)

Alemayew Mideksa | 3 comments Ok, thank you.


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