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message 1: by Erin (new)

Erin Grey (erintiffanygrey) | 2 comments Hi, my book is under another author profile that has the same name as me. It's this book:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5...

Please can it be moved to my profile?

Thanks,
Erin


message 2: by Suzi (new)

Suzi | 8667 comments 1. Goodreads disambiguates between authors of the same name by using spaces before the author's last name.

2. Your author profile has 2 spaces: Erin^^Grey , 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 2 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 2 spaces.


message 3: by Erin (new)

Erin Grey (erintiffanygrey) | 2 comments Thanks, Suzi. Please can you move the book from Erin^Grey to Erin^^Grey.

I did not add the book - it must have been done automatically.


message 4: by Suzi (new)

Suzi | 8667 comments Erin wrote: "Thanks, Suzi. Please can you move the book from Erin^Grey to Erin^^Grey.

I did not add the book - it must have been done automatically."


I'm sorry - I moved it when I sent the above message.


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