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Book Issues > Right name, wrong author

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message 1: by [deleted user] (new)

The author of this book
is a client of mine who has the unfortunate name of Gordon Brown.

Predictably, the author link on this book currently links to the other Gordon Brown (the ex-UK prime minister).

Can this be fixed to the proper Gordon Brown

message 2: by Chris (last edited Aug 25, 2010 05:23AM) (new)

Chris  (haughtc) | 159 comments Done. This Gordon Brown is linked once the author is edited on the book page with two spaces between names: "Gordon^^Brown".

message 3: by Paula (new)

Paula (paulaan) | 7029 comments Chris

Each disambiged Author needs to have the following message added to the description in the author profile:

Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name. See this thread for more information. and a librian note added indicating author name if number of spaces

Also since one of the authors is a GR author you need to message him and ask that he puts the message in his author profile

The names and with the number of spaces should also be added to the following list:

Look at this author:

message 4: by Chris (new)

Chris  (haughtc) | 159 comments Thanks for the tips, Paula! That's very helpful. I've taken care of these.

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