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message 1: by Sylvain (new)

Sylvain (odetothepillow) | 4 comments I manually added a book by a certain Simon Brown, which is obviously not the Simon Brown that it then links one to:
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...

The book I added:
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10...

I somehow doubt that it is either of the other Simon Browns in the database, including this one:
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...

I don't know how to deal with such matters. Can someone help me and create a new author entry (or switch the author to the latter entry, if they have reason to believe they are one and the same author)?

Thank you!


message 2: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 42013 comments Mod
Done.

Sylvain, we separate ("disambiguate") author by adding extra spaces to their names. Since there were already three Simon Browns, I made him Simon^^^^Brown (where each ^ stands for a space).


message 3: by Sylvain (new)

Sylvain (odetothepillow) | 4 comments Thank you, Rivka! Now I will know for next time.


message 4: by Dana (new)

Dana Davis (danadavis) | 7 comments I'm a Goodreads author and noticed that someone has recently listed me as an author for Prom Night by Nelson McCormick. But I am not associated with that book and I can't seem to find how to detach my name from it. http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10...


message 5: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 42013 comments Mod
Done.


message 6: by Dana (new)

Dana Davis (danadavis) | 7 comments Thank you, rivka!


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