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Same author three times with different name

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message 1: by [deleted user] (new)

Ok, so I have no idea what to do with this. It's the same book and same author, but the author name marked slightly different.

Any idea how to fix this?

message 2: by Paula (new)

Paula (paulaan) | 7027 comments Got it - you need to make the name the same for all 3 books, generally going with the name of the covers ( or the name on the majority of the covers) by updating the author name on the incorrect ones.

If not sure which name check out author website and use that one or the Library of Congress is the final arbitrator

message 3: by Darkpool (new)

Darkpool Under "edit data" on the author profile there's a link called "similar names" which is also often quite helpful if you hit one of these again, although it can be it can be a bit unpredictable about what it considers 'similar'

message 4: by Melody (new)

Melody (runningtune) | 13258 comments Make the change on the author profile page rather than the book page (if all the books belong to the same author).

message 5: by [deleted user] (new)

It's pretty messed up, since she has at least two profiles in Amazon also. However I think this one is the most intact one:

So maybe change it all under Pam Richter?

message 6: by Melody (new)

Melody (runningtune) | 13258 comments WorldCat is supposed to be our diffitive answer. But I can't find her listed. Looks like she publishes as P.M. Richter. Change the multiple author profiles pages to P.M. Richter so all her books will appear on one page.

message 7: by Paula (new)

Paula (paulaan) | 7027 comments I got it in message 2 as P.M Richter :)

message 8: by [deleted user] (new)

Someone fixed it I see. Missed the learning opportunity then. :P

message 9: by [deleted user] (new)

Paula wrote: "I got it in message 2 as P.M Richter :)"

Ah, missunderstood your earlier comment. All ok then. :)

message 11: by [deleted user] (new)

Ok, merged those and combined the books. Think I did it right.

message 12: by Beth (new)

Beth (bethjustbeth) | 1586 comments Learning opportunity recovered. :)

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