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goodreads debacle{last post I swear} (1 Viewer)

kunox

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I have a doppelganger. no literally.. there is supposedly another josh head that writes books. I think goodreads has confused me with him. I have reported it. I don't think he is malicious though. I literally saw him post about this issue and I thought it was resolved but apparently it is not. I am american and born in 1984 not australian at all.

P.s. I wouldn't have posted again but despite reporting it. I am not sure what to do.
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Kyle R

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This is actually surprisingly common. There's another author with the same name as me, as well, who writes instructional sports books. Our books sometimes overlap.

If one of your books has been posted under this other Josh's name (or one of his books has been posted under your name), then you should make a post in the Goodreads Librarians Group, under the Book Issues forum. Link: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/group_folder/59?group_id=220

(The Goodreads Librarians are like moderators, and they will move your books and/or his books to the correct profile, as long as you tell them specifically which books should be moved.)

If you do a quick browse through the forum linked above, you'll see examples of other authors posting about similar issues. :encouragement:
 

TheMightyAz

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I have a doppelganger. no literally.. there is supposedly another josh head that writes books. I think goodreads has confused me with him. I have reported it. I don't think he is malicious though. I literally saw him post about this issue and I thought it was resolved but apparently it is not. I am american and born in 1984 not australian at all.

P.s. I wouldn't have posted again but despite reporting it. I am not sure what to do.
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Mark Twain't

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Not writing related but, about 10 years ago, I started doing some work as a freelance photographer and I set up a website using my name for the domain, marcfalber.com. After a few years, I stopped due to health issues and let the domain lapse.

Fast forward a few more years and I decided to set up a new website and found that the domain had been taken. When I had a look, it was being used by a photographer in the US. Given my surname, there aren't that many of us about but, given that my first name ends with a 'c' AND he's a photographer, the odds must have been astronomical!
 

Ralph Rotten

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While there is not another Ralph Rotten out there, there is indeed a Rotten Ralph. Penned by Jack Gantos, the popular children's books have been around for years 'n years. It took a long time for me to work the search engines until I came out in a search ahead of Jack's books. I suspect he hates me for using the name.
 

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