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My Book Profile is showing other books not written by me
« on: May 13, 2017, 10:10:23 AM »
I just set up the book profile for my book, Reb's Revenge asin B01N0N76Z3. At the bottom of the page there is a section titled More Books. The only book in that section that I am the author of is Reb's Revenge. I would appreciate it if you could correct this discrepancy. Thanks.

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Re: My Book Profile is showing other books not written by me
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2017, 10:21:25 AM »
I just set up the book profile for my book, Reb's Revenge asin B01N0N76Z3. At the bottom of the page there is a section titled More Books. The only book in that section that I am the author of is Reb's Revenge. I would appreciate it if you could correct this discrepancy. Thanks.

JBB--

Our book profile draws information from Amazon's data.  We can't change the data that Amazon serves up to us.  Do the other books show up on your author page on Amazon?

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Re: My Book Profile is showing other books not written by me
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2017, 10:30:32 AM »
JBB--

looking through the instructions for the Book Profile, you can turn off the "More Books" option by adding the following code at the end:
&more=N

so your book profile link would be http://www.kboards.com/book/?asin=B01N0N76Z3&more=N

Hope this helps!

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Re: My Book Profile is showing other books not written by me
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2017, 10:40:55 AM »
Thanks for the help Betsy.

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« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2017, 11:01:49 AM »
Thanks for the help Betsy.

Glad I could help!  Welcome to KBoards!

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Re: My Book Profile is showing other books not written by me
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2017, 09:26:15 AM »
Hi Betsy,

Getting back to your first question "are other books listed on my Amazon Author Page?" No, there aren't. Furthermore, I heard back from Amazon and they confirmed that they only have the one book attributed to me. I do have another book coming out in the near future and for that reason losing the More/Other Books section might not be such a good idea. Could you look into another way to eliminate those other books from the More/Other Books section on my page? Thanks.

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Re: My Book Profile is showing other books not written by me
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2017, 10:26:42 AM »
Hi Betsy,

Getting back to your first question "are other books listed on my Amazon Author Page?" No, there aren't. Furthermore, I heard back from Amazon and they confirmed that they only have the one book attributed to me. I do have another book coming out in the near future and for that reason losing the More/Other Books section might not be such a good idea. Could you look into another way to eliminate those other books from the More/Other Books section on my page? Thanks.

Thanks, JBB--

The "More books" uses a search on your name; I'm not sure we have a way to get the actual data from Amazon that replicates the data on their Amazon Author page.  At the current time, the only way to eliminate the other books would be the method I already posted about.  Note that the profile page *does* include a link to the book's page on Amazon, and that page includes a link to your author page.

I'll pass on your comment to the site owner and tech team for their consideration of a future enhancement.

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