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Subject: AUTHORS
Date Posted: 8/22/2008 6:56 PM ET
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HOW DO I FIND MY FAVORITE AUTHOR?   I HAVE NO SUCCESS WITH THE SEARCH.    TY

Date Posted: 8/22/2008 6:59 PM ET
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Have you tried the Advanced Search under the Search button?  There's a field just for the Author's name.

edited to add:  If the search is bringing no results, it might be that you're searching only Posted Books, in which case you should switch to All Books.



Last Edited on: 8/22/08 7:03 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/22/2008 7:59 PM ET
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or try the title of a book by that author, I have had trouble before with really well known authors too.  On occasion it's because of typos but recently I forget who it was, I had to put in the title of the book to bring her up.

Date Posted: 8/22/2008 10:07 PM ET
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I had an odd search today - it turned out the book had only been added to the database with the author's last name and I'd been searching on both names. A landmine I had not expected, I hope not a common one.

Subject: authors
Date Posted: 8/23/2008 12:43 PM ET
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thank you all for your help i will try your suggestions.    blessings   velva

Date Posted: 8/23/2008 1:19 PM ET
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Willa, the information should be changed on that listing.  If you're not inclined to editing the data yourself you should post the name of the book so that someone else can add the author's first name.

Date Posted: 8/24/2008 4:55 PM ET
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<<I had an odd search today - it turned out the book had only been added to the database with the author's last name and I'd been searching on both names. A landmine I had not expected, I hope not a common one.>>

Unfortunately, I see this a lot when I review daily book postings, particularly on Harliquin romance novels.  As James said, if you're not comfortable editing the info yourself, please post it or let a member of the Book Data team know, so we can fix it.

Cheers,

Catt