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Subject: Approving Book Authors
Date Posted: 8/24/2008 10:31 PM ET
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I have found Approve Book Authors and am hooked.  I have a question about the numbers at the top of the page?  What is the first one?  The second on appears to be the number of authors to be checked - correct?  This is so fun!

Date Posted: 8/24/2008 10:39 PM ET
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What is aprove book authors, Theresa?

Date Posted: 8/25/2008 12:55 AM ET
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Down at the bottom of every page is an entry labeled, "approve book authors."  When you select it, you come to an author who needs to have their name verified.  It's amazing how many are incorrect and how many book titles as well.  I know it's really geeky, but I am totally hooked!

Date Posted: 8/25/2008 2:01 AM ET
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Thanks for the explanation. It is fun! I just got an author whose name had been horribly managled. The librarian in me is pleased to fix it. :-) Sorry I can't answer your question, though.

Date Posted: 8/25/2008 7:13 AM ET
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Man....that is quite the time blower.

Date Posted: 8/25/2008 1:23 PM ET
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I was stymied by some because there is no way to enter a group authorship - I don't mean multiple authors, but when the author is "The so and so group."

Date Posted: 8/25/2008 1:46 PM ET
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Willa - I had the same problem.  I did figure out the numbers!  The first number is the group - at this point 688 and the second number (it was 998)  is the number of book being checked by you.  I was so surprised when I got to "0" and more books popped up. So there are lots more to do!!!



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