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mfarraday
09-06-2013, 12:51 AM
I recently published my Dad's book of poems via Createspace. Well, now that it's on Amazon, I'm listed as a co-author! My name is not on the cover, on the title page, or under any poem he wrote. But I did put in the book information page - when I was signing up for the ISBN, etc - that I assisted him. That's all I wanted, was to acknowledge that I ASSISTED him. I didn't actually WRITE it! And I don't want this as a publishing credit. However, now when I go back to the information page for his book, it says that part cannot be changed.

What do I do? Do I take the book off the market completely and start over again from scratch? Everything is ready to go, it would only take a couple of days. I can't think of any alternative.

Thanks,

M.

aimeestates
09-06-2013, 12:57 AM
Once a book is on Amazon, it's there to stay. I've fought this battle, and I lost. But take a deep breath--this one little blip is nowhere near enough to ruin you or tarnish your name. So you helped your dad publish some poems...I think it's sweet.

*goosfraba*

J. Tanner
09-06-2013, 06:18 AM
However, now when I go back to the information page for his book, it says that part cannot be changed.


(EDIT: I see now you went through CreateSpace rather than KDP so the console is obviously differ than what I mentioned below)

Hm. That's odd. I can change anything including removing myself as the author when I'm the only one listed.

Did you go into the book page in KDP, then press the [Add Contributors] button? I have a [Remove] button next to each contributor there. Or you could change the "Title" to something other than "Author" for yourself once your dad is listed properly there. Nothing really fits "helper" but maybe you can find something better than "Author" if you really want your name to appear.

Bookish_Love
09-06-2013, 06:52 AM
I recently published my Dad's book of poems via Createspace. Well, now that it's on Amazon, I'm listed as a co-author! My name is not on the cover, on the title page, or under any poem he wrote. But I did put in the book information page - when I was signing up for the ISBN, etc - that I assisted him. That's all I wanted, was to acknowledge that I ASSISTED him. I didn't actually WRITE it! And I don't want this as a publishing credit. However, now when I go back to the information page for his book, it says that part cannot be changed.

What do I do? Do I take the book off the market completely and start over again from scratch? Everything is ready to go, it would only take a couple of days. I can't think of any alternative.

Thanks,

M.

Have you tried contacting Amazon customer support? They're usually pretty cool with things like this. If you explain the situation, they'll probably take care of it.

PrincessFiona
09-07-2013, 07:24 PM
I have always had great luck with Amazon support. Try them!

Kris