First, check and see if the other Jim Slaughter already has an author page (when you type in Jim Slaughter in the contributor field, wait until the drop down list appears and see how many Jim Slaughters show up on the list). If there is another page, then select the correct Jim Slaughter from that list. If there is not page already for the other Jim Slaughter you can create one by changing the contributor on those books to Jim Slaughter (temp). By including "(temp)" you will insure that a new page is created. Now change all the other books by that author to Jim Slaughter (temp). It should show up in the drop down list. Once you have all correct books directed to the new author page, go to that author page and edit the author's name to remove the "(temp)".
Thanks for the suggestion! Unfortunately, when I tried that for one of the older books, I simply got a response that: "Changes to primary contributors require approval by a Shelfari Librarian. You can view the approval status of this and all your other change requests on your edit history page." If they don't know what I'm trying to do, will the changes likely be approved? Anyone to contact directly?
Hi Jim--Certain changes to book information on Shelfari are reviewed and approved by our Shelfari Librarians and changes to the author (primary contributor) for the book are one of those items.
Most of your questions would be answered by reading the threads in this - http://www.shelfari.com/groups/59851/about
Especially the thread labeled "Why edit ..." - read that one first.
Let us know if you have further questions.
Thanks for all suggestions and to Librarian who reviewed/approved changes! All fixed.