Am I adding contributors to anthologies correctly?
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Yesterday I entered a new book, War and Space: Recent Combat. There were already other copies, but I was the first to add the contributing authors. I changed editor one from author to editor, left editor two as an editor, and then listed all story authors as contributors.
Strangely, the book is touchstoning to one of the contributing authors, and not even the first on the list. Also, under that contributing author, the work does not show up on her page but I wondered if that might be a caching issue and it will show up in a few days? I seem to recall having this happen before. I just want to make sure I'm not doing anything wrong, and find out whether I can expect anthologies for which I do this show up on an author's page as something they've contributed to.
Thanks in advance for any info you may have on this!
I just hit recalculate title/author, which made your prefered author the work author.
If you want the other authors to show up on the work, as opposed to just in your copy, you need to go to the work page and confirm them in other authors. I would consider both editors to be main authors, and contributors to be secondary authors, and all of them to be for all editions.
Thanks, MarthaJeanne! I was unfamiliar with that part of the work page. It's nice, although very click intensive. :-)
I do have two remaining questions. The work page has a primary author entry (Rich Horton) that apparently can't be deleted, with the correct person (great!) but it does not identifying the editor role. Then he's there again with the role as I had entered it. Do you think I should delete the one with the editor role?
Secondly, even though I put (for instance) Sandra McDonald as a secondary author with role = contributor, on her author page this anthology shows up under her author list instead of her "also contributed to" list.
Sorry to be so dense about all this; I use LT daily, but still find a lot of the inner workings to be mysterious.
** EDITED TO ADD ** Never mind about Sandra McDonald; I had somehow deleted her, and now that I've re-added her it's showing correctly under other things she's contributed to.
The only thing I would do differently is not have Rich Horton in twice. Change the role of the 'primary author' to Editor and remove the 'main author' entry.
I have just done this.
It can be changed, but it is better not to.
(As in most things in LT, there are different opinions about how to do this.)
That was to amysisson and mostly just because I prefer not to fiddle with the primary author.
It didn't appear to give me the option to change it -- I thought it was the one line without the pencil "edit" icon. Perhaps I am slowly going insane..... ;-)
^7 - I didn't want to fiddle with the primary-ness of him, but do you think it's better to leave it even though he's definitely an editor and not an author? The inaccuracy of that would dig at me a little.
It now says editor. (not me.)
Oh, and as to click intensive. Don't bother confirming if you are going to edit.
The user interface is a bit odd. I'm not sure whether it misbehaves at times.
Anyway I just use the pencil on the primary line, click find and then change the role.
There's a weirdness, if I recall somebody's report correctly - if you edit the primary author _first_, it works, but if you do anything else first the primary author becomes uneditable. That may have been fixed - but it might also explain amysisson's not seeing an edit pencil.
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