I'm spending all day updating my author websites so that my author profile matches Amazon, Kindle, and Goodreads.
What a task!
I discovered that there are a lot of Marlene Bertrands on the Internet. A few of them are writers. So, in order to distinguish myself from the other Marlene Bertrands out there, I started adding my middle initial "C" to my author name. While it did the job of distinguishing me from all those other Marlene Bertrands, adding the middle initial to my name created a whole new set of issues. Identifying my author name as Marlene C. Bertrand started a significant turn of events that suddenly disconnected my author identity with the books I have recently published.
That one little initial, "C." (with the period) made a huge difference. Suddenly, Marlene Bertrand, Marlene C Bertrand, and Marlene C. Bertrand are three different people and there is no way to automate the process of merging these names into one identity.
I could ignore this, but if I do not stop and take time to update my author profile pages on Amazon, Kindle, and Goodreads, my books will be out of sync with each other in relation to these valuable online outlets. It is a good thing I discovered this little dilemma early in the game.
My goal for today is to update all of my online author pages, setting the profile name to Marlene C. Bertrand.