Sometimes you may find that some authors folders have duplicated, with their book list split up between two separate folders for the same author.

This may happen when different books in our Core had slightly different spellings of the author name.

Luckily, this duplicate author problem can be resolved easily by merging the entries through the Manage Pick Lists screen.

To open that screen, click menu Tools, then choose Manage Pick Lists.

On the left side, click “Authors”. That will show you your complete author list, with Sort Names, Display Names and more.


  • Find the duplicate authors using the search box top right
  • Select the duplicate authors (hold CTRL/CMD and click them)
  • Finally, right click on the selection and go to “Merge Selected To”, and select the Author entry you want to merge to, that is, the one you want to keep.
    ( in most cases, that would be the one that lists the most books )

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