In the back of my mind, I was wondering how long it would take before we ran into two authors with identical same names and neither would want to use middle initial or alternate same-name spelling to differentiate themselves from each other.
Well, that day came today as we have 3,394 unique authors registered.
The tough challenge in how to solve this issue is that one of the two authors with identical names is a pen name. It feels right that the person with the legal name should take priority, but the other person is already well-placed in our site and the search engines.
How should we handle this dilemma?