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FYI: Publishing process slowdown this week
Posted: Oct 25, 2017 7:54 AM
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My latest title has been stuck in "publishing" for about 8 hours now, which is the longest I've seen in a while. Then I saw that other authors (in other fora) are reporting 48 to 72 hours, so I guess I shouldn't complain.
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Posted: Oct 25, 2017 10:06 AM   in response to: writerbn in response to: writerbn
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It's kind of a relief to know this. I have a book that has been stuck in Publishing for about 16 hours. I was concerned there might be a problem with it specifically. It sounds like a system-wide problem, though. Hope they get it fixed soon.
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Posted: Oct 25, 2017 10:20 AM   in response to: Steve Smith in response to: Steve Smith
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Other parts of the system seem to be bogged down, too. KENP reads today have dropped to negligible levels.

Maybe all the Zon's resources are being consumed for the launch of the Zon Key program. Now Prime customers can allow perfect strangers into their house, to let the dog out or be mauled by the cats!
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Posted: Oct 25, 2017 11:04 AM   in response to: writerbn in response to: writerbn
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writerbn wrote:
Other parts of the system seem to be bogged down, too. KENP reads today have dropped to negligible levels.

The Zon and the entire web was bogged down all last night.
When that happens I figure there is countrywide security stuff going on.
Diana Persaud

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Posted: Oct 25, 2017 11:37 AM   in response to: writerbn in response to: writerbn
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writerbn wrote:
My latest title has been stuck in "publishing" for about 8 hours now, which is the longest I've seen in a while. Then I saw that other authors (in other fora) are reporting 48 to 72 hours, so I guess I shouldn't complain.

That's funny because they seem to have no problem letting identical fake books in Russian (against TOS) go through.

At least 13 books are published every day....

Probably more. I stopped checking.

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Posted: Oct 25, 2017 12:23 PM   in response to: Diana Persaud in response to: Diana Persaud
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Diana Persaud wrote:
That's funny because they seem to have no problem letting identical fake books in Russian (against TOS) go through.

At least 13 books are published every day....

Probably more. I stopped checking.


Hadn't seen that--the scammers get more inventive, and the Zon just responds with bots.
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Posted: Oct 25, 2017 1:00 PM   in response to: writerbn in response to: writerbn
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If you check the top of 100 of sub genre lists and HNR lists, you will spot a few. Or a hundred.
Most of them don't have a cover.
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Posted: Oct 25, 2017 1:17 PM   in response to: writerbn in response to: writerbn
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It lives!

My book just emerged from Publishing limbo and is now available for purchase by my faithful readers (all 16 of them).

Steve
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Posted: Oct 25, 2017 1:21 PM   in response to: Steve Smith in response to: Steve Smith
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Congratulations! Mine is still stuck. It's a good thing I don't plan any big launch parties...
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Posted: Oct 25, 2017 4:55 PM   in response to: writerbn in response to: writerbn
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I'm having the problem where my book is somehow not available in my own country (Canada). It is available in USA, UK, even Japan, but not my own country. Does anyone know why this would happen? Thanks
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Posted: Oct 26, 2017 2:54 AM   in response to: writerbn in response to: writerbn
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My latest book published during the night, but is only available on the US marketplace
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Posted: Oct 26, 2017 4:43 AM   in response to: Wilai Lattimore in response to: Wilai Lattimore
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Wilai Lattimore wrote:
My latest book published during the night, but is only available on the US marketplace
Mine finally went live, after 32 hours of being stuck in "Publishing", but without a Look Inside. So we're back to that problem again, which killed the launch of several of my books early this summer.

Glitchtober continues...
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Posted: Oct 26, 2017 4:44 AM   in response to: David Brown in response to: David Brown
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David Brown wrote:
I'm having the problem where my book is somehow not available in my own country (Canada). It is available in USA, UK, even Japan, but not my own country. Does anyone know why this would happen? Thanks
It seems to be part of the ongoing problem...the publishing process is fubared.
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Re: FYI: Publishing process slowdown this week
Posted: Oct 26, 2017 5:51 AM   in response to: writerbn in response to: writerbn
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About 15 hours for mine and still 'publishing.' . A thread about this problem on kboards too. I had problems about 2 weeks ago merely changing prices; it took several days....
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