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martianmigraine...

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Time to Upload Into the Store?
Posted: Mar 16, 2012 7:40 AM
 
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H'lo all. I know this question has likely been asked before but we're having a little trouble tracking down a straight answer, so, here goes:

24 - 48 hours to get a book up into the Kindle store, yes? We uploaded a book by one of our authors around 8pm (Pacific) on Wednesday evening. It's now Friday morning and we've yet to see it published. The listing for the book on the Bookshelf has its ASIN now, so that's good... where are we in the timeline for this? Can we expect to see it up today? tomorrow?

Thank you!

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Re: Time to Upload Into the Store?
Posted: Mar 16, 2012 7:51 AM   in response to: martianmigraine... in response to: martianmigraine...
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Usually, books are selling within 24 hours, though it won't say "Live" on the bookshelf for up to 72 hours

Check your book's page to see if it has a "buy" button on it. That will mean it's active
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Posted: Mar 16, 2012 7:51 AM   in response to: shaddamax in response to: shaddamax
 
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PS look inside may not show up for up to a week
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Posted: Mar 16, 2012 8:18 AM   in response to: shaddamax in response to: shaddamax
 
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The title does not even have a page yet. And on the Bookshelf itself the title is greyed out and under Status it says "publishing" with a note saying 12 hours. No page for the book, no buy button yet... does this alter the timeline further? Do we have longer than expected to wait here?

We're not irritated, or even impatient, just curious and would like to know what to expect, what's reasonable. So we can have something to tell our author other than "anytime now, buddy", y'know?

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Re: Time to Upload Into the Store?
Posted: Mar 16, 2012 8:23 AM   in response to: martianmigraine... in response to: martianmigraine...
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If this is a first book for an author, it can take an extra day (it used to take an extra week for new authors).

Try performing a lookup using the ASIN rather than the title. It can take an extra day for all the servers to update their databases with title information.
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Posted: Mar 16, 2012 8:24 AM   in response to: martianmigraine... in response to: martianmigraine...
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If it is still "greyed out" it is not published yet. It will say "live" when it is done. When that happens, you should see it. If it is taking this long, usually they are checking something in the book or there may a lot of people uploading books.

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Posted: Mar 16, 2012 8:51 AM   in response to: amtopm in response to: amtopm
 
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That's interesting, Adrianna. What sort of things would they be checking? In point of truth, we're actually kinda glad that there are real people somewhere along the line performing checks on documents, but we're curious as to what they could be looking at...

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Re: Time to Upload Into the Store?
Posted: Mar 16, 2012 9:15 AM   in response to: martianmigraine... in response to: martianmigraine...
 
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Some things that can slow down a book publishing:

Language -- English will come up fastest

Book size- a bigger book takes mor time to review

book title are there any otheres similar?

is it Public domain ? this is a Killler Amazon doesn't wat any!

Cover?? or title Controversy but if it passed Review then you should be ok.

You can copy the ASIN from the Bookshelf page (Even if it is greyed out) and past it to the Kindle store search line and try to find your book's page

It may not be on sale, but it will show very quickly without a price or blurb.

If it goes back to draft, check your email/spam filter they may send an auto message about the status.

JT

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