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cynthia britton

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Pulling Title from Smashwords to Put on KDP
Posted: Dec 17, 2017 9:45 PM
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Hi everyone. If I have a book for free on smashwords, can I pull it and put it up on kdp and set a price on it?

I assume I would have to wait for smashwords to pull my title before I could sell it on kdp?
Donna St Felix

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Re: Pulling Title from Smashwords to Put on KDP
Posted: Dec 17, 2017 9:49 PM   in response to: cynthia britton in response to: cynthia britton
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cynthia britton wrote:
Hi everyone. If I have a book for free on smashwords, can I pull it and put it up on kdp and set a price on it?

Yes.

I assume I would have to wait for smashwords to pull my title before I could sell it on kdp?

Yes since you have it for free on Smashwords.
Ralph E Vaughan

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Re: Pulling Title from Smashwords to Put on KDP
Posted: Dec 17, 2017 10:08 PM   in response to: cynthia britton in response to: cynthia britton
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Unless you enroll in Select, just raise the price on Smash*words to match what you'll set on KDP.
Roy Lim Wee Meng

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Re: Pulling Title from Smashwords to Put on KDP
Posted: Dec 17, 2017 11:54 PM   in response to: Ralph E Vaughan in response to: Ralph E Vaughan
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Don't you have to pull the title from Smashwords to put it on Select? 

"All content enrolled in KDP Select must remain for sale through the Kindle Store only. If the digital version of your book appears to be available for pre-order, for sale, or for free elsewhere (such as on your website or blog, or a third party’s website), then it is not eligible for KDP Select."
Cynthia E. Hurst

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Re: Pulling Title from Smashwords to Put on KDP
Posted: Dec 18, 2017 12:28 AM   in response to: Roy Lim Wee Meng in response to: Roy Lim Wee Meng
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Yes, that's what Ralph said. Unless you enroll in Select ...
Notjohn

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Re: Pulling Title from Smashwords to Put on KDP
Posted: Dec 18, 2017 2:57 AM   in response to: Ralph E Vaughan in response to: Ralph E Vaughan
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Unless you enroll in Select, just raise the price on Smash*words to match what you'll set on KDP.

By far the better solution.

(Don't trust KDP to publish a print edition. Don't trust CreateSpace to publish an ebook. Each does one thing well and the other thing poorly.)

Good luck! -- NJ

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cynthia britton

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Re: Pulling Title from Smashwords to Put on KDP
Posted: Dec 19, 2017 12:05 AM   in response to: Donna St Felix in response to: Donna St Felix
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Thank you!!!
cynthia britton

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Re: Pulling Title from Smashwords to Put on KDP
Posted: Dec 19, 2017 12:07 AM   in response to: Ralph E Vaughan in response to: Ralph E Vaughan
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Thank you! I've been trying to enroll in Premium but even though I've gotten no errors on my formatting my book is apparently still waiting to be reviewed, so I'm not in Premium yet.

If I was in Premium--I take it I couldn't publish with KDP? Or can I do both?
cynthia britton

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Re: Pulling Title from Smashwords to Put on KDP
Posted: Dec 19, 2017 12:10 AM   in response to: Notjohn in response to: Notjohn
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So you recommend raising the price on Smashwords and putting it on KDP ...?

Thanks for responding!
Moshe Ben-Or

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Re: Pulling Title from Smashwords to Put on KDP
Posted: Dec 19, 2017 12:33 AM   in response to: cynthia britton in response to: cynthia britton
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If you don't put it in Select, nothing prevents you from selling both via KDP and via Smashwords.
writerbn

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Re: Pulling Title from Smashwords to Put on KDP
Posted: Dec 19, 2017 5:21 AM   in response to: cynthia britton in response to: cynthia britton
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cynthia britton wrote:
So you recommend raising the price on Smashwords and putting it on KDP ...?
As Notjohn said, you're far better off selling your book through as many retailers as you can. Just don't check the box for Select when you publish on KDP.

The approval for Smash*words premium catalog can take 4-5 days, especially at this time of the year. You should, as others mentioned, set your price to be the same as KDP. Just make sure to deselect Amazon on the SW Channel Manager.
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