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extradimensions

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Anyone else seeing the new bookshelf?
Posted: Apr 23, 2015 5:38 PM
 
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If so, do you like it?
Donna St Felix

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Re: Anyone else seeing the new bookshelf?
Posted: Apr 23, 2015 5:49 PM   in response to: extradimensions in response to: extradimensions
 
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extradimensions wrote:
If so, do you like it?

I saw it once two days ago and then it reverted back to the old one.
I really didn't go thru it all but glanced over it. I think once a person gets used to it, it'll be OK.
cdalebrittain

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Re: Anyone else seeing the new bookshelf?
Posted: Apr 23, 2015 5:50 PM   in response to: extradimensions in response to: extradimensions
 
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My bookshelf looks the same way it always did. What's different in yours?
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Posted: Apr 23, 2015 6:13 PM   in response to: cdalebrittain in response to: cdalebrittain
 
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First, the notice at the top: "Welcome to your new Bookshelf! We're testing an improved Bookshelf and hope you enjoy the new look. As we test, you may see this Bookshelf or the earlier version."
The main thing is that it looks different. I suppose we'll get used to it after a while. The functionality appears to be equivalent, though things seem to have moved a little.
Charles Lamb

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Re: Anyone else seeing the new bookshelf?
Posted: Apr 23, 2015 6:16 PM   in response to: extradimensions in response to: extradimensions
 
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its ok, I think the old one did a better job of single pane of glass display.
Etienne

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Re: Anyone else seeing the new bookshelf?
Posted: Apr 23, 2015 6:26 PM   in response to: extradimensions in response to: extradimensions
 
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Darn. I hate it when they change things for the sake of change, which is more often than not the case.
Don_Dennis

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Re: Anyone else seeing the new bookshelf?
Posted: Apr 23, 2015 6:37 PM   in response to: extradimensions in response to: extradimensions
 
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Saw it yesterday but it's gone today. Glad others saw it too...
Jimmy

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Re: Anyone else seeing the new bookshelf?
Posted: Apr 23, 2015 6:47 PM   in response to: extradimensions in response to: extradimensions
 
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I haven't seen yet, may it's in beta and they are testing out with random users.
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Re: Anyone else seeing the new bookshelf?
Posted: Apr 23, 2015 7:17 PM   in response to: extradimensions in response to: extradimensions
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I started seeing it two nights ago on my cell phone and it hasn’t reverted back to the old one. I’ve never seen it on my laptops. There is a note at the top that says they are testing. For those of you who haven’t seen it yet, try going through IE.

The word “live” by each book is in green, the price is in red, and instead of “store links” it says “view on Amazon” you click that and all the store links come up. As long as you’re familiar with the old way, you’ll be able to navigate it with no problem. When you click on a book it still takes you to the familiar upload pages.

I like it.
mae312

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Re: Anyone else seeing the new bookshelf?
Posted: Apr 23, 2015 8:20 PM   in response to: mae312 in response to: mae312
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Uh-oh, submitted dates are wrong on the new bookshelf. I first uploaded in Aug 2012 and Jan 2013. Does anyone remember the glitch that started around Nov 2013 and lasted a few months? Anytime you would republish your book, (maybe you added content or found a few typos), the system would pick up that submission date. On my product page you see the new submitted date, but on the bookshelf you see the original date. Being fairly new at this, copyright comes to mind. I don’t know, maybe there is nothing to worry about, but I’ll take a screen shot of the old bookshelf anyway.

Okay, I see the new bookshelf on my laptops now, and the original submit dates are there. Thank you, Amazon.

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Fern Burgett

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Re: Anyone else seeing the new bookshelf?
Posted: Apr 23, 2015 8:37 PM   in response to: extradimensions in response to: extradimensions
 
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I found the old one easier to work with since everything was in single pane. I don't like all the hovering and then trying to slide over to the option you want. I prefer the old bookshelf.
Charlie S

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Re: Anyone else seeing the new bookshelf?
Posted: Apr 23, 2015 9:21 PM   in response to: extradimensions in response to: extradimensions
 
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If you have an older account from...say three years ago or more, you won't see the new bookshelf.

I don't like it.

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Re: Anyone else seeing the new bookshelf?
Posted: Apr 23, 2015 9:59 PM   in response to: mae312 in response to: mae312
 
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In the version I saw the page was white and all the lettering was light blue and you hovered over each section to get a drop down menu.
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Re: Anyone else seeing the new bookshelf?
Posted: Apr 24, 2015 1:25 AM   in response to: extradimensions in response to: extradimensions
 
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I see the new bookshelf on my phone, and have done without change for the last two days.
I don't see it on my laptop, no matter which browser I use.

I'm not liking the pricing in red, for some reason my brain always associates red with wrong :/
And I don't like that every book not in Select has gotten a big yellow bar next to it screaming at me to edit my book. As if they're begging for it to be in Select.
Other than that, it seems workable.
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Re: Anyone else seeing the new bookshelf?
Posted: Apr 24, 2015 5:41 AM   in response to: Charlie S in response to: Charlie S
 
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Charlie S wrote:
If you have an older account from...say three years ago or more, you won't see the new bookshelf.
My KDP account is more than four years old, yet I see the new bookshelf... (When I do see the new bookshelf, it says that sometimes we'll see it and sometimes we won't. Apparently, they're testing it out.)
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