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writerbn

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Changes to book description through Author Central disappearing?
Posted: Jul 21, 2015 9:55 AM
 
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i recently edited the descriptions (blurbs) for several books through Author Central. I had always done this before, based on advice from other authors, when I needed to update a book description. The changes showed up on the books' product pages, but a few days later, they disappeared and the description reverted back to the original.

Is it better to make changes through the book details page from the bookshelf, or through Author Central?
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Re: Changes to book description through Author Central disappearing?
Posted: Jul 21, 2015 6:43 PM   in response to: writerbn in response to: writerbn
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Did you republish your books? (For example, to change the price.)
If so, that overrides your AC description. When I edit my AC description, I copy/paste the HTML description into my KDP description so that republishing won't mess it up.
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Re: Changes to book description through Author Central disappearing?
Posted: Jul 21, 2015 11:24 PM   in response to: writerbn in response to: writerbn
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Hi writerbn - author central is fine but if you then make a change from KDP it will overwrite anything you've done, even if you're just updating the cover or the price. My view is do it through KDP then you won't have problems.
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Re: Changes to book description through Author Central disappearing?
Posted: Jul 21, 2015 11:52 PM   in response to: writerbn in response to: writerbn
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writerbn wrote:
i recently edited the descriptions (blurbs) for several books through Author Central. I had always done this before, based on advice from other authors, when I needed to update a book description. The changes showed up on the books' product pages, but a few days later, they disappeared and the description reverted back to the original.

Is it better to make changes through the book details page from the bookshelf, or through Author Central?


I make the changes on Author Central to get it up fast. Then I go into each Amazon page and duplicate the change.
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