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Whitney Wilson

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BOOK wont publish due to SPELLING ERROR IN MY NAME?????
Posted: Sep 9, 2017 10:55 AM
 
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I've been trying multiple times the past 3 days to submit my book for approval to get published

Every single time it returns and states there's an error in my author's name

I've checked all the pages that have my name and have found no issues (plus it's my name lol)

How can I solve this? I've emailed customer care but they informed me they can't review my book till September 17th and I needed my book out 3 days ago....
cdalebrittain

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Re: BOOK wont publish due to SPELLING ERROR IN MY NAME?????
Posted: Sep 9, 2017 11:43 AM   in response to: Whitney Wilson in response to: Whitney Wilson
 
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Ebook or print? If print, KDP-print or Create Space? (If KDP-print, you'll do better to abandon this effort and start over at CreateSpace.)

Does the metadata spelling of the name exactly match that on the cover and on the title page and copyright page?
Whitney Wilson

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Re: BOOK wont publish due to SPELLING ERROR IN MY NAME?????
Posted: Sep 9, 2017 12:20 PM   in response to: cdalebrittain in response to: cdalebrittain
 
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KDP PRINT! UGH!!!

I think I will be going through Create Space cause its getting ridiculous.

YES, The meta data spelling is EXACTLY! I even had my illustrator REDO everything to make sure my name is proper and they still rejected it saying there was a spelling error.

I submitted this book sept.4 needing it for yesterday and with multiple attempts STILL being rejected

They told me they can review it till September 17th :(
Samantha

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Re: BOOK wont publish due to SPELLING ERROR IN MY NAME?????
Posted: Sep 9, 2017 12:25 PM   in response to: Whitney Wilson in response to: Whitney Wilson
 
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That seems crazy, my last name is always flagged as wrong (as most are) but most of my character names are listed as wrong (foreign names tend to be) but I published without issue. Maybe contact the support. I know that many people bash KDP print but I bought a couple copies of my book and to be honest I like the quality of it and it compares very well with trad published books. Just my opinion.
Whitney Wilson

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Re: BOOK wont publish due to SPELLING ERROR IN MY NAME?????
Posted: Sep 9, 2017 12:42 PM   in response to: Samantha in response to: Samantha
 
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Ya I msg them so hopefully I hear from them soon and they don't take 2 weeks to approve my book

Thanks so much
Notjohn

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Re: BOOK wont publish due to SPELLING ERROR IN MY NAME?????
Posted: Sep 9, 2017 1:01 PM   in response to: Whitney Wilson in response to: Whitney Wilson
 
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KDP Print Beta was rolled out at the end of September last year. The process was buggy, and it seems to remain so to this day. The quality of the books that actually go on sale is rather low, as you can see by doing a search on Amazon for Independently published

Its sole advantage is that the author-publisher gets to see his or her paperback sales on the same page as the Kindle sales. But really, how big an advantage is that? How many seconds does it take, really, to check one's sales on Createspace--ten seconds, thirty seconds?

In exchange, you get that buggy publishing process, no physical proof copy, no discounted author copies for gift or resale, and no distribution to Barnes & Noble or to brick-and-mortar bookstores. (Most small bookstores will, as a favor to a customer and perhaps a small surcharge, order a Createspace or IngramSpark paperback.) If you don't live in the US, the proof copy and author's copies won't be as attractive, because of high shipping costs, but still....

My advice is to stick with CreateSpace with its excellent cover wizard, helpful community forum, and direct-to-author discounted sales. (If you don't live in the US, the physical proof copy and discounted author copies will be less attractive to you.)

Good luck! -- NJ

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George Garrigues

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Re: BOOK wont publish due to SPELLING ERROR IN MY NAME?????
Posted: Sep 9, 2017 9:34 PM   in response to: Samantha in response to: Samantha
 
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I am glad you had a good experience with your print books. I always like to feel positive vibes from this board. Cheers!
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