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J. Mclelland

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My book title has extra bits on it and why is it so difficult to email KDP
Posted: Sep 10, 2017 4:34 AM
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Hello,

I have uploaded a book on the KDP platform, however there is extra bits added on my title Sunderland Built Merchant Ships Sunk by U Boat in World War One (Sunderland Built Ships Sunk by U Boat in WW i and II Book 1) its the bits in the brackets which appear to relate to volume number but seem to give an impression that the book is about both world wars. I have tried to amend it by removing the volume info but the title is still including the extra detail. I have looked on the help page but just keep going round and round in circles when all I want to do is email KDP and ask for the extra bits to be removed.

Why can you not make it straightforward to email you with a query?

How can I get rid of the additional stuff on my title page?

Thank you

John J. McLelland
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Re: My book title has extra bits on it and why is it so difficult to email KDP
Posted: Sep 10, 2017 5:25 AM   in response to: J. Mclelland in response to: J. Mclelland
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J. Mclelland wrote:
Why can you not make it straightforward to email you with a query?

How can I get rid of the additional stuff on my title page?


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Joseph M Erhardt

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Re: My book title has extra bits on it and why is it so difficult to email KDP
Posted: Sep 10, 2017 6:19 AM   in response to: J. Mclelland in response to: J. Mclelland
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Yeah, I think some automated code went wonky when you ended the title in "One". Contact Us should be able to work it out for you.

If the first e-mail you get back isn't helpful, just politely re-explain your problem and reply TO THE E-MAIL. Do NOT do another Contact Us--that just puts everything back to square one.

BTW, the ship on your cover looks a lot like the Cyclops, lost in 1918 in the Bermuda Triangle (I took a close look and the ships are NOT the same). For some time it was assumed the Cyclops was a victim of a German raider, but the Germans have always insisted that they know nothing of the ship. Just an interesting aside.

Later Edit: You also have paragraphing and formatting issues. If you want sales, you'll need to address those. And as Notjohn said (below), the Table of Contents with spelled-out page numbers looks muy weird.

Edited by: Joseph M Erhardt on Sep 10, 2017 5:03 PM
Notjohn

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Re: My book title has extra bits on it and why is it so difficult to email KDP
Posted: Sep 10, 2017 12:41 PM   in response to: J. Mclelland in response to: J. Mclelland
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I think you should check your metadata (meaning the information you entered on the first tab of the publishing process, Book Details I think it's named). It appears that you have entered a lengthy sub-title that shouldn't be there. And is there indeed a Volume Two? There's no indication of one, so why make people search for it?

Note that your title is missing the S on U-Boats that is present on the cover. I really would change that. Also I would change the pagination in the TOC. I have never seen page numbers spelled out on the Contents page, and I have read more than a few thousand books in my life.

Good luck! -- NJ

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