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Jack A. Molan

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need to view Kindle book that is for pre-sale, may have format issues, How
Posted: Sep 12, 2017 12:29 PM
 
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My Kindle has been for Pre-sale for a while, I tried to upload a fix, and the format is horrible. How can I preview the file they still have (without the fix) I ahve downloaded previewer, but I do not see a way to preview my ebook that is already listed for sale. Thanks ahead. Jack
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Re: need to view Kindle book that is for pre-sale, may have format issues, How
Posted: Sep 12, 2017 12:51 PM   in response to: Jack A. Molan in response to: Jack A. Molan
 
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If the book is actually for sale, then it is no longer on pre-order status. You should be able to upload and preview a new version at any time (well, provided you haven't published it within the past few hours).

On the second (Content) tab of the publishing process, after you have uploaded a book file and a product image, the two are converted to the so-called "mobi" format. As soon as this completes, and at any time thereafter, you can either preview the converted book online or (better) download it to your computer and open it for careful vetting in every emulation of Kindle Previewer. You should have done this before you put it on sale, but never mind that. Do it now.

Better yet, BUY A COPY and study that in your Kindle, Fire, or Kindle app. There are changes in the publishing workflow, like setting the Start Reading Location (SRL). Only by buying the actual book can you see what those changes have done to your book. Of course you get your royalty. And a nice bump in sales. Why would you not do this?

Good luck! -- NJ

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