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J Steven Fargo

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Accidentally set up two print-on-demand paperbacks?
Posted: Sep 1, 2017 3:23 PM
 
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The second one is a "draft" with its own ISBN. This one had deleted all the graphics in the book. Can't delete this draft. The window doesn't give the option other than to go ahead and complete it as a second print-on-demand product.

The first one is now in "review" for up to 12 hours. The graphics were 200 dpi, and it said these should be 330 dpi. The proof showed these seem legible. Don't know these graphics can be rebuilt to 330 dpi.

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Re: Accidentally set up two print-on-demand paperbacks?
Posted: Sep 1, 2017 3:54 PM   in response to: J Steven Fargo in response to: J Steven Fargo
 
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Although a never-published ebook can be deleted off your Bookshelf (published ones can't), many have reported that a draft paperback will linger forever.

You could name it something like VOID and hope it drifts to the bottom.

If you've never published this draft, you could retitle it and upload the contents of a different book into it. This only works, as I said, if you've never published it, because once it's published the ISBN means you can't change much of anything about it.
Crina Cristea

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Re: Accidentally set up two print-on-demand paperbacks?
Posted: Sep 11, 2017 6:13 AM   in response to: cdalebrittain in response to: cdalebrittain
 
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Hi!

I have a problem. I have published my debut novel and it's available as ebook worldwide and as print only in the US. Because I used KDP I have not been able to order a copy to see how the print actually looks. I've been waiting for the book to be availabe in print in the UK as well since I live here. I wanted to order a few copies to get them before the 18th of September when I'm going in holiday but it still says that the book is currently unavailable and don't know when or if it will be available.

I don't know what to do and why it's not available. I have published my book last Thursday and it's still not available. At first I thought it just might take time for the printing to provide copies. But how much longer?!! I am so worried. I hope it's just been that it's taking them a bit longer for UK and it's not a bigger issue. I have published another book few months ago and I don't remember taking this long (and that had lots of photos inside). My novel doesn't. If anyone can advise me please do.

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cdalebrittain

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Re: Accidentally set up two print-on-demand paperbacks?
Posted: Sep 11, 2017 6:44 AM   in response to: Crina Cristea in response to: Crina Cristea
 
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Are you looking for the paperback in the UK Amazon store? The .com store will most likely continue to say "not available" for UK customers. (That's certainly the case with ebooks.)

Otherwise, give it a day or so. Good luck!
Notjohn

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Re: Accidentally set up two print-on-demand paperbacks?
Posted: Sep 11, 2017 4:01 PM   in response to: Crina Cristea in response to: Crina Cristea
 
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If you give us the ASIN or author/title, someone will check for you on amazon.co.uk

Good luck! -- NJ

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Abraham Smith

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Re: Accidentally set up two print-on-demand paperbacks?
Posted: Sep 14, 2017 3:58 PM   in response to: Crina Cristea in response to: Crina Cristea
 
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Maybe you should contact Amazon. They answer in about 48 hours. Sound like something is wrong for your book. I did print demand for my first and only book and was able to buy a copy in two days.

Something I learned:

1. I should never set up a print book using the font size that I set up my file for Kindle edit, the print book comes out with really tiny print. Use a bigger font size for your print book file. I am about finished with my second novella and will set up the file for print, get the ebook version set up in kindle edit, then pull the file into PDF and download for the book.

2. Select a book size that you want. When you do your word edits, set the word file to the same page size. You get a better idea of what your book will look like and catch problems that can hang you when you try to publish. I like a page size of 5x8, works well because I like hand books that I can read anywhere.

3. Pay attention to the error flags that come up after you download your paperback file then view the book before you accept the revision. The errors are not there just to PO you, they are indicating something is really wrong with your book in the worst case, in the best case, you may have an issue that want hang up the book.
Notjohn

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Re: Accidentally set up two print-on-demand paperbacks?
Posted: Sep 15, 2017 3:06 AM   in response to: Abraham Smith in response to: Abraham Smith
 
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And don't forget:

4) Use CreateSpace, not KDP Print.

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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