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James Somerton

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Book Cover Not Showing Up
Posted: Sep 27, 2017 1:54 PM
 
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Hey, guys. Just published my first book to Amazon via KDP and Create Space and I have a question. One, the Kindle option isn't shown alongside the Physical option. Instead, it's a sperate entry in the search results. Any idea why this would be? My second question is that the Kindle option isn't showing the book's cover. I've triple checked to make sure everything is okay on my end, but the cover still isn't appearing. I would really appreciate some help. Thanks!
Notjohn

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Re: Book Cover Not Showing Up
Posted: Sep 27, 2017 4:18 PM   in response to: James Somerton in response to: James Somerton
 
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If the title and the author are identical, the two versions should mosh up in a very few days. If they don't, use the Support contact (bottom of this page, on the right).

I've never had an ebook cover fail to show up on the day the book was published -- or the MINUTE, for that matter. (Changing covers is a different matter. That can take a few days.) Again, I'd ask Support for help. Are you sure the cover meets the requirements -- e.g.., jpg, 1000 pixels on the short side?

(Don't trust KDP to publish a print edition. Don't trust CreateSpace to publish an ebook.)

Good luck! -- NJ

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James Somerton

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Re: Book Cover Not Showing Up
Posted: Sep 27, 2017 4:54 PM   in response to: James Somerton in response to: James Somerton
 
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Thanks! I think the Kindle cover may have been too big so I just uploaded a smaller version so hopefully, that will fix the issue. I'll give it another day or two and then get in touch with support if the Physical and e-book haven't combined on the site. Createspace recognizes the KDP kindle version, and KDP recognizes the CS physical version so hopefully, it's just a matter of time. Thanks for replying so quickly!
Notjohn

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Re: Book Cover Not Showing Up
Posted: Sep 28, 2017 2:59 AM   in response to: James Somerton in response to: James Somerton
 
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Note that you are now in the "changing covers" category, so it may be a day or three before the new cover replaces whatever was there (a blank square?).

(Don't trust KDP to publish a print edition. Don't trust CreateSpace to publish an ebook.)

Good luck! -- NJ

Notjohn's Guide to E-Book & Print Formatting

The blog:
http://notjohnkdp.blogspot.com
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