Bookshelf | Reports | Community | KDP Select

Home » Amazon KDP Support » Publisher Support » Account Issues

Thread: My book is not visible when searched by Author Name or Title.


This question is not answered. Helpful answers available: 2. Correct answers available: 1.

Reply to this Thread Reply to this Thread Search Forum Search Forum Back to Thread List Back to Thread List

Permlink Replies: 7 - Pages: 1 - Last Post: Oct 11, 2017 1:38 PM Last Post By: Emily Veinglory
Vinod Pottayil

Posts: 2
Registered: 12/17/14
My book is not visible when searched by Author Name or Title.
Posted: Oct 11, 2017 4:11 AM
 
Click to report abuse...   Click to reply to this thread Reply
I've recently published a new edition (2017) of my book. I've uploaded the book on Amazon (both Print and Kindle versions). But the books refuse to show up when searched by Author or Title. But the same book is visible when searched by ISBN (978 81 90697217)

If I search by Title or Name of Author, the older version (2012) appears.

Writing to Amazon support hasn't helped. They say that as long as the book appears by ISBN, the book is searchable.

But potential customers would end up buying the old edition when they do a search. What do I do? My old edition did quite well and I was looking forward to this.

It seemed like a small technical error. But now I feel stuck.

Vinod

Additional Details
The ISBN of my book is: 978 81 90697217
Author name is: Vinod Pottayil
Title is: What Every Indian Should Know Before Investing
Diana Persaud

Posts: 2,561
Registered: 10/07/13
Re: My book is not visible when searched by Author Name or Title.
Posted: Oct 11, 2017 6:08 AM   in response to: Vinod Pottayil in response to: Vinod Pottayil
 
Click to report abuse...   Click to reply to this thread Reply
I'm not finding any new versions either. When did you upload the new versions? Are they "live" yet? (On your dashboard)
Vinod Pottayil

Posts: 2
Registered: 12/17/14
Re: My book is not visible when searched by Author Name or Title.
Posted: Oct 11, 2017 6:52 AM   in response to: Diana Persaud in response to: Diana Persaud
 
Click to report abuse...   Click to reply to this thread Reply
This is the link to the Print version that is visible if you do ISBN search

https://www.amazon.in/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=978+81+90697217

I deleted my Kindle version as I thought it might be interfering with the Print version visibility.

That hasn't helped though.

Vinod
Donna St Felix

Posts: 5,489
Registered: 09/18/13
Re: My book is not visible when searched by Author Name or Title.
Posted: Oct 11, 2017 8:41 AM   in response to: Vinod Pottayil in response to: Vinod Pottayil
 
Click to report abuse...   Click to reply to this thread Reply
Vinod Pottayil wrote:
This is the link to the Print version that is visible if you do ISBN search

https://www.amazon.in/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=978+81+90697217

I deleted my Kindle version as I thought it might be interfering with the Print version visibility.

That hasn't helped though.


In the USA it is showing as $15.41 (US funds) at http://a.co/g9Jwcw0 (short URL).
I found it by a search on your name.
If you are not in the USA, you cannot view the US site.
The link above that you sent appears to be India (?) only - assuming that is where you are.
Donna St Felix

Posts: 5,489
Registered: 09/18/13
Re: My book is not visible when searched by Author Name or Title.
Posted: Oct 11, 2017 8:43 AM   in response to: Donna St Felix in response to: Donna St Felix
 
Click to report abuse...   Click to reply to this thread Reply
Added note:
Is Kindle available in India?
thrasherll

Posts: 5,052
Registered: 06/27/12
Re: My book is not visible when searched by Author Name or Title.
Posted: Oct 11, 2017 11:19 AM   in response to: Donna St Felix in response to: Donna St Felix
 
Click to report abuse...   Click to reply to this thread Reply
Yes, there's a kindle.in site. My books are on it; it just happens automatically if you choose worldwide distribution, or whatever the term is in the KDP publication process.

L. L. Thrasher
Diana Persaud

Posts: 2,561
Registered: 10/07/13
Re: My book is not visible when searched by Author Name or Title.
Posted: Oct 11, 2017 11:22 AM   in response to: Donna St Felix in response to: Donna St Felix
 
Click to report abuse...   Click to reply to this thread Reply
Donna St Felix wrote:
Vinod Pottayil wrote:
This is the link to the Print version that is visible if you do ISBN search

https://www.amazon.in/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=978+81+90697217

I deleted my Kindle version as I thought it might be interfering with the Print version visibility.

That hasn't helped though.

In the USA it is showing as $15.41 (US funds) at http://a.co/g9Jwcw0 (short URL).
I found it by a search on your name.
If you are not in the USA, you cannot view the US site.
The link above that you sent appears to be India (?) only - assuming that is where you are.


that's the old version (2012)
Emily Veinglory

Posts: 3,381
Registered: 04/25/13
Re: My book is not visible when searched by Author Name or Title.
Posted: Oct 11, 2017 1:38 PM   in response to: Diana Persaud in response to: Diana Persaud
 
Click to report abuse...   Click to reply to this thread Reply
It seems to me that the authos can see if there is a ur; for the 2017 version from their bookshelf... or they haven't managed to publish it? No way for us to answer that.
Legend
Helpful Answer
Correct Answer

Point your RSS reader here for a feed of the latest messages in all forums