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christian galacar

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Updating book details etc after the Pre-order date hits
Posted: Oct 27, 2017 8:33 AM
 
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Has anyone noticed that if you do a pre-order, any updates you do to your ebook after the pre-order date hits and the book goes fully live result in the bookshelf status of your book changing to "publishing" in orange letters, as opposed to saying the usual green "Live - Updates Publishing" ? For instance, my book was a pre-order and was released on 10/17. On 10/25 I updated some keywords in KDP and republished to make the changes. The status went from "Live - Updates in review" to one word "Publishing" an hour later. For this book, updates never seem to get the "Live - updates PUBLISHING" status. It's probably fine; the book is still on Amazon while in the "Publishing" status, but it was something that caught my eye. Every other book I have does not follow this pattern, and I have never done a pre-order with them. that's how I ended up assuming it has something to do with using KDP's pre-order system. I have reached out to KDP support, but I'm still awaiting a response.
Notjohn

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Re: Updating book details etc after the Pre-order date hits
Posted: Oct 27, 2017 1:36 PM   in response to: christian galacar in response to: christian galacar
 
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It's probably fine

It is fine. What you see is what I always see, because I don't believe in pre-order publishing. Too many traps for the unwary.

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

Good luck! -- NJ

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