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John Tommervik

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Anyone know what this error means and a workaround?
Posted: Oct 29, 2017 12:05 PM
 
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I am trying to transfer my paperback from Createspace to KDP but this error happens...

"There was an error verifying your CreateSpace ISBN"

Does anyone know why this error occurs and how to work around this?

My book is on Createspace and currently live on Amazon. I double checked the ISBN-13 and it is correct.

Any ideas?
cdalebrittain

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Re: Anyone know what this error means and a workaround?
Posted: Oct 29, 2017 12:37 PM   in response to: John Tommervik in response to: John Tommervik
 
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The best workaround is not to do it! Why move your book from CS, where things work fine, to KDP-print, which is still buggy?

CS pays a month earlier than KDP=print, and they have phone support with English-fluent humans if you get stuck on something. Plus at-cost copies for authors.
John Tommervik

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Re: Anyone know what this error means and a workaround?
Posted: Oct 29, 2017 1:22 PM   in response to: cdalebrittain in response to: cdalebrittain
 
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Why? So I can have the ability to use sponsored ads to further promote my book.

Unless you know a workaround for that :)
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Re: Anyone know what this error means and a workaround?
Posted: Oct 29, 2017 1:48 PM   in response to: John Tommervik in response to: John Tommervik
 
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John Tommervik wrote:
Why? So I can have the ability to use sponsored ads to further promote my book.

Unless you know a workaround for that :)

You mean you don't have an e-book on KDP?

KDP Print is definitely not worth the effort just so you can use AMS. Read some of the recent threads here about AMS; it's basically become a fool's game. Come to think of it, so is KDP Print...
Joseph M Erhardt

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Re: Anyone know what this error means and a workaround?
Posted: Oct 29, 2017 1:48 PM   in response to: John Tommervik in response to: John Tommervik
 
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John Tommervik wrote:
Why? So I can have the ability to use sponsored ads to further promote my book.

Unless you know a workaround for that :)


If you have an e-book edition of the work, sponsor-ad the e-book. As long as the e-book and paperback show together on your product page, you're good to go.
John Tommervik

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Re: Anyone know what this error means and a workaround?
Posted: Oct 29, 2017 1:51 PM   in response to: Joseph M Erhardt in response to: Joseph M Erhardt
 
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It's a coloring book. Not going to be good as an e-book.
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Re: Anyone know what this error means and a workaround?
Posted: Oct 29, 2017 1:53 PM   in response to: writerbn in response to: writerbn
 
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No, I don't have an ebook because it's a coloring book.
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Posted: Oct 29, 2017 2:16 PM   in response to: John Tommervik in response to: John Tommervik
 
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Ouch. Then you may be one of the few individuals with a legitimate reason to go KDP Print Beta. Hmmmm.

One more thing to check before you jump: Have you verified from AMS that you can, actually, promo a paperback through their system if you don't have an associated e-book? I'd get that in an e-mail, if you haven't already, before doing this.

Best of luck.
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Re: Anyone know what this error means and a workaround?
Posted: Oct 29, 2017 3:10 PM   in response to: John Tommervik in response to: John Tommervik
 
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John Tommervik wrote:
No, I don't have an ebook because it's a coloring book.
Jospeh makes a good point. I've never seen a paperback edition advertised through AMS, at least for the "sponsored product" ads. It's worth contacting KDP to find out before you jump off the KDP Print cliff.
John Tommervik

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Re: Anyone know what this error means and a workaround?
Posted: Oct 29, 2017 3:44 PM   in response to: writerbn in response to: writerbn
 
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You guys both make great points.

I have seen adult coloring books using "sponsored ads." In fact, I have seen coloring books published by Createspace using "Sponsored ads." I have no idea how. I've spent hours googling this info, searching forums, etc. I've contacted Createspace, and they don't know. I'm waiting until Monday to call Createspace who say they can connect my call with KDP, even though there is no direct line to KDP.

From the KDP documents I have found it does seem like you can advertise a paperback through AMS without an e-book but I will double-check.
John Tommervik

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Re: Anyone know what this error means and a workaround?
Posted: Oct 29, 2017 3:44 PM   in response to: writerbn in response to: writerbn
 
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You guys both make great points.

I have seen adult coloring books using "sponsored ads." In fact, I have seen coloring books published by Createspace using "Sponsored ads." I have no idea how. I've spent hours googling this info, searching forums, etc. I've contacted Createspace, and they don't know. I'm waiting until Monday to call Createspace who say they can connect my call with KDP, even though there is no direct line to KDP.

From the KDP documents I have found it does seem like you can advertise a paperback through AMS without an e-book but I will double-check.
John Tommervik

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Re: Anyone know what this error means and a workaround?
Posted: Oct 29, 2017 3:49 PM   in response to: Joseph M Erhardt in response to: Joseph M Erhardt
 
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Good point. I will be on the phone with KDP via Creatsespace on Monday and will double check this.
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