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hamoodboss

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I can't delete my published book!!
Posted: Nov 10, 2017 3:20 PM
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Hi,

As you might have already read from the title of this thread, I can't delete my published book from Amazon. I went to one of these support pages and it mentions that there is a 'delete' option when you click on the ellipsis button, but in fact, there is no such button. Can anyone know how I can delete my book from Amazon? The reason I want to delete my book from Amazon is that I want to change the content of the book, especially the colors. I have published it colored, but I want it otherwise. I cannot do that change with 'unpublishing alone'. Help, please. Thanks.
booknookbiz

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Re: I can't delete my published book!!
Posted: Nov 10, 2017 4:39 PM   in response to: hamoodboss in response to: hamoodboss
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hamoodboss wrote:
Hi,

As you might have already read from the title of this thread, I can't delete my published book from Amazon. I went to one of these support pages and it mentions that there is a 'delete' option when you click on the ellipsis button, but in fact, there is no such button. Can anyone know how I can delete my book from Amazon? The reason I want to delete my book from Amazon is that I want to change the content of the book, especially the colors. I have published it colored, but I want it otherwise. I cannot do that change with 'unpublishing alone'. Help, please. Thanks.


If you've sold even ONE copy, you cannot "delete" the published book. You have to leave it on your bookshelf. This is because someone who bought the book may want to download it years down the road, etc.

If you want to CHANGE the book, you can revise it. If you mean that you want to publish a new EDITION of the book, you can upload a new one and publish that one under a new book title/edition. If you make changes to the manuscript, you CAN if you wish upload it over the old one, and revise the book. If you're talking about print--which I'm inferring due to your comment about "colors," you may need to do a new version--I can't speak to that, not at the KDP. I know what you'd have to do at Createspace, but not at the KDPPB.

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hamoodboss

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Re: I can't delete my published book!!
Posted: Nov 10, 2017 4:47 PM   in response to: booknookbiz in response to: booknookbiz
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Thank you a lot for your comment. I know that I didn't sell any copy of my book, yet I can't delete!! Any idea why?
Donna St Felix

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Re: I can't delete my published book!!
Posted: Nov 10, 2017 5:08 PM   in response to: hamoodboss in response to: hamoodboss
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hamoodboss wrote:
Thank you a lot for your comment. I know that I didn't sell any copy of my book, yet I can't delete!! Any idea why?

Because paperbacks cannot be deleted.
You can ask Customer Service to block it but it will still show. You just will not get any sales.
You may want to just add into your blurb on the retail page, 'Color Version'.
Then publish another saying 'Black and white version'.
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