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Henrik Berezin

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Table of content in paperback
Posted: Dec 7, 2017 3:39 AM
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I have just added my paperback and when I look in the "look inside" it appears that the lines in the ToC have a grey background area and each line is also underlined for some reason.
It looked fine in the the previewer and on the PDF that I uploaded.
Is this just how it looks in the "look inside" or will it look like this in print as well?
Do I need to reformat the file and upload again?
MR R J LAIDLER

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Re: Table of content in paperback
Posted: Dec 7, 2017 7:50 AM   in response to: Henrik Berezin in response to: Henrik Berezin
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Henrik Berezin wrote:
I have just added my paperback and when I look in the "look inside" it appears that the lines in the ToC have a grey background area and each line is also underlined for some reason.
It looked fine in the the previewer and on the PDF that I uploaded.
Is this just how it looks in the "look inside" or will it look like this in print as well?
Do I need to reformat the file and upload again?
No, it's only the Look Inside which does that. You should find some of the entries are hyperlinked. Click on one and it should take you to the chapter immediately.
But you should order a copy of the book if you haven't done so already and check everything is as you want it. Don't trust the previewer.
Donna St Felix

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Re: Table of content in paperback
Posted: Dec 7, 2017 8:32 AM   in response to: Henrik Berezin in response to: Henrik Berezin
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Henrik Berezin wrote:
I have just added my paperback and when I look in the "look inside" it appears that the lines in the ToC have a grey background area and each line is also underlined for some reason.
It looked fine in the the previewer and on the PDF that I uploaded.
Is this just how it looks in the "look inside" or will it look like this in print as well?
Do I need to reformat the file and upload again?

It shows that way in the Look Inside (LI) so that everyone CANNOT read your entire book online.
Henrik Berezin

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Re: Table of content in paperback
Posted: Dec 7, 2017 8:52 AM   in response to: Donna St Felix in response to: Donna St Felix
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Thanks for your replies. That makes sense.
Seems like the best thing would be to order a proof copy, but that options doesn't seem to be available in my "bookshelf" when I click on the ellipsis. Any ideas how to go about this?
cdalebrittain

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Re: Table of content in paperback
Posted: Dec 7, 2017 9:16 AM   in response to: Henrik Berezin in response to: Henrik Berezin
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Well, too late now, but if you'd published through CreateSpace it would have been easy to get a proof copy.

Either just go ahead and buy your book like a regular Amazon customer, or lower the price to the absolute minimum and then order the book like a regular customer. Put the price back up once the book prints and ships, though anyone else would be able to buy it for the minimum in the meantime.

If you're in Europe it may be cheaper to pay regular price (or at least minimum price) than to wait for a proof copy from the US, especially if you have Prime and get free shipping, which you wouldn't get on a CS proof copy.

Note that any copies bought while your price is set to minimum will not show up on your reports as Sales, and you'll earn zero royalties.
Henrik Berezin

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Re: Table of content in paperback
Posted: Dec 7, 2017 9:37 AM   in response to: cdalebrittain in response to: cdalebrittain
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The reason I went with KDP paperback instead of CS is because I am based in Europe and I read that KDP will print and distribute from within Europe.
I thought I would be able to order author copies for the printing cost of $3.27, but I guess I was mistaken.
I suppose I could unpublish it and republish on CS. I just don't know if it's worth the hassle.
Notjohn

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Re: Table of content in paperback
Posted: Dec 7, 2017 10:00 AM   in response to: Henrik Berezin in response to: Henrik Berezin
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KDP will print and distribute from within Europe.

All my paperbacks were distributed through CreateSpace, and all are available in all European stores as well as Canada, Australia, and probably other places. (I just discovered this morning that they are on the AU store, thanks to the Book Depository, which is available on CS Expanded Distribution.

However, buying copies from CS is you live outside the US is probably too expensive to make it worthwhile.

(Don't trust KDP to publish a print edition. Don't trust CreateSpace to publish an ebook. Each does one thing well and the other thing poorly.)

Good luck! -- NJ

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MR R J LAIDLER

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Re: Table of content in paperback
Posted: Dec 7, 2017 10:41 AM   in response to: Henrik Berezin in response to: Henrik Berezin
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Henrik Berezin wrote:
Thanks for your replies. That makes sense.
Seems like the best thing would be to order a proof copy, but that options doesn't seem to be available in my "bookshelf" when I click on the ellipsis. Any ideas how to go about this?
Drop the price to the minimum allowed, order a copy for yourself then put the price back up. It might be sensible to unpublish the book as well after placing your order until you have checked the hard copy. :)
Kelly Collins

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Re: Table of content in paperback
Posted: Dec 8, 2017 10:05 AM   in response to: Donna St Felix in response to: Donna St Felix
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I agree with buying your own copy. I bought a copy of mine after that was suggested to me and sure enough it was different than what my downloaded previewer showed me and the online previewer.
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