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Erotic Writer

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Convert existing kindle book to series
Posted: Dec 24, 2017 10:29 AM
 
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Hi,

I have two books on KDP. I want to convert both these books as part of series.

I want to have 1st book as part 1 and second book as part 2 of the same series.

Then I want to add more parts to this series in future.

Can I just add same series name in both the books and just put volume as 1 and 2 respectively?

Also can I use the first book's name as series name and then change the name of second book?

Can someone let me know how do I achieve this?

Thanks
Notjohn

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Re: Convert existing kindle book to series
Posted: Dec 24, 2017 1:55 PM   in response to: Erotic Writer in response to: Erotic Writer
 
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Sure. All you need to do is recast the cover, the title page, and the metadata (all that stuff on the first tab of the publishing process) to suit. You will see that there is an optional window to enter the series name and another the number of the book in the series.

I don't however see how you are going to use the title of book one as a series title. Matthew Eliot has a not very successful series called The End, with the various volume titles in parentheses (IMPACT Book 4). Perhaps you could do something like that.

(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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Erotic Writer

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Re: Convert existing kindle book to series
Posted: Dec 25, 2017 3:35 AM   in response to: Notjohn in response to: Notjohn
 
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Thanks a lot. I will see if I can create a new series and also turn my existing books in a series
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