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PRE-ORDER question
Posted: Jan 23, 2018 1:30 PM
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Hi guys,

Just got an email back from KDP support, and as usually pretty dang general.

My question is regards to preorders. I know all the KDP "terms", etc.
Currently I am working with a NY Times bestselling author.
A mainstream author who is moving to selfpub for their N American rights.
We utilized Kindle Pre-order last year for the launch of her 17th novel successfully - 90 days out.
Could have done better building if had it up sooner - could have utilized Ads, etc. for increased marketing.

My question is... I see that large publishers get to put a placeholder, description and release date for KINDLE and TPB for pre-order 8 months out.
Who would I need to speak with? What's the work around for this, etc...

Any ideas would be great.


Deb Carlin

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Re: PRE-ORDER question
Posted: Jan 23, 2018 2:26 PM   in response to: publisherpwp in response to: publisherpwp
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Sorry, if you publish through KDP, you have to follow the KDP rules. The author may be someone famous, but as you are now the publisher, you are a non-Big-Five indie publisher. Basically Amazon doesn't have the same deals to offer to indies as they do to long-established publishing houses, and you can see their point. They do make a platform available that was non-existent 8 or 10 years ago.
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