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Penny Jackson

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Why is "copywrited Material" overwriting on the header and footer
Posted: Feb 5, 2018 11:42 AM
 
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HI All,
I am new to self-publishing and have just published two paperbacks. The formatting seemed fine until I had a look at the finished product. Across the top and bottom of each page are the words Copywrited Material" and this looks like someone has typed over my header, which is the name of the book and my name. Does anyone have a solution to this? Where does this come from? Does Amazon automatically add this? I am really confused by this because I thought it was an error when it happened on my first book and now it has happened again on the second.
What I am really anxious about, is if people buy my paperback books, does this show. Not sure. Does anyone know about this or has anyone had the same experience and can give some advice.
Any advice would be appreciated.
Thank you in advance.
Penny
Ralph E Vaughan

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Re: Why is "copywrited Material" overwriting on the header and footer
Posted: Feb 5, 2018 12:15 PM   in response to: Penny Jackson in response to: Penny Jackson
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If you're checking out the Look Inside, it says "Copyrighted Material" because it is. It's a notice to viewers that the sample is not there for the taking. It does not appear on your actual book, unless you set it up that way in your original file for some reason. I'm assuming from what you wrote that you've not actually seen a copy of your printed book? If this is the case, you really need to do so. It's too late, obviously, to preview as a proof edition, but you should at least order an author's copy (enabled now on KDP-Print), if only so you can see what your readers see. It also looks great on your bookshelf. Good luck.
Penny Jackson

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Re: Why is "copywrited Material" overwriting on the header and footer
Posted: Feb 5, 2018 8:23 PM   in response to: Ralph E Vaughan in response to: Ralph E Vaughan
 
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Thanks Ralph,
thank goodness for that. I thought that would be printed out in the actual book. So, no, I did not order a copy because of this and I wanted to get it fixed before I did. So, I will order my copies of both books now. Thank you again for your reply.
George Garrigues

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Re: Why is "copywrited Material" overwriting on the header and footer
Posted: Feb 5, 2018 11:18 PM   in response to: Penny Jackson in response to: Penny Jackson
 
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Congratulations on your books! Yes, you should always order a proof if you can do so. I like to order my own book before I do any promotion, just to make sure all is OK.

Edited by: George Garrigues on Feb 5, 2018 11:18 PM
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