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wh682

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How long does it take for the cover to show up with the book?
Posted: Oct 31, 2014 12:05 PM
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It's been awhile since I published something new. The ebook went up a day or so ago. I remember the look inside took bit to show up, but I though the cover image showed up right away. Apparently, I am remembering incorrectly.

Does anyone know how long it takes for the cover to show up on Amazon?
Cynthia E. Hurst

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Re: How long does it take for the cover to show up with the book?
Posted: Oct 31, 2014 12:15 PM   in response to: wh682 in response to: wh682
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As far as I know, the cover always shows up when the book goes live. Was there any potential problem with it?
Ed M Robertson

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Re: How long does it take for the cover to show up with the book?
Posted: Oct 31, 2014 12:48 PM   in response to: wh682 in response to: wh682
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I've done a couple of cover changes on existing books that weren't selling well in the last couple of months and it took almost a week for the new cover to show up. If it is a new book however, the cover should go live right away as Cynthia said.
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Re: How long does it take for the cover to show up with the book?
Posted: Nov 1, 2014 5:49 PM   in response to: Ed M Robertson in response to: Ed M Robertson
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Weird. I thought I replied to this. It's a new book and it didn't say it had any errors. The covers shows in my bookshelf. I sent them an note to ask.
Notjohn

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Re: How long does it take for the cover to show up with the book?
Posted: Nov 2, 2014 3:43 AM   in response to: wh682 in response to: wh682
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What do you see on the store instead of your cover?

As others have said, the cover for a newly published book should show up immediately with its first listing on the Amazon store. If you haven't already, use the Contact Us option, bottom of this page.

Good luck! -- NJ

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Re: How long does it take for the cover to show up with the book?
Posted: Nov 2, 2014 4:35 AM   in response to: Notjohn in response to: Notjohn
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It has the "no image available" image.

They did reply and said. The image I have is within the correct guidelines and it should have appeared. The person said to give it one more day, if if didn't appear to contact him/her again (androgynous name), and they would escalate it.
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Re: How long does it take for the cover to show up with the book?
Posted: Nov 2, 2014 7:35 AM   in response to: wh682 in response to: wh682
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Yesterday for the first time in the almost 3 years I've been on KDP I changed a cover, the book went live and the old cover was still on the product page. Every time I changed a cover before, the new cover was there when the book went live after the review process.

I submitted the new cover again last night and when I got up this morning the book was live but the old cover is still there in all the stores, so something is definitely off. I actually came here to find out if anyone else was having this problem. I'll wait a day or two and see if it appears.
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Re: How long does it take for the cover to show up with the book?
Posted: Nov 2, 2014 1:35 PM   in response to: wordtryst in response to: wordtryst
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A change of cover in a previously published e-book generally takes two or three days to catch up. (This should NOT be the case with a newly published book.)

Good luck! -- NJ

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Re: How long does it take for the cover to show up with the book?
Posted: Nov 3, 2014 7:46 AM   in response to: Notjohn in response to: Notjohn
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It appears that there was something wrong with the image, maybe a corrupted file or something. I just uploaded a new one this morning and it is now shows on Amazon.
Notjohn

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Re: How long does it take for the cover to show up with the book?
Posted: Nov 3, 2014 9:56 AM   in response to: wh682 in response to: wh682
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I'm glad it worked out.

It's strange, though, that Support didn't pick that up and tell you about it.

Good luck! -- NJ

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Rose Wynters

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Re: How long does it take for the cover to show up with the book?
Posted: Nov 3, 2014 2:27 PM   in response to: wh682 in response to: wh682
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I've had it to take awhile for me in the past, when I changed a cover. I think it was two or three days before the cover was changed.
Zeeshan Mahmud

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Re: How long does it take for the cover to show up with the book?
Posted: Dec 30, 2017 10:17 AM   in response to: Rose Wynters in response to: Rose Wynters
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Hi,

I changed the cover last night. And the change hasn't occurred yet. Does it take 24 hours?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M7MHAL4/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

In the inside of the book, the cover changed, but not externally.

Help?
Notjohn

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Re: How long does it take for the cover to show up with the book?
Posted: Dec 30, 2017 3:12 PM   in response to: Zeeshan Mahmud in response to: Zeeshan Mahmud
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A cover change can take a day or two on the Look Inside sample but as long as a week or ten days on the Amazon store page.

(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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