When I try to update a long book to improve the format (in response to customer reviews), sometimes the new version gets stuck in the process. They load and preview fine and then the "publish" function seems to work. But the book never goes Live.
The book appears in the catalogue with the notice "Sign up to be notified when this item becomes available." And it never becomes available.
For instance, I had that problem with Whitman's Leaves of Grass ASIN B001216CJO
There's no way to cancel and try again. So, in frustration, Iksometimes the same book a second time. I did that with Leaves of Grass and now, several weeks later, the new version shows up with the same reviews the original had. So all is well. But the original one still appears with the "sign up to be notified..." message.
Am I handling this the right way? Is there an alternative?
Richard Seltzer, firstname.lastname@example.org
[i]But the original one still appears with the "sign up to be notified..."[/i]
Yes, I have a similar problem--an inept uploade to Mobipocket somehow made it over to Amazon, despite the fact that the Mobi edition is not activated and does not show on the Mobi catalog, and also despite the fact that Amazon.com is unselected from my list of retailers for the Mobi edition. I have emailed DTP Admin asking them to remove the failed-up version, but so far it's still there.
Look...since Febuary 2008, I have uploaded my book and submitted the cover. Ive submitted messages in this forum to find out how long it will take and Ive yet to get a straight answer. The title of my book is You're 50, Not Finished! and it still says its not available yet. WHY!!!??? iM Getting pretty darn aggrivated and am about ready to pull my book from Kindle. SOMEONE PLEASE GIVE ME A STRAIGHT ANSWER!!!!!!
I have a book that is "being published" [b]now for weeks.[/b] There is no email support or a phone number to call someone for this obvious error!!??
The book is "The Secret Castle: The Key to Good and Evil".
you're not alone: my book finally got kicked into "ready" status after being in publishing status for a week. then i made a small change and published it tuesday or wednesday, and it's still sitting in "publishing" mode. i sent DTP admin an email about it, hopefully it'll get kicked into "live" at some point before i wither from old age!