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sean

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Paperback to ebook.
Posted: May 18, 2017 4:17 PM
 
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I have a KDP ebook on Amazon. I created a paperback from it, which is now on Amazon. The paperback is a revision and is better. I want to turn the paperback into the ebook, thus replacing the ebook with the revised ebook, so it's the same as paperback. Is there an easy way to do this?
Donna St Felix

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Re: Paperback to ebook.
Posted: May 18, 2017 4:29 PM   in response to: sean in response to: sean
 
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sean wrote:
I have a KDP ebook on Amazon. I created a paperback from it, which is now on Amazon. The paperback is a revision and is better. I want to turn the paperback into the ebook, thus replacing the ebook with the revised ebook, so it's the same as paperback. Is there an easy way to do this?

Make a copy of your new manuscript to reformat for a Kindle digital book. Upload that when reformatted OVER the old one you have there now.
Charles Domard

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Re: Paperback to ebook.
Posted: May 18, 2017 9:03 PM   in response to: sean in response to: sean
 
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First you have to save your new manuscript as a html web page. You can do this under the save as options in the word processing program you used. Probably Microsoft Word. Then you click on the three dots next to the e-book you already published and click option 2 which is e-book content. You go down to upload manuscript and choose the new html web page file you just create with the revised work. It will take 5 to 10 minutes to load up. after it loads up preview it. Then you have to choose the pricing options again. If you keep the same price the royalty will be different because the delivery charges will be different. Then you just republish your e-book with the revisions.
Donna St Felix

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Re: Paperback to ebook.
Posted: May 18, 2017 10:40 PM   in response to: Charles Domard in response to: Charles Domard
 
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Charles Domard wrote:
First you have to save your new manuscript as a html web page. You can do this under the save as options in the word processing program you used. Probably Microsoft Word. Then you click on the three dots next to the e-book you already published and click option 2 which is e-book content. You go down to upload manuscript and choose the new html web page file you just create with the revised work. It will take 5 to 10 minutes to load up. after it loads up preview it. Then you have to choose the pricing options again. If you keep the same price the royalty will be different because the delivery charges will be different. Then you just republish your e-book with the revisions.

No - there are differences between the format for paperback and digital books.
Diana Persaud

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Re: Paperback to ebook.
Posted: May 19, 2017 12:21 PM   in response to: sean in response to: sean
 
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To properly format your ebook, there are several FREE books that tells you how to do it. Amazon has one (I never used it). I used Mark Coker's Smashwords guide and it works fine for uploading files to KDP.

It's essential to format ebooks properly.

And whatever you do, do NOT let CreateSpace make your ebook file.
Notjohn

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Re: Paperback to ebook.
Posted: May 19, 2017 1:07 PM   in response to: Diana Persaud in response to: Diana Persaud
 
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And whatever you do, do NOT let CreateSpace make your ebook file.

Or let KDP make your paperback!

Good luck! -- NJ

The book: Notjohn's Guide to E-Book Formatting (and print as well!)

The blog: http://notjohnkdp.blogspot.com
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