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dylan quarles

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cover change -how long to take effect?
Posted: Jun 17, 2017 9:27 AM
 
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Hi all,
I changed the cover of my book on tuesday, and it still hasn't taken effect. It's updated on my bookshelf, but not the store. Anyone have any ideas how long I should expect to wait for this?

Thanks!
Dylan

Edited by: dylan quarles on Jun 17, 2017 9:27 AM
Rebecca Engel

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Posted: Jun 17, 2017 9:43 AM   in response to: dylan quarles in response to: dylan quarles
 
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I believe it can take up to 72 hours for the change to be in effect. Sometimes the old cover will show up on the sales page, but the 'look inside' will show the new cover. I think if you download the free sample, it will show whatever cover is currently going out on any new sales.
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Re: cover change -how long to take effect?
Posted: Jun 17, 2017 11:25 AM   in response to: dylan quarles in response to: dylan quarles
 
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I changed mine on Sunday, and it still isn't showing up. I think six days is a personal record for me. My previous record was five days. If it doesn't show up by tomorrow, I'm going to reload it. Good luck with yours!
Michael Chambers

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Posted: Jun 17, 2017 8:02 PM   in response to: dylan quarles in response to: dylan quarles
 
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I'm in the exact same situation. Updated my cover Tuesday, still not changed. Guess I'll just have to be patient, but it's maddening--the book's anniversary is tomorrow, and I was hoping to have the new cover up by then.
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Posted: Jun 18, 2017 5:43 AM   in response to: Michael Chambers in response to: Michael Chambers
 
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KDP goes through slow periods every so often. My latest release launched without a Look Inside, and I expect it will take a week, thereby killing the launch momentum. It's happened before.

I suspect the same delay is affecting cover updates.
Michael Chambers

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Posted: Jun 18, 2017 5:57 AM   in response to: dylan quarles in response to: dylan quarles
 
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I just re-uploaded the cover. Will update as things progress.
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Posted: Jun 18, 2017 6:08 AM   in response to: Michael Chambers in response to: Michael Chambers
 
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I also re-uploaded mine last night, and this morning, it's showing. Don't know if it's because of the re-upload, or whether finally, after seven days, the original upload showed up. That's the longest I've ever had to wait for a cover.
Michael Chambers

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Posted: Jun 18, 2017 12:51 PM   in response to: maineauthor in response to: maineauthor
 
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They got back to me two days after I emailed them, and now they're saying it's going to be Wednesday before the cover updates. 👹

Edited by: Michael Chambers on Jun 18, 2017 12:51 PM
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Posted: Jun 18, 2017 12:54 PM   in response to: dylan quarles in response to: dylan quarles
 
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Hoping like hell they get this issue fixed. I've got six more covers in the series to update. At this rate, it's going to take longer to update the cover than it did to write the first draft.
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