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Unpublishing and Deleting Books

Key terms

  • Unpublish. To make a published book unavailable for purchase.
  • Republish. To make an unpublished book available for purchase again.
  • Delete. To remove a book in "Draft" status from your Bookshelf. You can't delete books that have been published. Also, paperbacks that were assigned an ISBN can't be deleted.


Unpublishing books

eBooks

  1. Go to your Bookshelf.
  2. Click the ellipsis button ("...") under KINDLE EBOOK ACTIONS next to the book you want to unpublish.
  3. Choose Unpublish.
When you unpublish an eBook from the Kindle Store, it becomes unavailable to buy and unsearchable on Amazon. It won't be available for purchase until you republish it.

Paperbacks

  1. Go to your Bookshelf.
  2. Click the ellipsis button ("...") under PAPERBACK ACTIONS next to the book you want to unpublish.
  3. Choose Unpublish.
When you unpublish your paperback, customers won't be able to buy new copies through KDP. Third parties may still sell used copies of your paperback on Amazon. That means your paperback's detail page will stay live on the website. However, customers won't be able to buy new copies through KDP unless you republish your paperback.

See timelines for updates to published books.



Republishing books

eBooks

  1. Go to your Bookshelf.
  2. Click the ellipsis button ("...") under KINDLE EBOOK ACTIONS next to the book you want to republish.
  3. Choose Edit eBook details.
  4. Make any changes.
  5. Republish.

Paperbacks

  1. Go to your Bookshelf.
  2. Click the ellipsis button ("...") under PAPERBACK ACTIONS next to the book you want to republish.
  3. Choose Edit paperback details.
  4. Make your changes.
  5. Republish.
If you update your book details (e.g., title, description, categories), manuscript and cover files, or publishing and territory rights, we'll review your book again to ensure it meets our guidelines for book details, content, and quality. See timelines for updates to published books.



Deleting draft books

You can delete books in "Draft" status from your Bookshelf. If your book was previously published and available for sale, it can't be deleted. Also, paperbacks that were assigned an ISBN can't be deleted.

eBooks

  1. Go to your Bookshelf.
  2. Click the ellipsis button ("…") under KINDLE EBOOK ACTIONS next to the book you want to delete.
  3. Choose Delete eBook.

Paperbacks

  1. Go to your Bookshelf.
  2. Click the ellipsis button ("…") under PAPERBACK ACTIONS to the book you want to delete.
  3. Choose Delete paperback.
If you delete a from the Bookshelf, you won't be able to recover it.


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