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Todsplace
06-10-2011, 02:22 AM
Hi guys,

Does anyone know if revising or modifying the content of an ebook on Kindle DTP--actually replacing the uploaded file--causes the title to go out of sale?

Or does it just keep selling the old version until the new one is approved to overwrite it?

Any help would be great :)! I've heard conflicting things, so I thought I would check..

Todsplace

Sargentodiaz
06-10-2011, 04:22 AM
Once you finish the revision and click the Save, the old version goes off sale until the new one is approved.

Todsplace
06-10-2011, 04:27 AM
Bummer. So there's a day or two when its completely un-buyable?

I thought it would make more sense to keep selling the old copy and then replace it seamlessly so that no one can even tell it was taken off.

Todsplace
06-10-2011, 04:28 AM
I trust that books that go completely offline when people simply change things like categories and product notes?

Carradee
06-10-2011, 05:02 PM
Once you finish the revision and click the Save, the old version goes off sale until the new one is approved.

…What are you talking about?

When I update my file, the old version's still on sale until the new one goes live. It only goes off-sale then takes a few days to go back on sale if I "Unpublish" it.

I even checked with some folks over on KindleBoards to make sure it wasn't my imagination.

Sargentodiaz
06-10-2011, 11:48 PM
Well then, I guess I'm wrong!
Seems that when I did a revision, it got pulled until the staff okayed it.
Sorry 'bout that.

thothguard51
06-11-2011, 12:03 AM
OK, this might offend some self published writers, and this is not my intent. Please read carefully...

I have a big problem with writers putting up books and then revise time and time again because they did not get it right the first time. I feel like the buyers for the first version were lab rats and that does not make me feel good as one of the lab rats.

I mean, why even put something up if its not a finished product? It feels like a cheat...

Todsplace
06-11-2011, 01:49 AM
Thanks for the help guys :)!

Todsplace
06-11-2011, 02:08 AM
OK, this might offend some self published writers, and this is not my intent. Please read carefully...

I have a big problem with writers putting up books and then revise time and time again because they did not get it right the first time. I feel like the buyers for the first version were lab rats and that does not make me feel good as one of the lab rats.

I mean, why even put something up if its not a finished product? It feels like a cheat...

I'm not offended :D

I'm not actually at that stage yet, but I was asking on behalf of a friend. And myself too--in the sense that when I'm ready to publish I'd like to know what happens when I need to add an extra section that is too small to warrant a "new edition."

I love posting on this forum because there's an answer to all my questions. And I feel better prepared for when it comes time for me to publish.

For the record, I too would hate it if people used this feature to make editorial changes (i.e. actually uploading an entirely new edit over a budget edit).

Carradee
06-11-2011, 03:45 PM
I have a big problem with writers putting up books and then revise time and time again because they did not get it right the first time. I feel like the buyers for the first version were lab rats and that does not make me feel good as one of the lab rats.

I mean, why even put something up if its not a finished product? It feels like a cheat...

Um, off the top of my head, I can think of several reasons to upload a new version that don't involve revision:


fix the formatting your vendor screwed up
update reference links and mentions author's other titles
change the excerpt(s) listed in back
add new cover to the inside of the file
repair the handful of typos that a reader pointed out


Now, if a writer posts a brand-new revision, I agree that can be annoying, but just because there's a new upload doesn't mean that the story's changed at all, or that there was some major story error that got fixed.

Kensington
06-11-2011, 04:11 PM
I like the Kindle system myself. You're not locked in to someone else's time schedule. And the ability to revise or unpublish at anytime is invaluable. As for the revisions after publication. You have to see the book live on Amazon to know if changes are needed. Sometimes the blurb just doesn't seem adequate, or you'd like something different on the cover, etc. Kindle is a great way to get published with only a 24 -48 hour delay! :-) Sounds unbelievable, doesn't it? ?And what's not to like about it? Especially for poor beleaguered writers who have been jerked around by publishers and made to wait for months or even years before their book is released. I intend to upload all my novels to Kindle, as soon as they're out of contract. It's super to be in control again.

brainstorm77
06-11-2011, 10:19 PM
OK, this might offend some self published writers, and this is not my intent. Please read carefully...

I have a big problem with writers putting up books and then revise time and time again because they did not get it right the first time. I feel like the buyers for the first version were lab rats and that does not make me feel good as one of the lab rats.

I mean, why even put something up if its not a finished product? It feels like a cheat...

Yup. Greek Seaman...

Kensington
06-12-2011, 10:37 PM
Another great bonus about the Kindle, is that it can be used by the chemically sensitive. No odour. Whereas print books often present a problem.