The Effect Duplicate Titles Can Have on an Authors KDP Select Bookshelf

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Do you know the protocol of having duplicate books on your Amazon KDP Select bookshelf? I didn’t before, but I do now.  First off, as much as I would like to keep my bookshelf tidy by deleting unwanted things, unfortunately, there is no option to take that action. Maybe there is a way internally through KDP, I’m not sure, but what I am certain of is an author is not able to make it happen.

The alternative solution is to change your active book to an unpublished draft. And, if you want to start off fresh still using the same book title, but not wanting the baggage that goes along with it (e.g. reviews, editorials, etc.) you would then use the option “Add a New Book” to create a new book with the same title but under a different ASIN. To be frank, my thinking was the old, unpublished draft would be closed and obsolete, however, that wasn’t the case.

What I came to learn was if you have the same title book their detail pages automatically link within 48 hours after an additional edition or version is published as long as the content, title, and contributors are exactly the same. The only way to avoid this automatic action in the future is to change a small detail in the title by adding a subtitle or a change to the form in which the author’s name is written as desired. You might perform this with the unpublished draft so the system doesn’t feed and match details for similarities.

Though in my case, since it had already happened, it took a few times going back and forth in correspondence with KDP representatives to get things corrected. Things ended well, but it was a headache getting to that point.  Hopefully my experience prevents you from making the same error.

R. Lynn

Website:  http://www.rlynnarchie.com

Beat the Heat Summer Giveaway

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Today, Friday June 27 through Sunday June 29, stop pass and visit Facebook giveaway threads from 76 amazing authors (25 per day). There’s a wide variety of genres and writers… something for everyone; you don’t want to miss out!   All you have to do is click here!

See you there:D

R. Lynn

 

Mother’s Day Reading Blitz – All Books $.99

Mother’s Day Reading Blitz Sale Starts Today!!

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My book, Trial of Marriage and over 70 others by 60 female authors, will be ONLY .99 cents from May 9-May 11th for the Mother’s Day Reading Blitz! There’s all different genres for you to choose from. Please share with your reader friends!

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Copyrighting a Book

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Book copyright protection is a question that comes up regularly from writers. Especially true now, when book manuscripts can travel by digital means like through email. It’s common to want to learn how best to safeguard your document whether it’s in eBook or manuscript form. There’s no doubt that when you are transmitting your document there is always the potential for it to pass through several hands, as well as different eyes seeing it, and who wouldn’t feel uneasy passing along their work in its unpublished state. Quite frankly, the first thing that came to mind for me was how do I control ownership?

There’s a good article on Copyrighting a Book. Although this isn’t the original one that was my guide, it does contain a lot of identical information. There are three different methods you can follow to safeguard yourself:  1) Secure Automatic Protection, 2) Get Official Registration and 3) Take Advantage of Registration Services. It’s pretty much you’re choice how you want to go about it, but I am strongly recommending it. Visit the article to read more about how you can protect the rights of your document.

R. Lynn

website:  www.rlynnarchie.com