Updating an Ebook is Harder than I Thought

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One of the good things about self-publishing in ebook form with Amazon KDP is you can correct typos and other errors easily. Make the changes in your base document, upload it to KDP, press Publish and you’re done, right?

Yes and no.

Readers who buy your book after you publish the corrected version will get that version. But what about everyone who pre-ordered it or bought it before you discovered those pesky typos? You’ve assumed the corrected version will be automatically delivered to their reading devices, right?

Probably not.

One of the authors whose blog I follow recently published an updated and corrected version of an ebook. Being aware of this, I was eager to reread the book in its new form. When I checked my Kindle library (note: I don’t own a Kindle reader; I read Kindle books on a tablet using the Kindle app), I found only the…

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About Patty L. Fletcher

Patty L. Fletcher lives in Kingsport Tennessee where she works full time as a Writer with the goal of bridging the great chasm which separates the disAbled from the non-disAbled. And as a Social Media Promotional Assistant. She is the owner and creator of Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing (Author, Blogger Business Assist), and is the published author of two books, Campbell’s Rambles: How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life and Bubba Tails From the Puppy Nursery At The Seeing Eye: Volume One. She can also be found in two anthologies which are, December Awethology Light And A Treasure Chest of Children’s Tales. See her latest book, Pathway to Freedom Broken and Healed: How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life Second Edition in eBook and Paperback at: https://www.amazon.com/Patty-L.-Fletcher/e/B00Q9I7RWG Find it in various accessible formats: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/PattyFletcher See her Facebook business page: https://www.facebook.com/tellittotheworld/ Patty loves receiving feedback about her work. So, drop her a line any time at: patty.volunteer1@gmail.com
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2 Responses to Updating an Ebook is Harder than I Thought

  1. Casey says:

    Interesting. I wonder how it is different if you do publish, say a second edition. Is it then easier because you are declaring it a 2nd edition book? Does the ASIN number stay the same in that case.
    I may need to research this sooner or later.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    • Hi Casey.

      When I published Pathway to Freedom Broken and Healed: Book One How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life Second Edition, which is a second edition of my first book, Campbell’s Rambles: How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life it was all a brand new book.

      When we updated Bubba Tails from the Puppy Nursery At The Seeing Eye we didn’t republish it as a second edition which was what I had originally meant to do but because we didn’t, the numbers all stayed the same. Does this make sense, or have I confused you further?

      LOL.

      Thanks for reading and commenting. I’d just like to say that you read and comment on more of my posts having to do with writing, than any of my writer clients and I appreciate your taking the time to do so.

      Patty L. Fletcher

      Self-Published Author and Social Media Promotional Assistant

      Email: patty.volunteer1@gmail.com

      See my latest book, Pathway to Freedom Broken and Healed: How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life Second Edition in eBook and Paperback at: https://www.amazon.com/Patty-L.-Fletcher/e/B00Q9I7RWG

      Find it in various accessible formats: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/PattyFletcher

      See my Facebook business page: https://www.facebook.com/tellittotheworld/

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