Perfecting a Manuscript for Kindle Direct Publishing

For all those purchasing Knitting Can Walk and other stories for your Kindle…

Write to Inspire

The Problem

KindleWhilst I am very excited that Knitting Can Walk! will go live on Kindle tomorrow morning, I am disappointed that I have been unable to make last minute minor edits to perfect the text that my readers will download. This is not due to the technical limitations of KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing). It is because their rule is that the uploaded version is locked three days before publication.

Authors who have self-published through KDP will know that they can make changes at any time, once their book is live, and the updated version will be available for download about 12 hours later. In fact, such changes can be made from the first upload, ten days or more before “go live” date right up until that three day lock-down period.

It’s infuriating!

The version that will automatically downloaded to the Kindle devices of those wonderful people who have pre-ordered…

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