How to Publish with KDP: Part Eighteen

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Hello SErs. Harmony here.  As promised, here is  part eighteen in the post series dedicated to taking a step-by-step look at how to get your finished manuscript from your computer and on sale on Amazon in both ebook and paperback.

If you’d like to take a look back at the previous posts in this series, please click on the links at the end of this post.

So, here’s Part Eighteen: How to check ALL of your sales pages once the book is on sale.

You might think that checking ALL of your sales pages is somewhat obvious. However, for a long time, I assumed (I know … ass out of u and me!) that my Kindle sales page also showed the same as my paperback and audio sales pages. 

Not so.

And my part Fifteen post on using HTML for your paperback description highlighted a few other authors who’d done the same thing as me. Hence this post 🙂

Below, I show a screenshot of a typical sales page. You will note that Amazon will open up the Kindle sales page by default. Once you’ve checked the book description on there, you will also need to check all of your other pages too.


As you can see, this is displaying the Kindle page.

To check the paperback book description, you will ALSO need to navigate to the paperback sales page. Click on the ‘Paperback’ box next to the ‘Kindle’ box.

 

To check any other formats or editions, you will need to click on the ‘see all formats and edtions’ link, which you will find directly above the ‘Kindle’ and ‘Paperback’ boxes. You will now see this layout >>>

 

Here, you can see that I’m now able to see the audiobook version as well as the Kindle and Paperback pages.

If you need to make changes to your audiobook description after it is on live sale, you will need to contact the ACX help desk to make the changes for you. ACX only allows you to change your book description yourself while the book is in production.

However, for the Kindle and Paperback sales pages, you can make any changes necessary by accessing the ‘edit book details’ page on your KDP dashboard.

For more information on inputing your book description on your KDP dashboard, see my How to Publish to KDP part Fifteen: https://wp.me/p7OGru-2P2

And that’s a wrap! A nice, short, and easy post for you this time 🙂

That’s it from me for today. I hope you’ve found this post useful. I’d love to hear from you in the comments below, and I’ll see you all again on Monday, November 23rd, where we’ll be taking a look at linking your eBook and Paperback editions.

Past posts in this series:

Outline: https://wp.me/p7OGru-29c

Part 1 (Software for Writing) : https://wp.me/p7OGru-29t

Part 2 (General Formatting Necessities) : https://wp.me/p7OGru-29J

Part 3 (Ebook Conversion) : https://wp.me/p7OGru-2ah

Part 4 (Paperback Formatting) : https://wp.me/p7OGru-2eS

Part 5 (Image Software for Making Book Covers) : https://wp.me/p7OGru-2gi

Part 6 A (Using Amazon’s Cover Creator Tool for eBook) : https://wp.me/p7OGru-2gQ

Part 6 B (Making your own ebook cover to upload to Amazon) : https://wp.me/p7OGru-2hQ

Part 7 A (Using Amazon’s Cover Creator Tool for Paperback) : https://wp.me/p7OGru-2jY

Part 7 B (Making your own PDF book cover to upload to Amazon) : https://wp.me/p7OGru-2kf

Part 8 (Setting up your KDP account) : https://wp.me/p7OGru-2kF

Part 9 (An overview of your KDP Dashboard) : https://wp.me/p7OGru-2lq

Part 10 (Uploading your eBook) : https://wp.me/p7OGru-2pL

Part 11 (Previewing your eBook) : https://wp.me/p7OGru-2qc

Part 12 (Editing your eBook): https://wp.me/p7OGru-2Aa

Part 13 (Uploading your Paperback book): https://wp.me/p7OGru-2Dz

Part 14 (Previewing your Paperback book): https://wp.me/p7OGru-2Kf

Part 15 (Your Book Descriptions and HTML): https://wp.me/p7OGru-2P2

Part 16 (Your Book Categories and Keywords): https://wp.me/p7OGru-2Pm

Part 17 (Your Book Pricing and Distribution): https://wp.me/p7OGru-2T5

To make it easy to browse back and forth, I’ve set all links to open in new tabs. As this series progresses, I will update the links for you so that each post includes links to all past posts in the series.


©Harmony Kent 2020

 

(If you’re reading this post on or after November 23rd, 2020, then here’s the link for Part 19 in the How to Publish with KDP series: https://wp.me/p7OGru-2YI. Please note, the link won’t work until November 23rd, 2020.)

33 thoughts on “How to Publish with KDP: Part Eighteen

  1. I have to do this, Harmony. I thought pasting the copy in a draft WP post under the “text” version and bringing it over to KDP would work. It does not. So I’ll follow your instructions (Thank you) and fix the paper description.

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