Whilst 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.
The version that will automatically downloaded to the Kindle devices of those wonderful people who have pre-ordered my book will contain lots of minor errors. Within a few hours, the corrected version will become available for download.
I apologize profusely to those of you who have already bought my book.
The good news is that I have discovered a simple workaround. And this one works for ANY Kindle reader to get the latest version of ANY book that they have purchased in the past.
- Log in to your Amazon account.
- From the drop-down menu under “Your Account” select “Manage Your Content and Devices”.
- Next to each book that you have ordered on Kindle, you’ll see a button with three dots like this “…”
- Click on that and a popup will appear. One of the options is “Deliver”.
- Click on that option.
- Then you can choose which devices to deliver to.
- The latest version of your book will be delivered to your choice(s) of device(s).
- Hey presto!
I hope that this helps my readers to get their eyes on the best possible version of my book and that it helps other Kindle readers to get the latest versions of their favourites.