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KDP Bookshelf & Author Central - which one do I update?
« on: July 11, 2018, 07:01:43 am »
I'm working on updating the blurbs for all my books on Amazon, and I need some help.  Specifically:

Do I need to update the blurb on the KDP bookshelf, or on the book's page on Author Central, or both?  And, if both, what order do I need to do them in, so that the changes I want will actually stick?

I thought that Author Central overrode whatever was entered on the KDP bookshelf, but that doesn't appear to be the case for me. 

 
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    Re: KDP Bookshelf & Author Central - which one do I update?
    « Reply #1 on: July 11, 2018, 07:09:31 am »
    I don't know if this is the best method, but I always update what I can on the bookshelf. I use Author Central for things I can't update through KDP, such as author bio and editorial review snippets.
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    Re: KDP Bookshelf & Author Central - which one do I update?
    « Reply #2 on: July 11, 2018, 09:32:42 am »
    I also update via the bookshelf. I'm not positive, but if I remember correctly Author Central will override your blurb, but only until you make a change to the book via the bookshelf, and then it reverts. I just figured it's not worth the hassle to mess with both, since every few months there's something small I tweak in my book files.

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    Re: KDP Bookshelf & Author Central - which one do I update?
    « Reply #3 on: February 15, 2020, 01:52:35 pm »
    It seems like you can still update the Kindle edition via author central, that goes through in 24 hour or less. For the paperback however, after 4 days still nada. I know they say it takes 3-5 days but it used to be pretty instant. So I assume you now have to go through the dashboard in your KDP account for that. 

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    Re: KDP Bookshelf & Author Central - which one do I update?
    « Reply #4 on: February 16, 2020, 02:40:02 am »
    It seems like you can still update the Kindle edition via author central, that goes through in 24 hour or less. For the paperback however, after 4 days still nada. I know they say it takes 3-5 days but it used to be pretty instant. So I assume you now have to go through the dashboard in your KDP account for that. 

    Paperback description got updated within 24 hours via KDP.

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