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Offline Redgum

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Changing a book's title
« on: March 17, 2020, 06:03:33 pm »
If I wanted to change the title of a novel, am I able to do it without an ISBN change? Will I lose my Amazon reviews?

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    Offline juliatheswede

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    Re: Changing a book's title
    « Reply #1 on: March 17, 2020, 06:16:22 pm »
    Yes, just change the title. I put a note below the blurb that explains "this novel was previously called XXX." Often, people mention the old title in reviews and I don't want anyone to be confused.

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    Re: Changing a book's title
    « Reply #2 on: March 18, 2020, 01:08:09 am »
    If you change the title the ISBN must be changed and you must republish your book. So yes, unfortunately you'll lose all your reviews that belongs to your previous title.

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    Re: Changing a book's title
    « Reply #3 on: March 19, 2020, 03:54:41 am »
    The replies aren't contradictory. You can do this with an ebook; you can't change the title of a print edition because it (and some other stuff) is locked to the ISBN, and you don't want a new ISBN because the old version will stay on the Amazon store "forever".
    Notjohn's Guide to E-Book & Print Formatting: http://viewbook.at/notjohn

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    Re: Changing a book's title
    « Reply #4 on: March 20, 2020, 12:33:42 pm »
    You can change the title but then the print will be different.

    If its a drastic change i.e

    MY LIFE AS A BIRD

    to

    MY LIFE AS A CHICKEN


    You might want to unpublish and start again.

    If its

    MY LIFE AS A BIRD: 10 TIPS

    and it changed to

    MY LIFE AS A BIRD: 20 tips

    That can be done easy and doesnt need any unpublishing.

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