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Offline Redgum

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Is Amazon removing subtitles on books?
« on: September 10, 2020, 06:07:10 pm »
Hey all

Today I noticed a series I am following (one book only at this time) no longer has "Book 1" after it, just the title. I presumed the author had decided to abandon the series, which is not uncommon today given how hard it is to launch series on Amazon these days. But, then I checked one of my own titles which I published over 2 years ago and subtitled "Book 1", and I am working on Book 2 right now. However, the "Book 1" subtitle has magically disappeared and it now looks like a standalone.

Is this a thing?  :)

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    Offline nightwork

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    Re: Is Amazon removing subtitles on books?
    « Reply #1 on: September 10, 2020, 06:39:16 pm »
    yes it's a thing

    don't subtitle it as book #1

    make up a series name, add the series name to the metadata on the Ebook Details page, and put that it's book #1
    they get annoyed if you do it as a subtitle

    did they not send you a huffy email?

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