There's the book, complete with Look Inside, buy button, and description. Great, except when I went to check, the book couldn't be found in any sort of search. Enter title, author, or any combination, either in a general search or in the Kindle store, and the book doesn't exist. This makes it difficult to sell books. So I waited a while, and when nothing happened, I republished. A few minutes ago I got the same email, congratulating me on publishing my book... and the book is still there, but is still completely unsearchable. It's like the book is a private secret between me and Amazon.
This is not an "adult dungeon" problem, as the book is available on Amazon UK (and has already had three sales and one five-star review), and can be found there under both a general search and a Kindle store search. It seems to be just another manifestation of the usual new book glitches, but I've never had one persist this long. Should I wait and see what happens, or contact Customer Service and ask for help?
It's weird, because I checked this site's linkmaker, and IT had no trouble finding the book and making a link. Peculiar.
Yeah, I know the email often comes out ahead of... well, lots of stuff. I've had missing descriptions and missing buy buttons, and occasionally books that can't be found for brief periods. This is the first time a book has been unsearchable for so long, though. But I think your advice is good... I'll wait and see what happens in the morning. I think I'm stressing more than usual because B&N seems to have decided to get stuck in forever-processing limbo on this one, too. Thank goodness for ARe, or I'd be pulling my hair out.
If memory serves it took about - 6 to 10 hours for mine to be searched out even though it said live. I was reminded at a group I am part of that hundreds of books are submitted by indies every day or so. We're swamping the system.
I'm happy to report that those of you that counseled patience were right-- the book showed up this morning in search results. It showed up on B&N too (despite an error message when I uploaded it). It's live everywhere, so no worries.
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