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How often do you update your uploads? That is, do you add and change front and back matter? Review quotes? Links to new books, etc.?

Does doing so take the book offline for a while? If so, how long is it down? And does the book update in previous customers' ereaders?

Lot's o' questions from a newbie, huh? ;)
 

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Hello Lexus,

When you submit an updated version of your Kindle content to KDP it doesn't take your book offline. The old version remains available for purchase until the updated version has been published. Unfortunately, the new version won't appear in the Kindles of readers who've already purchased the older version. If they would like the updated version I believe they would need to contact Amazon directly to request this.

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Andrew
 

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Lexus Luke said:
How often do you update your uploads? That is, do you add and change front and back matter? Review quotes? Links to new books, etc.?
I only have one book so far (ebook and paperback formats), but if all goes as planned by the end of the year I'll have several more. Some I plan to do e-format only, the longer books will be both formats :)

As far as the inside, I'm going through this now on the ebook. The only reason I'm updating is to make an ebook version similar to the paperback version. Why weren't the two versions identical from the start? When I published the paperback I added bonus content (because the paperback cost more) and now I'm doing the same for the ebook.

A good time to update your ebooks is when you have new books to promote. As soon as a new book is published, I'll update the inside again to link to the new book. I have two other books at various stages of completion and it's possible that one or both of these will be ready before the novel is published.

Hope this helps :)
 

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I agree with the updating when you're releasing new books, chances are you'll get new readers that haven't read your first novel coming to your page so it wouldn't hurt to be prepared.
 
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