This is the kind of thing that keeps me from wanting to move.evdarcy said:UPDATE: So to get rid of the horrible barcode sticking out and the back text being covered by the barcode, I've uploaded a new cover to KDP. This is the EXACT SAME COVER, save for moving the bottom part of the back-text up ever so slightly. NOTHING else has been changed...
Not according to KDP! Apparently now my spine is a problem! I have no idea how, or why!
In addition to this, it keeps showing the OLD file on both the content details and the launcher. I've tried uploading a different cover, a renamed cover, but I still get the old CS cover with the barcode showing.
I've had to go through Amazon's horrible way of trying to send a message about the problem. CS definitely trumps on this part, I have to say! I feel like I'm going to get a horrible bog-standard message back telling me something I've already done and we're going to go around and around in circles!
I can understand why Amazon would want to consolidate its operations. What I can't understand is why they couldn't just replicate CS's process in KDP. These stories about weird cover incompatibilities are troubling, even though they don't always happen. The long time it took to roll out proofs and author copies was troubling. The fact that there's still no expanded distribution is troubling (even though I don't use it). How hard could it possibly be to just copy what CS was doing? Why reinvent the wheel--very slowly, and not always accurately? None of this inspires confidence.