Surprise!

Because I did a lot of my e-book work early in the month, I ended up finishing the OOP re-release with images at the same time. I’ve sent it up to Apple, and then I thought, hey, you guys were really good when I mentioned being done with the IP e-book and nobody said “why don’t you just release it NOW???” And there’s really no reason for people wanting OOP in the second half of this month to NOT get the updated version.

So it’s up on Amazon now, it has been sent to Apple, and it’ll be on Barnes & Noble this week. EDIT: Fixed some minor formatting problems like, oh, no paragraph indents. It should be available in its new fixed form tomorrow.

I sent an e-mail to Amazon asking them to contact everyone who’s already bought the book to ask whether they want the updated version–currently their policy is that they can’t push new content without your permission. The forums seem to indicate that they have done this for other titles, so let’s give it a few days and see how they do with it. If you don’t get an e-mail by next Monday, go ahead and e-mail customer service directly and ask them about it. Include the ASIN (B003PPDAXQ) in any correspondence about the book. I’ve no idea how B&N does it but I’ll be checking it out (please comment in this post if you have any info–also if you have any challenges getting the updated book).

Thanks for all your support and patience, guys! IP-E Day is almost here!

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3 Responses to Surprise!

  1. Bezel says:

    Hi Kyell,

    As a British fan of your works, do you happen to know the position regarding Amazon.co.uk pushing updated versions (i.e. with illustrations) of your books, or is this only likely to apply to US readers ?

    Kind regards

    • Administrator says:

      I have no idea whether Amazon.co.uk has a separate policy or a separate customer service department. If you write them and find out, please let me know! The Kindle Publishing site does not distinguish between countries, so I have no idea how to contact the UK branch or even if there is one. The UK store, for all I know, might be administered from Seattle.

      • Bezel says:

        Well, for what it’s worth, here’s the reply from Kindle Direct Publishing …

        “Irrespective of which Kindle store the book was purchased, when we raise a request to send out an email notification to customers who have previously bought a book (which has been recently updated), the email will be sent to all the customers across all marketplaces (US, UK, DE, and FR.)

        Thus, if you’ve already purchased a copy of his book, you’ll be sent the email notification as well and once you respond to that, we’ll push the updated version to your device for free.

        If you haven’t received the updated version, I would recommend you contact our customer service at this toll-free number, 1-866-216-1072 and they will be able to help you further. ”

        Hope that’s of some use to you ^^