How do I revise my published book?

To revise to your published book:

  1. Click My Projects
  2. In your Project List, click the title of the project you want to revise.
  3. Click the Create New Revision button at the top of the page to make changes to your project.
    • To Revise a Proof Copy: Click the Approve/Deny Book button and then the Create Revision button.
  4. The title, interior files, cover, information, etc. can all be modified. Work your way through the Publishing Wizard and click Save & Finish to complete the revision and republish the project. 
  5. Order and review a single copy of the revised project before ordering multiple copies or making the project available to consumers. Even the smallest changes to your files can alter the way a book will print.

Changing the Project size and Options

Opening a revision launches the publishing wizard. All files and information you previously entered is saved, but you will have the opportunity to update your file(s).

On the first step (Options) you will be able to update the size, binding, interior paper, and color options. If you've created a book for distribution (applied an ISBN) you may be limited to other distribution eligible formats. 

Editing a Project with an ISBN

A new ISBN is required when:

  • You make significant changes to any part or parts of a published work, such as adding, moving, or removing blocks of text and/or chapters.
  • You change the title or subtitle of a previously published work.
  • You substantially change the cover design (to the extent that customers would view your book as a new product).
  • You create and publish your work in a new product format (hardcover, paperback, eBook, audio book, etc.).
  • You create and publish your work in a new trim size (change the book’s dimensions).
  • You create and publish an eBook in a different file format such as EPUB or MOBI.
  • You publish with another publisher or under a new imprint.
  • You issue a translated version of your published work.

You do NOT need a new ISBN when:

  • You change the price.
  • You make minor corrections (spelling, grammar, typos) to an existing edition.
  • You make minor changes to the cover design of a newly published work or the change is intended to provide a marketing boost.

Things to consider when revising your work

  • Sales rankings are associated with the product number assigned to your work. When you revise either your book's content or meta data (title, author, description, category, etc.) a new product number is assigned to differentiate it from the previous version. Therefore, rankings associated with the previous version will be lost when you publish a revision.
  • Reviews for previous versions can be accessed on your book's product page by clicking the Find Reviews for Previous Versions link located below the book description.
  • Ratings for your book are not retained when a new version is published.
  • Changes to books with an ISBN are controlled by ISBN rules. If you create a new version of a published book with an ISBN, we automatically reassign the ISBN and its information to the new version.

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