How do I make changes after approving my book?

by David_Woodward on ‎02-09-2010 10:13 - edited on ‎09-03-2014 02:00 by (34,905 Views)

Occasionally an author will approve their book for retail distribution and for some reason need to make additional changes.


IMPORTANT NOTE: Authors must purchase and approve a proof-copy of their book when it is originally published and after each revision to the interior files and/or book cover before it can be submitted for distribution.


If you only change the book's price or description for a previously approved project, there is no need to purchase a new proof copy. You can simply approve the changes to be submitted to the retailer.


To revise price or description:

  1. Log into your account.
  2. Go to My Projects.
  3. Click on the project title to open the details page.
  4. Click the Edit button in the price or description section.
  5. Edit the field and click Next or Save Changes.
  6. You will be asked to re-approve the book for distribution - you do not have to purchase a new proof copy when changing the price or description. Approving the change is required before we can send price and description updates to the retail distribution partners.


To revise a previously approved manuscript and/or cover:

  1. Log into your account.
  2. Go to My Projects.
  3. Click Revise next to the title to be edited.
  4. Click the Create Revision button near the top of the Project Details page.
  5. A new version of your book will be generated allowing you to edit the cover, interior, metadata, and price.
  6. Proceed through the Publishing Wizard correcting the problems you found during your review. Note: If you upload a revised manuscript, don't forget to delete the previous version from the uploaded files list.
  7. Publish the revision.
  8. Purchase a proof copy of the newly revised book.
  9. When it arrives, review the proof copy carefully.
  10. If you are happy with the proof, approve the revised book.


Please Note: Once your book is approved for distribution, you cannot change any of the following:

  • Title
  • Author
  • Binding type
  • Trim size
  • Interior color

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