Revision after approval
Hi folks, hoping someone can help me here. I have three versions of my book: an 8.5 * 11 paperback; and a 6*9, both hardcover and paper. I approved all three, but have subsequently retired the former; meantime I have revised, and am waiting for the proofs to arrive for, the latter. A little research through these forums proved amazon to lag with regard to retired works; that is the least of my conerns. I simply mention it in order to provide a more comprehensive picture, so as to be better positioned to understand what has happened. On amazon, my hardcover and the aforementioned retired work are shown as available, including as new, even eligible for free shipping on orders over $25 (a pleasant surpise!) Again, I understand amazon may lag in updating all this, including the revised edition. So I know that, here, I'll have to wait to see what transpires.
My main concern is with Barnes & Noble. While the amazon stuff has been up for days, the B&N listing (only the hardcover, at the moment) just appeared today. It may be simply inchoate, but I wonder how my post-approval revision has affected the process. For, the cover for one is not coming up; moroever, the work is not listed as available through B&N, only through the marketplace--and even there, there is no link. When I clicked on the link to my book at B&N via allbookstores.com, it says, "The merchant is not active." Is this what it *should* say, given I have revised, after having approved, my book?
I am still waiting for the revised proofs to arrive; and, if all's well, to approve them. As soon as my book is available to be ordered by B&N, I have been offered to do a book-signing, via some sort of arrangement via consigment. If everything is happening as it should (at least, with regard to B&N), then there is no problem. If there is a glitch (due to my having revised after the books were already approved), then it would certainly be helpful to know.
Sorry for the loquaciousness. My search for revision issues did not turn up a ready-made answer. Perhaps the problems I've laid out may be of value to someone else in a similar position.
Thank you for your time.