How do I link my existing Kindle book to my newly live paperback?
So I have entered the ISBN for my Kindle. I thought it would automatically figure out that those two books are the same. But it did not. So I thought I need to manually indicate the link from Amazon Author Central. But I have not found that function. Anybody has any ideas? Many thanks!
I published the paperback before the kindle version, but after the kindle version came out, Amazon put a link to the kindle page automatically. I am not sure how it would work going the other way, but I would suspect there should be a way.
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It should link automatically if the titles are both the same. Under the price etc of your book there should be a box that says 'format' and that contains a link that potential customers click to go to the kindle version or any other versions you may have. I have two paperbacks and a kindle
version. I suggest you click on the feedback button on your amazon author central page and send an email asking for the two versions to be linked.
This is your answer for linking to Amazon: https://dtp.amazon.com/mn/signin/187-2493026-8683919
Amazon link: https://dtp.amazon.com/mn/signin/187-2493026-8683919
roma2, when I click that link, I go to the DTP home page. I know that there must be an answer there though. I have been searching. The one answer I found is that identical titles and authors will be linked. I guess it is not ISBN they are using. That created a little problem for me: The two books do not have identical titles. On createspace, I have a title and a subtitle. On Kindle, I have a series title and a book title. They did not come out the same.
I have just changed my Kindle title to be the same. I hope that will fix it. Thank you all for the quick answers! I will let you know once I am successful.
OMG. I messed up. This morning when I searched for my title by using a key word, both my Kindle and my Paperback showed up. Then I updated the title of the Kindle to match the Paperback, and also sent a online request to link them. I don't know if the linking actually took effect. However, now when I search my title, only the Kindle version shows up. There is no way to find the Paperback version. I found a thread here talking about similar issues when two versions of the same book are linked. And the author ended up having to remove the version she does not want to be primary. I am about to remove my Kindle version
Except now my Kindle editing is locked...urg.
I think both of mine are linked, because when I go under author central, they both automatically pop up. However, I've had issues with searching myself. The Kindle version of "Wavering" appearerd first. Then, when my paperback version came available for purchase, I could see both versions when I searched under my name and title. However, now I only see the Kindle version unless I add "paperback" to the search engine. I'm not sure how to get both versions to pop up at the same time. I don't want to remove either version, so I'm just including the links to purchase each like I do on my webpage.
Zee go to this link and you will see how the merge looks like.
OK this issue is resolved. This is what I went through, although I don't have explanation as to which step did the magic:
1. I published my Kindle version with an ISBN number
2. I the published my paperback version
At this time, when I searched for my book, both books showed up, but reviews written on one format were not showing up on the other format
3. I sent in a customer support request via Amazon's DTP page
4. In 24 hours, my paperback version disappeared from the search result, only my Kindle version showed. However, under the Kindle version, there was a table where my paperback is listed. The reviews were still not merged.
This is when I panicked. I would really like both formats to show in the search result.
5. I gave up, but days later, suddenly everything just worked right: Search results show both and so do reviews.
My guess is that there is a batch update process that takes several steps for this merging process to happen after I sent in the request. I have another guess: If I had published my paperback before my Kindle, I might have had a chance to link them by myself through the Kindle publishing process. Anybody can confirm that?