Updating your nook

There are a lot of good reasons you might want to consider updating an ebook.

It’s when you’ve made minor corrections, additions, or deletions to an ebook that’s already been published, and you then update the file so that anyone who has purchased it can get the new version for free.

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But in practice, can this actually be done efficiently?

You would need to account for the different formats in which you’ve published your ebook, and how you distribute it to retailers. This is the perfect type of book to update, since it largely contains listings and links, and we all know how often links change—bad links pop up on this blog every week.

It’s partly due to the very fluid nature of life online.

But updating isn’t just to correct bad links or typos that were missed the first time around, although those are also perfectly good reasons.

For a directory, an update gives you the chance to keep the information fresh and relevant for your readers.

And it makes the book more attractive to buyers, who know that the book will stay up to date even if the information originally in it changes.

Although we sometimes talk about ebooks and their potential in abstract terms, when it comes to the real world all that flexibility may not amount to much. And here is the old way: How to Get the Latest Version of Your Kindle Books.

When updating your file for previous buyers you must notify Amazon of the changes (refer to: Notifying Customers of Book Updates).

Amazon asks authors to provide details and specific examples of the quality corrections made to the book with location numbers.

Amazon only makes new versions of a book available when they confirm that improvements are in place to correct quality issues present in the earlier version that negatively affect the overall reading experience.

we made a notation on the copyright page that this was “version 1.1,” the label we associated with the updated version.

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