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Old 06-19-2012, 03:17 PM   #1
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How long for Apple to get a Smashwords edition "out"?

Smashwords sent my latest book to Apple 35 days ago and it is still unavailable in their iBook store. Is this length of time normal?

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Old 06-19-2012, 03:21 PM   #2
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There's no set time that I know of. Besides, Apple is Apple. They pretty much do whatever they want to, when, and how.
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Old 06-19-2012, 06:26 PM   #4
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Yeah... I tried to edit that and this site wouldn't allow the header to be changed. Do I need to explain my question?
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Smashwords sent my latest book to Apple 35 days ago and it is still unavailable in their iBook store. Is this length of time normal?

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Assuming it is still not out, email Smashwords and ask them to look into it. I always give 30 days, then contact Smashwords. I do that for all stores. Smash is usually slow in getting back to you, so by the time they look into it, it will be more like 45 days.
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Assuming it is still not out, email Smashwords and ask them to look into it. I always give 30 days, then contact Smashwords. I do that for all stores. Smash is usually slow in getting back to you, so by the time they look into it, it will be more like 45 days.
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Smashwords sent my latest book to Apple 35 days ago and it is still unavailable in their iBook store. Is this length of time normal?

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yeesh, I hope not. One of my works just got approved for the "premium" catalogue, so we'll see how long it takes to appear on apple gear.
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:39 AM   #8
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Well, don't feel bad about Apple. They're not the only ones with issues. During my two years of distributor hell Amazon kept blowing us off saying "yeah, we'll get to it, we'll get to it." or "It's in the system, so it'll show up soon enough." Finally we had to haul out Sharky (our lawyer) to get them to do anything. Oy, was that a pain. We still haven't got everything sorted out with Amazon yet, but we're a lot farther along than we were two years ago. So yeah, Apple may suck, but there's others out there who suck just as bad. I've kinda found it to be just the way the business runs.
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Yeah... I tried to edit that and this site wouldn't allow the header to be changed. Do I need to explain my question?
You need to have magical Moderator powers to edit the header. Fixed it for ya!
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Old 07-14-2012, 11:36 PM   #10
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fixxxxing mispellleid heeeaders?

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You need to have magical Moderator powers to edit the header. Fixed it for ya!
Hey! Pshrynk: Thanks.

The book turned up on Amazon after 52 days.

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Old 07-16-2012, 01:00 AM   #11
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Not bad. It took us 6 months to get my last one to appear on there.
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Not bad. It took us 6 months to get my last one to appear on there.
On Amazon? When I go through KDP its less then 48 hours. Or at least that has been the case with my last three novels...
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I go through my publisher for all my Amazon stuff. I don't do it through KDP.
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I go through my publisher for all my Amazon stuff. I don't do it through KDP.
So I guess some day if a publisher ever looks at me I can look forward to that kind of wait to!
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Eh, maybe. Amazon wants to drive all publishers out of business so that they're the ONLY game in town. So that's probably why they're giving us hell about every book we put up there. It's like every book we've tried to put up there since day one has been a gigantic pissing match with Amazon, and frankly I'm tired of it.
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