|04-18-2017, 01:34 AM||#16|
Bookmaker & Cat Slave
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Device: K2, iPad, KFire, PPW, Voyage, and NookColor. 2 Droid, 1 Win8 ePUB rdrs
Their use information indicated, long before the advent of SRLs and all that, that the typical Amazon buyer doesn't ever look at the cover, or (I know, no author wants to hear this!) the frontmatter. The cover never gets thumbed back to, etc. So, Amazon gave the reading customer what they wanted--the SRL opens where most people open the book. And I guess that Amazon assumes that the buyer who does want to look at the frontmatter has the brainpower to flip back to it.
So: the short of it is, if you try to set your SRL, you have a better-than-75% chance that--important--even if you get it working, as you expect, in your preview--it will be changed AFTER the book goes through the PW--the "publishing Workflow," which is everything at Amazon that occurs after you hit "save and publish."
If memory serves, Notjohn does something that he says sets his SRL to the cover, but I think that he's also concerned about the LITB starting at the cover. I'm sure he'll elucidate further.
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