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15. Feb 10, 2012 2:18 PM in response to: jmonares
Re: How to do pre-ordering on Amazon Advantage with CreateSpace

I just went on the Barnes & Noble website and my book is showing up on there as a pre-order too minus the picture of the cover.  I have no idea how it got on B&N...lol...I'm thinking maybe from Bowker but unsure.  Is there a site on B&N like Author Central on Amazon where I can upload the image of my book?

 

Thanks,

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16. Feb 10, 2012 2:40 PM in response to: jmonares
Re: How to do pre-ordering on Amazon Advantage with CreateSpace

Hi Janie,

 

In response to your question:

jmonares wrote: "Is there a site on B&N like Author Central on Amazon where I can upload the image of my book?"

Not that I'm aware of. The fact that your book showed up on B&N tells me that your book cover will eventually show up as well as it completes cycling 'through the system".

 

Eric

 

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17. Feb 10, 2012 3:54 PM in response to: DesireSuccess
Re: How to do pre-ordering on Amazon Advantage with CreateSpace

Okay, thank you.  I'm just baffled how it got on there.  I'm still thinking it has to do with Bowker...lol

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18. Feb 11, 2012 3:45 PM in response to: jmonares
Re: How to do pre-ordering on Amazon Advantage with CreateSpace

Yep, B&N pick up the book feed from Global Books in Print pretty much as soon as an ISBN is assigned, even if there are no other details or cover image available for it. If you have access to Bowkerlink for your ISBN (ie. it's not a free CS assigned one) you can upload that content directly to so that B&N can show the rest of the details.

 

 

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19. Feb 11, 2012 3:58 PM in response to: lipmag
Re: How to do pre-ordering on Amazon Advantage with CreateSpace

Hi Michelle, my cover is uploaded to Bowker along with my manuscript but the picture still isn't showing up on B&N.  I purchased my isbn's directly from Bowker too so I don't understand why all the other information is available on B&N but my picture is not

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20. Feb 11, 2012 4:03 PM in response to: jmonares
Re: How to do pre-ordering on Amazon Advantage with CreateSpace

Like everywhere else in the online book publishing/selling world, information gets distributed and updated in stages when obtained through "feeds". It might be that B&N updates all the image feeds on a specific day and the blurbs on a different day. My most recent book has the image on bn.com but not the blurb. I expect it'll catch up in the next update.

 

 

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21. Feb 11, 2012 4:29 PM in response to: lipmag
Re: How to do pre-ordering on Amazon Advantage with CreateSpace

Hi Michelle, I went on bowerlink.com and saw that my title is pending.  Someone's else's cover is showing up as pending under my title.  I tried deleting the photo but it keeps coming back.  When I try to upload mine, it automatically defaults back to the other person's book cover.  Now I'm starting stress out because I have a feeling that this person's book cover is going to show as my book.  I have no idea how this person's book cover was added on my account.

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22. Feb 11, 2012 4:37 PM in response to: jmonares
Re: How to do pre-ordering on Amazon Advantage with CreateSpace

I switched to Internet Explorer and edited the photo and it worked.  I'm not sure why Google Chrome was acting so screwy.  I still have no clue as to why that other author's cover showed up on my account though.  I was able to delete it and upload mine.  I just hope it sticks...lol

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23. Feb 13, 2012 7:11 PM in response to: DesireSuccess
Re: How to do pre-ordering on Amazon Advantage with CreateSpace

Hi, Just want to be clear, so by being in Amazon Advantage, clicking cancelled:Not Yet Avail, putting in say a date of May1st, that then on May 1st buy link for book on amazon will automatically be good to go?

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24. Feb 13, 2012 7:23 PM in response to: Suz2
Re: How to do pre-ordering on Amazon Advantage with CreateSpace

Suzanne,

 

Well, kind of.

 

You go through the steps to get your book registered, then your book will go 'live' on it's own Amazon Product/Book Detail Page with the "Pre-Order: Add To Cart" button showing. Once you are ready to publish your book, you need to suspend the title from your AA account. But you must make sure that your book is going to be made available for 'printing' by May 1st (then you suspend your title within your AA account 1 or 2 days prior to that date). But you have to make it clear to AA that's what you want to do and tell them that CreateSpace will take over the fullfillment, printing, distribution process. In this particular thread, a step was skipped. The cancelled, not yet available option may or may not apply to you depending on what happens within your account.

 

Does this make sense?

 

Eric

 

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25. Mar 5, 2012 11:07 AM in response to: DesireSuccess
Re: How to do pre-ordering on Amazon Advantage with CreateSpace

Hello,

 

This thread has been very informative. I've followed the instructions, but apparently something is wrong b/c my title errors out. I bought my ISBNs directly from Bowker and assigned one to the title I'm trying to make available for preorder. I haven't completed the Bowker registration because I don't know certain details and am still proofing my file for final upload. Is that the problem?

 

Other than that, I followed everything here to the letter. The error message I get on the review of my uploads says "ASIN not found" and in the notes it says "File name incorrect. 

 

I tried to do a different title that will be available in October. It says "Review in progress".

 

Any thoughts/advice?

 

Thank you,

Diane

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26. Mar 5, 2012 11:30 AM in response to: DianeV
Re: How to do pre-ordering on Amazon Advantage with CreateSpace

First, welcome to the CreateSpace communiity!

 

Happy to know the information within this thread has helped you in one way or another.

 

You should make sure that you are using the correct (you may have a typo) 10 digit (or 13 digit) ISBN, with NO spaces and or dashes.

 

Eric

 

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27. Mar 30, 2012 12:22 AM in response to: DesireSuccess
Re: How to do pre-ordering on Amazon Advantage with CreateSpace

In order to have my book show up with a release date on Barnes & Noble do I have to purchase my ISBN through Bowker or can I use the $99 Createspace Custom Universal ISBN?

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28. Apr 18, 2012 12:02 PM in response to: Phoenyx
Re: How to do pre-ordering on Amazon Advantage with CreateSpace

I am wanting to get my ducks in a row and shoot for the Amazon Best Seller list (am only going to offer my book for sale through Amazon.com).  I want to get my book listed with a pre-order button on Amazon starting May 1st.  My actual release day will likely be May 29th.  I will just have Advantage hold any orders and then at the last minute will let them know the orders will be fulfilled through CS.  So I assume all those pre-orders will be processed all at once and they WILL count toward the best seller list?  I decided that I won't plan on heavily promoting my "launch day" just in case the orders don't go through right on the 29th, but I'm just going to really market and promote my book alot from May 1st through the 29th, and when Advantage pushes the orders through and fulfills them by Create Space, they should all blast up the best seller at once, am I correct?  Does anyone have any direct experience with this?  I have come across some instructions for getting on the best seller last that involve capturing orders on a 3rd party web site, then processing them manually, one by one and either shipping/fulfilling them, but that makes no sense to me.  So I had to wonder, is there a reason WHY what I have in mind wouldn't work or a reason why my orders wouldn NOT count on the best seller list?

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29. May 9, 2012 11:32 AM in response to: Phoenyx
Re: How to do pre-ordering on Amazon Advantage with CreateSpace

Hello...I'm new here...this thread has been really helpful. My co-author and I definitely want to have pre-orders. We intend to use CreateSpace for the physical books and BookBaby for the digital side. Here's my question...If we do as you've suggested...using AA for presales, then switching over to CS at the last minute prior to our official release date, is there a way we can order some books ourselves during that time? We need to supply our publicist with some advance copies, etc., and would like to be able to get some copies in hand during the presale period. Any help would be greatly appreciated...

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