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Someone else had the spacing problem not too long ago. RC maybe? Or maybe this is just a pre caffeine hallucination.

I'll go check and see if all of my book are back on my author page and what the descriptions look like.

Yep, I documented the tool did not function the same every time.  KDP Support told me they were "working on fixing" the problems with descriptions. That was months ago...

Cheers,
R.C.
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Someone else had the spacing problem not too long ago. RC maybe? Or maybe this is just a pre caffeine hallucination.

I'll go check and see if all of my book are back on my author page and what the descriptions look like.

This is NOT on the book page, unless you resubmit your book.

This is in the submission editor, and if you resubmit a book without fixing the formatting, then your product page will look terrible.
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Someone else had the spacing problem not too long ago. RC maybe? Or maybe this is just a pre caffeine hallucination.

I'll go check and see if all of my book are back on my author page and what the descriptions look like. 
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I went to submit my next pre-order today, and the first thing I noticed was the description was totally mangled into one paragraph.

Then I noticed the editor seems to have changed.

So I fixed it and submitted.

The link just arrived, and what do I find?

TRIPLE spacing instead of a blank line. And double space where there was no blank line.

Serious WTF KDP????

I've taken out all the spacings now, and where there wasn't any, copied to notepad and back in case copying from Word left codes in there the editor uses.

But it looks to me like they just took the crap editor from Author Central, and put it in the submission process.

Seriously KDP? WTF?

Anyone else had something in progress mangled?

And yes, I just checked an existing book, and the whole description is totally f*cked. So if you get forced to fix errors, or need to update the backmatter, now you have to totally redo the description as well.

 :Down: :Down: :Down: :Down: :Down: :Down: :Down: :Down: :Down: :Down: :Down:
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What are Amazon doing now? [Public] / Re: Which one of you broke amazon?
« Last post by notthatamanda on May 17, 2021, 08:42:48 PM »
I did check last night and my links on the series did go to books 2 and 3 of my trilogies, those books are just missing from my author page.
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What are Amazon doing now? [Public] / Re: Which one of you broke amazon?
« Last post by JRTomlin on May 17, 2021, 11:57:06 AM »
It broke yesterday actually. Yes, Amazon says they are working on it and no doubt they are. Yesterday my sales crashed (to the point of being nearly nonexistent), I assume because of the problems. Today they are somewhat back up but still not back up to normal. It has happened before and no doubt will happen again sometime in the future. As painful as it is, I try to take a deep breath and not panic. 🤷‍♀️
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What are Amazon doing now? [Public] / Re: Which one of you broke amazon?
« Last post by RPatton on May 17, 2021, 08:28:40 AM »
It's frustrating. Direct links work, which is good, but books are falling in and out of the searching unless they might have an ad running to them.
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What are Amazon doing now? [Public] / Re: Which one of you broke amazon?
« Last post by notthatamanda on May 16, 2021, 10:01:56 PM »
I'm missing book 3 of one trilogy and books 2 and 3 of the other.
I went to books2read and the links still work though when you go to the link one of my covers is missing. I've never seen that before, just white space on the book page where the cover should be.  :shrug
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What are Amazon doing now? [Public] / Re: Which one of you broke amazon?
« Last post by VanessaC on May 16, 2021, 08:50:46 PM »
Though seriously. It's pretty broken today and people are going wild with their books disappearing and new releases not showing up.

How are your books? Have you looked or are you hiding?

A couple of mine are gone.

It's a pest - these things happen, and I generally trust the mighty Zon to fix them in due time.

I had a new release on Thursday, and luckily most of my readers had pre-ordered, and everyone on my newsletter had a link sent to them.

At one point my author central page was showing only four books (I think I have 12 / 13 out now).

Hoping it's fixed soon.
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What are Amazon doing now? [Public] / Re: Which one of you broke amazon?
« Last post by Anarchist on May 16, 2021, 09:21:50 AM »
It's pretty broken today and people are going wild with their books disappearing and new releases not showing up.

Things occasionally break at Amazon and people lose control of themselves. Here's the process:

1. Problem occurs.

2. Someone reports the issue to the masses.

3. Others confirm the issue.

4. Then, the idiocy begins.

For me, it's a meh. Something broke. It got reported. Amazon is working on it. It'll get fixed. Crying about it won't get it fixed any faster.

Now it's just entertainment as people get increasingly emotional about it. There are seemingly few stoics among indie authors. lol
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