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I just received the following reply to my KDP Support request:
"Please accept our sincerest apologies for the delay in resolving the issue you are experiencing. Upon consulting with our Technical Team, I have learned that rectifying the situation is requiring more time than we initially anticipated. Rest assured, they are diligently working towards a resolution.
We truly regret any inconvenience this may be causing you. I will ensure to keep you updated with the latest progress at the earliest convenience."
I'm not holding my breath.
Were you submitting it for publication? Did any of them process and go through?
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I just received the following reply to my KDP Support request:

"Please accept our sincerest apologies for the delay in resolving the issue you are experiencing. Upon consulting with our Technical Team, I have learned that rectifying the situation is requiring more time than we initially anticipated. Rest assured, they are diligently working towards a resolution.

We truly regret any inconvenience this may be causing you. I will ensure to keep you updated with the latest progress at the earliest convenience."

I'm not holding my breath.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: More on D2D / Smashwords merger
« Last post by cecilia_writer on March 01, 2024, 02:22:26 AM »
Thanks for all the speedy replies, and I agree this will almost certainly be a good thing.
I am concerned about the lack of communication as I have accounts with both D2D and Smashwords and haven't received emails about this from either of them.Most of my books are on Smashwords (under my pen-name), with only a couple on D2D under my real name. I had actually forgotten about these two - I couldn't add them to Smashwords because it seemed quite difficult to have books there under more than one author name, I forget why.
It sounds as if I have indeed missed out on some important information so I had better contact them about my specific case.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: More on D2D / Smashwords merger
« Last post by APP on March 01, 2024, 01:13:27 AM »
They've been working on this over the past year. I don't see anything wrong with the merger. I think it'll be easier for me to load books .

I have been receiving e-mails from D2D for several months updating where they were in their transfer process.

D2D has kept me informed of this process from the beginning.
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Yes, if only because it would tend to increase the sheer volume of submissions, probably by a lot.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: More on D2D / Smashwords merger
« Last post by Bill Hiatt on March 01, 2024, 12:56:47 AM »
Normally, I'd worry about their being fewer players in the game, but the D2D/Smashwords merger makes sense to me. They serve basically the same constituency and mostly use the same outlets for distribution. The additional services each one has that the other doesn't are logical extensions of their core business model. For instance, if I were Smashwords, I might have contemplated things like paperback and audio publishing, formatting services, and universal links. If I were D2D, I might have contemplated adding a storefront of its own. Merging the two makes sense as an easy way to get all the services under one roof.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: More on D2D / Smashwords merger
« Last post by alhawke on March 01, 2024, 12:26:19 AM »
They've been working on this over the past year. I don't see anything wrong with the merger. I think it'll be easier for me to load books .
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: More on D2D / Smashwords merger
« Last post by Sailor Stone on February 29, 2024, 11:48:03 PM »
I have been receiving e-mails from D2D for several months updating where they were in their transfer process.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / More on D2D / Smashwords merger
« Last post by cecilia_writer on February 29, 2024, 06:39:21 PM »
(Not sure if this is the right place to post this, sorry if not)
I accidentally found out only yesterday via Facebook, though I had forgotten following Smashwords there, that they are currently in the process of transferring everybody's books to D2D. I feel as if I've missed out on sone vital piece of information here as I've had no warning from Smashwords that this was already in progress, and from reading some of the details it looks as if the transfer of my own books comes into the 'difficult' category and has to wait until last. I've also got the impression that only the storefront will remain with Smashwords and all the actual publishing stuff will be via D2D.
Maybe this is a good thing anyway - I'm just slightly alarmed that I only saw this by chance on FB as opposed to receiving some kind of communication directly from them. Does anybody here have any further information about this?
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Audible delays and Amazon's audiobook virtual voice
« Last post by ashleycapes on February 29, 2024, 06:33:11 PM »
Amazon/audible were about 52 days behind every other retailer with my last few audiobooks (earlier this year).
That's what I saw with my most recent release too. I thought maybe it was due to AI? But maybe it's just normal delays.
Now I'm waiting for a boxed set to transfer over. So far >1month.

I think the AI slop is definitely a factor in the delays
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