And my novella, The Haunted Maze, is still in limbo at Amazon.
I’ve heard I am not the only author this is happening to, which is comforting in a way, but far better everyone see their books go live than be this frustrated.
I uploaded the book around 4:30 Thursday afternoon. Amazon’s normal turnaround is twelve hours. It still wasn’t live the next morning, so I started chasing it down, trying to find someone who could help me.
I chatted, I emailed, I called, and I was either told they couldn’t do anything or fed the company line about publication taking twelve hours.
I am now, as I write this, seeing the approach of forty-eight hours without publication, their absolute longest time between submission and going live, and still no sign it’s going to happen. The book remains “in review,” meaning I can’t get at it in any way, not even to remove it from the site.
I literally cannot go back or forward at this point. If I hadn’t checked the KDP Select box, I could upload it elsewhere, but I did, and now I’m stuck.
Once I went public with this on FB, I started hearing about other problems Amazon has lately had, and speculation is that they are doing some kind of major revamp.
Well, bully for them! They should let us know when we can’t do some things because of system updates so we can plan accordingly.
I am now in the uncomfortable position of not knowing when my book will be available.
Thanks for understanding and hanging in there. I will post here as soon as I know anything.