I just started seeing emails coming through from KDP with an existing announcement that everyone should know about as you look at your book launch dates going forward. I have taken the liberty of quoting the whole email here so that you are fully informed.
We’re excited to announce that starting today, you have the option to decide when your book’s detail page becomes available to readers on Amazon for your KDP paperback and hardcover books. When creating a new print book, you’ll see an option to release your book now or schedule a release date. If you choose to schedule a release date, you’ll be able to select a date 5 to 90 days in the future for your book to go live on Amazon. On this date, the book’s detail page will become visible at 12:00 AM GMT for readers to purchase your KDP book on Amazon everywhere you have territory rights.
Scheduling your book’s release can help you:
- Gain control on timing. You decide when the Amazon detail page goes live to readers.
- Focus on marketing. By scheduling the release of your KDP book, you can spend the time before your book is available focused on engaging readers and marketing your book.
After your book is scheduled for release, you can order author copies before it’s live. Standard author order timeframes apply.
Please note, scheduling a release date is not the same as setting a preorder for your print title, which KDP doesn’t offer for print books at this time. To learn more about release date options, supported formats, and requirements, visit our Help page: https://kdp.amazon.com/help/topic/GZUV7SNV728WT4QE
The Kindle Direct Publishing team
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