After 71 days of publication, I decided to update the Kindle text of the novel.
After I sent off a (very slightly) revised text for the print version, I wondered whether it was worth making changes to the text available on Kindle. The changes amount to the correction of three typos spotted by diligent readers, and the deletion of a few song lyrics, for protection against over-zealous lawyers out there.
Obviously, I want the Kindle and the print versions to be identical.
But how complicated was the updating process going to be?
The answer: rather complicated. But not overwhelmingly so. Assuming I did it right.
The first step was to actually recall the changes I had made. Thank goodness for doc comparison. Then, following the rather over-simplified instructions from amazon, it was time to download, unzip, modify, rezip and upload the html.
I am not a tech whiz. My guess is most writers aren't. So my recommendation to you would be: make sure your text is perfect the first time!
My KDP homepage now tells my my "new" book is being published. Fingers crossed I haven't accidentally screwed up the formatting, or deleted the entire text, or done something else terribly wrong.
You'll have to let me know.