I have a confession. First of all, I need to take a break from the second book that I’m working on. Second, Quantum Disclosure was originally published in March. After a week of it being live (I hadn’t really done any marketing yet), a friend of mine notified me that I may want to have a look at the preview of the Book on Amazon. I was appalled to find that what I uploaded was not what I intended the public to see.
It was an unedited (or, partially edited) version. The Kindle formatting wasn’t even correct. I panicked and pulled the book, but it was already in the hands of five individuals that likely thought that I was some type of crazy person.
When I was finishing my final version, I had many files saved in a particular folder. Every time I would change a few things, I would save a new version. I have saved files all the way back to the beginning of the writing process. Anyway, I pushed the wrong file onto Amazon’s server and that was the result. When I resubmitted the correct version (a few months later after making even more changes) it went live with a bad review. Not a good way to start things off.
When you are dealing with large numbers of files, label them carefully and double-check everything that you do. I always do this but after looking at the same document for months, it’s no wonder that I screwed up. I won’t happen again. I recommend labeling your document files with the day’s date, year first. That way, they will also be in chronological order.