Should You Make a New Edition?

Helpful thoughts from Chris. He is the publishing guru:)

chrismcmullen

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Republishing Your Book

You’re faced with an important decision when you revise your book:

  • Should you create a new edition of the same book?
  • Or should you simply update the current edition?

Revisions are easy to make in the modern publishing world. With print-on-demand paperbacks and with e-books, there is no need to produce a new batch of hundreds of books.

You could simply upload new files to replace the old ones in the existing book. Or you could create a new book with a different edition number.

Each has its own benefits and disadvantages.

Keeping the Same Edition

In this case, you simply upload revised files to your existing book.

Possible pros:

  • Your book won’t have to rebuild customer-also-bought associations at Amazon.
  • If your book has good visibility in search results at Amazon, you won’t have to rebuild this.
  • If your book has a good sales history, you…

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