Hi there, kinda jumping in to see where this thread goes. Adding my understanding of how Expanded works. I have my single KDP story available through expanded distribution, but isn’t KDP select. Only have a few weeks of experience.
- I don’t think there is a way to match the release dates based on the following from this FAQ:
If you enable Expanded Distribution, it can take up to six to eight weeks for your book to become available in Expanded Distribution channels. Additionally, if you change your book’s details, content, or pricing, it can take up to six to eight weeks for the information to update in all the Expanded Distribution channels. Your book will still be available, but it will have the previous information until the information is updated in the channels.
Why is there a delay?
The Expanded Distribution channels don’t reflect changes in real time. This is because distributors and their clients update their information at different times. That means you might see differences in your book’s details, content, pricing on other websites.
- Can’t comment for sure, but I think you can do both. I want to say that this is an advantage of this system. It allows writers to distribute better while still staying inside the Kindle market.
and I have a follow up question maybe someone can answer…
- Anyone have success with getting retail to pick up their book through Expanded? My fav bookstore only takes print on demand through Ingram but then it’s one more thing to set up and manage