***Another update! Here are the step-by-step instructions on how to download the corrected file for The Daughter of the Night–> 1) Go to the “Manage Your Content and Devices” page 2) Click on “Settings” 3) Scroll down until you see “Automatic Book Update” 4) Switch it to “ON”. This should update the book on your device.
**Good news! Amazon has FINALLY uploaded the correct file. If you previously downloaded the version available this morning, you can contact Amazon customer service to receive the updated file or you can email your purchase receipt to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will send you the MOBI directly.**
Tonight at midnight The Daughter of the Night will be auto-delivered to over a THOUSAND KINDLES! I am so grateful to everyone who pre-ordered a copy and has been patiently waiting for the completion of this series. Because of that, I want to make sure that everyone has the most professional product possible. In order to make sure this happens, first, I must go on a very brief rant.
Thursday night was my deadline to upload the final version of the manuscript. In KDP’s guidelines it says this must be done by midnight three days before the book’s release. However, due to a glitch or the savage handiwork of satan, my book page was locked at 9:30PM. I emailed customer service and they never responded. This means that the version that will automatically download to your kindle devices is NOT the final version. While the story is complete, it is not the beautifully formatted version that I made with Vellum, it still contains some copyediting issues, and it is missing a Logical Table of Contents (Honestly, these are mostly minor issues and do not impact the plot of the story but I’m still furious).
KDP is rather unpredictable when it comes to WHEN exactly files will be made available to readers. I have my fingers crossed that files are delivered at midnight eastern time and that once the book goes live I’ll be able to quickly upload the updated version before many people download it. If you happen to download the manuscript that Amazon locked in error, you can email me directly and I will send you the corrected mobi file–> email@example.com. Or you can email KDP customer service and ask them to send you the updated file of the book.
Hopefully, enough readers will see this blog post via Twitter or my newsletter and won’t download the book until the new version is live (I’ll be updating on my blog and on Twitter). But I definitely won’t be getting much sleep tonight as I wait to see whether or not this whole mess blows up. Please accept my sincerest apology for any inconvenience this may cause. I appreciate everyone who has stuck with me on this journey. You all have already been so patient and I hate to ask you to wait any longer. But I want you to receive a final product worthy of your time and money. I hope you understand. Thank you again for all of your support!