So you finally gathered your courage and clicked the publish button. Then sometime later, you discover errors in your content. What to do?
You have three choices:
Leave it: If it’s only word choice or doesn’t cause a major plot fault, ask yourself if it is worth fixing. If not, cue Elsa and “let it go”. Otherwise,
Replace it: If the fix is relatively small and you’ve not had many downloads, just fix it and upload the new version. It’s quick and easy. On Amazon, the new version will be in place in just a few hours. New readers will get this newer version and there’s no need to alert your old readers about it. Or,
Replace and alert: If the changes are significant, then fix, replace, and alert Amazon. They will get in touch with everyone who downloaded your previous version. But be warned: Amazon gets to decide if the changes warrant this much of their attention. You have to remember the basic corporate rule of Time=Money. Explain the changes well enough and Amazon should agree with you. After all, they do want their readers to have an enjoyable experience.
But even if they don’t, you can always alert your readers through your own media channels and offer the new and improved version yourself. An easy way to do this is to coincide offering the new version for free via a promo. Your readers will appreciate your effort, and hopefully, you’ll gain some new fans as well. Two birds, one stone.
So decide what type of changes you need to make and whether they warrant alerting your readers.
Tip#5: Change Content If Necessary