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Unpublish a Book on Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing

So you have a Kindle ebook you want to pull from the Amazon marketplace but you’re not sure how to do it. 

In this short tutorial, I’m going to show you how to unpublish a book on Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing in just a few simple steps! 

Stay tuned! 

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Do you have a Kindle ebook that isn’t performing well? Or, do you need to upload a newer version of an ebook and want to kill the older version before you do so? Well, unpublishing a book on amazon is a cinch. 

Let’s jump right to it. 

First, login to your Kindle Direct Publishing account. 

Locate the Kindle ebook you wish to unpublish. 

Click on the three-dotted button to the far right of the ebook. 

Select Unpublish eBook and a pop-up will state By confirming, you will be unpublishing your book. 

Click the Unpublish button and you’re done. 

You’ll notice your ebook is still in your account and this is not unusual. In fact, there isn’t any way to remove an ebook or its metadata entirely without having some kind of inside help at Amazon.  

The good news is the unpublished ebook will eventually drop to the bottom of your pile of published books and will only occasionally surface when Amazon accesses your account. 

If you want to know how to unpublish a paperback on Amazon KDP, then follow these same instructions, but just in the paperback row. 

That’s all the time we have for today, and if you found this post helpful, then share it with your network! 

Now, get out there and UNPUBLISH YOUR BOOK? you savvy self-publisher you. Till later, this has been Self Publishing with Dale and I’ll see you guys soon. 

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