Changes to Amazon Low-Content Submissions
Amazon now requires you to stipulate if your book is low-content during the upload process. This means you now won’t be able to use one of their free ISBNs, which means your books won’t have the handy ‘Look Inside’ feature. This is a big problem for a lot of creators who design log/record books, planners etc. Now potential customers won’t be able to have a peek inside to see if the book they are viewing is actually right for them. I understand why this feature is pointless for simple notebooks, but there are so many other types of low-content books that would benefit from people being able to see what’s inside. 🙁
However, there is a feature that allows you to add your own images and other content. From your bookshelf, click the ‘Marketing’ link at the top and select ‘A+ Content’. There you can create some quality content that you think will appeal to your potential customers. It’s more work, but it’s well worth the effort.
I do understand to an extent, but as a consumer I still like to see inside any notebook – plain or otherwise. I imagine this well have an impact on sales for creators.
I agree, but at least this only applies to new uploads, old ones should still have the look inside feature., so creators don’t have to go through potentially hundreds of books to add A+ content.