For anyone who has ever relied on any external source to convert your books, you may have experienced delays for various reasons. Perhaps there are a million ongoing tweaks for the perfect conversion, or you have a complex book.
If you’ve ever distributed your titles pre-publication (metadata + cover image/pre-pub) and the publication date approaches without any content (EPUB/Mobi) distributed to vendors you may receive messages requesting files. Should your conversion be delayed and you want to push back the publication date there are three simple steps:
Change the Publication Date
This can be done two ways. The first is by updating via metadata ingestion (spreadsheet or ONIX) with the new publication date:
Once you have updated your locally stored metadata you will need to ingest it via FTP or the “Ingest Files” option in CoreSource (below).
If you are revising your book in CoreSource, please be aware that this information can be overwritten with metadata ingestions that have conflicting dates. To update in CoreSource, select any asset you would like to change in order to ensure that in the end all assets will reflect the same publication date. On the Basic Information tab, click the “Edit” button where you will be able to revise your publication date. Once this is complete click “Save All Fields.”
Change the On Sale Date
At the moment, the CoreSource metadata template does not support revisions to the On Sale Date. The easiest way to change this date is through the “Pricing & Product Supply” section of your asset details. You will see an “Edit” button on the right side of the screen.
Another Edit button appears under the Supply and Pricing section. Click this “Edit” button, change the On Sale Date in the pop-up window, then click “Continue.” Remember to save your changes before distributing! Click “Save All Fields.”
Now the most difficult part is complete you’re all set for distributing! This can be done either at the Title Group level:
OR through My Titles>View All where you will see a “Distribute” button:
If you have any questions or trouble revising and distributing please contact your Technology Specialist.