How to Update your Ebooks

Do you have a copy of one of my books that seems to have quite a few spelling or editing errors? You probably have one of the OLDER versions. Once I could afford it, I did send those books to proper editors and uploaded new, grammatically cleaner manuscripts to my distributors! *does the boogie*

Here’s how you can get your updated version:

Amazon Kindle Account (directions copy and pasted from the Amazon website):

To receive updates to your Kindle books automatically

1. Turn on the Annotations Backup* for your Kindle device or Kindle reading app to sync your notes, highlights, bookmarks, and furthest page read
2. Go to the Manage Your Content and Devices page
3. Select “Automatic Book Update” under the Settings tab
4. Select “On” from the dropdown menu
Note: The Automatic Book Update feature may not yet be available for markets outside of the U.S.

Barnes & Noble (still searching for this – I know I’ve seen it somewhere!)

iBooks (directions copy and pasted from the iBooks website):

About iBooks book updates
Book updates let publishers quickly change or revise books and textbooks in the iBooks Store. These changes are then sent to your device.

Updates to books purchased on the iBooks Store are free. To download book updates on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you need iBooks 3.0 or later. You can also download book updates in iBooks for Mac, which is included with OS X Mavericks v10.9 or later.
Download book updates on iOS

When an eligible book has an update, you’ll see a badge with the number of available book updates. When you download a book update, your existing bookmarks, annotations, and notes are retained and carried over to the new version of your book. You can see what’s included in an update by tapping What’s New.
Download an update:
Open iBooks. If you’re using iBooks 3.2 or earlier, tap the Store button.
Tap Purchased from the bottom navigation bar.

Tap Updates to go to your Updates page.
Tap Update to download the desired book update.
Download an update on OS X Mavericks or later

Open iBooks on your Mac.
If updates are available, the download icon appears and shows you a list of updates. If you only see the download icon, click it to see the list.

Click Update to download the desired book update.

Kobo (directions copy and pasted from the Kobo website):

Re-downloading a book to your Kobo eReader
Removing a book and re-downloading it will often solve problems with books. You should have access to a stable Wi Fi connection so that you can re-download books onto your eReader.

Go to your Home screen.
Tap Library.
Tap Books.
Press and hold the cover or title of the book. A dialog box will appear.
Tap Remove.
Ensure the checkbox beside eReader is checked.
Tap Remove.
The book will be removed from your eReader.
From your Library, tap the cover to download the book again.

~OR (and this is for those who find that technology hates them almost as much as it hates me) ~

Restoring missing books you’ve purchased from
Bookmarking books in the Purchased section of My Library on can restore missing Kobo books. After placing a bookmark in your book, just sync your device or Kobo eBooks app, and the missing book will be restored.

From, click Sign in to sign in to your account.
Enter your username and password.
Click Continue.
Open your account details with one of these options, depending on what you see:
Click the Profile icon at the top right of the page, then click My Library.
Click the Menu icon at the top left of the page, click the Profile icon, then click My Library.
Click Purchased.
Select the check box beside the books you’d like to restore.
Click Bookmark.
A confirmation message will appear.
Click Yes.
Sync your Kobo eReader, Kobo tablet, or Kobo eBooks app. The book will appear in your Kobo Library.