If you set a release date for your book, it will become available for preorder on retailers after you click “Publish.” The preorder period will end on your release date, and your book will become available for purchase and download.
Authors need to complete every section of their book in order to click “Publish” and make their book available for preorder. We can’t distribute placeholder images or text, so please provide a complete book. However, you can update your ebook files, cover, description, etc. before your release date.
To make your book available for preorder, choose the “Accept preorders for my book until” option on the “Set your book’s release date” page. Then select the date you’d like your book to become available for download. You can choose a release date anywhere from four days to a year in advance.
To release your book right away, select the “Release my book immediately when I publish” option.