Updates: Word Weaving #1 (digital) & The Moons of Autumn: A Word Craft Journal of Syllabic Verse (print)

It’s been a stressful couple of days… I can only attribute it to Mercury RETROGRADE! I’ve had numerous issues with everything connected to technology—especially Amazon! On top of all this, my husband took a fall down the steps into our garage and fractured his scapula. He spent the day in the ER (in a hallway—the hospital is full) after an exciting ride in the ambulance. Because of Covid, I couldn’t come inside to be with him. No one told me anything until I finally got a call at 8:00 pm to pick him up! So… it’s been an interesting few days.

I’ve never had so many problems publishing a book as I’ve had with this journal. After five days, Amazon kicked the first version of the print journal back, saying I needed to change the cover and the title, but published the Kindle version with no issues. I’ve now updated the cover on the Kindle & print versions to match, but this has created two versions with different names. I can’t change the titles because once they are published, it’s all set in stone. Here is what Amazon says:

  • Linking. The detail pages of your paperback and eBook should link within 48 hours, but it can take up to 5 days.
  • Product description. It can take 24-48 hours to appear on the detail page.
  • Look Inside the Book. This feature will be available in 7 business days.
  • International marketplaces. It takes 3-5 business days for your paperback to show as in stock.
  • Updates. Changes to contributor, series name, series number, page count, description, keywords, and browse categories take up to 72 hours to appear.

Word Weaving #1: A Word Craft Journal of Syllabic Verse is the digital (Kindle) version found HERE

The Moons of Autumn: A Word Craft Journal of Syllabic Verse is the print version of the book and found HERE

If you want a digital copy of the book search on Amazon for Word Weaving # 1.

If it’s the print version of the journal you’re after, search Amazon for The Moons of Autumn: A Word Craft Journal of Syllabic Verse.

I’ll have links on the front of the blog here at wordweavingpoetryjournal.com, as well. This journal has been a huge undertaking, and I appreciate all the poets who contributed to its success. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.


Colleen M. Chesebro & Jules Paige, Editors

Published by Colleen M. Chesebro

An avid reader, Colleen M. Chesebro rekindled her love of writing poetry after years spent working in the accounting industry. These days, she loves crafting syllabic poetry, flash fiction, and creative fiction and nonfiction. In addition to poetry books, Chesebro’s publishing career includes participation in various anthologies featuring short stories, flash fiction, and poetry. She’s an avid supporter of her writing community on Word Craft Poetry.com by organizing and sponsoring a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called #TankaTuesday, where participants experiment with traditional and current forms of Japanese and American syllabic poetry. Chesebro is an assistant editor of The Congress of the Rough Writers Flash Fiction Anthology & Gitty Up Press, a micro-press founded by Charli Mills and Carrot Ranch. In January 2022, Colleen founded Unicorn Cats Publishing Services to assist poets and authors in creating eBooks and print books for publication. In addition, she creates affordable book covers for Kindle and print books. Chesebro lives in the house of her dreams in mid-Michigan surrounded by the Great Lakes with her husband and two (unicorn) cats, Chloe & Sophie.

29 thoughts on “Updates: Word Weaving #1 (digital) & The Moons of Autumn: A Word Craft Journal of Syllabic Verse (print)

  1. I’m so sorry about your husband, Colleen. I hope he’s feeling OK and not in too much pain.
    What a mess with the journal! I’ve been waiting for the print version and wondered what happened. Did Amazon say why you had to change the name?

    Things are crazy!!

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    1. No, it was the strangest thing I’ve ever dealt with. I think Amazon is short on staff. I’ve never had book changes take 72 hours to complete. It’s been a nightmare. Ron is home and resting. He’s sore, but will heal with time. ❤

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  2. Oh gosh, Colleen!! I’m so sorry your husband fell and broke his scapula! OUCH! And damn COVID, for not letting you stay with him!!

    Hurray for the print version, but 🤨to Amazon!

    I’m now buying the book!!

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  3. Glad to know Ron is resting in his own home; he must be happy about that. Thrilled to see that the print version is available. I some went through similar struggles putting Son of BOOKU out in print. I thought that since it had been so long since I last published a book that I had actually forgotten some of the processes. Holy cannoli, ain’t life grand?

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  4. Nothing much to add, Colleen. Sorry about the fall your husband took as well as the Amazon quagmire. On a totally unrelated note, and confessing that I am a B Western fan, there once was a character actor by the name of George Chesebro…

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    1. Thanks so much, Bill. My husband’s family is from southern California and I think he’s mentioned that about a George Chesebro. Their name was actually spelled: Cheesebrough, but Ron’s grandfather shortened it to Chesebro. We know it’s English. There is also a Chesebro Canyon in southern California. Not sure how the family is connected to George or the canyon. 😀


  5. Glad your husband is home and mending.
    As for Amazon… it’s enough to scare a person off, the difficulties of creating a book. I hope they end up making the process a bit more user friendly and flexible in the future. Good for you to persevere. Coming soon!

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  6. Colleen, you must be exhausted after such an experience with the Hub. I’m relieved to hear he is home. I don’t understand what Amazon’s issue was with the title and aren’t they contradicting their own guidelines? Ugh, Mercury Rx. Big hugs to you! It’s a New Moon, New Day tomorrow!

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    1. Thanks so much, Charli. Ron is sore, bruised, and in a sling to help the scapula heal. I’m just glad he’s home. I didn’t understand either. It took 5 days to hear from Amazon the first time! It’s never been this bad. Everyone I’ve talked to says they are having issues with the print versions of their books. I’m just happy it’s turned out to be a lovely collection. 🎃🧡


  7. It must be stressful that you couldn’t see your husband until he is ready to be picked up from the hospital, Colleen. Sorry to hear about that. I wish him speedy recovery from the fall. I could understand Amazon want you to change the cover of the print. It happened to me when the pine was not right and when the size was not right. But why would they want you to change the title? 😦 ❤

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    1. Thanks, Miriam. Ron is doing better today. Thank goodness. I don’t know what was up with Amazon. They said to change the cover and the title. I did, thinking I could change the Kindle to read the same as the print version. But once it was submitted, they wouldn’t let me change it. Strangest thing I’ve ever seen. Not much I can do. Amazon is very strange these days. Everyone I talk to said they had trouble with the print version of their books.

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      1. They didn’t approve my upgrade of the poetry even though they approve the original when I first uploaded it 3 years ago. I eventually asked them to be specific, one person did tell me. I had to delete something in the content and finally got approved.
        I think they manually review the print version, not approved automatically.

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          1. After I emailed them, one person was kind to point out exactly what I needed to do. Previously, they only sent me the links of their requirements.


  8. I feel your pain, my friend. I’ve always had issues with that place but I can relate to all you’ve said (and more). 😉 It’s fun!!! Glad it’s all settled and out in the world. Here’s to continued healing for your husband. 💗💗💗

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