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I want to stop working on my book. What should I do?
I want to stop working on my book. What should I do?

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I want to stop working on my book. What should I do?

If you want to stop working on a book and remove it from public view for future discovery, you can "Close" your book.

To do that, go here:

...making sure to replace YOUR_BOOK with your book's unique web address.

You can also find this page on the Overview page for your book under "Actions":

On that page, you will find instructions for "closing" the book. What happens when you "close" a book depends on whether it has any sales or not, and other factors, but you should see a detailed explanation of what will happen.

To close your book, click the red button you will find at the bottom of this page. If you change your mind, you can "unclose" your book at a later time.

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