Amazon Authors Beware

Amazon Authors Beware

 

Amazon Authors Beware

Even Amazon makes mistakes.

If you’re publishing on Amazon, stay informed and vigilant!
…from change.org

Here’s why:

Richard Mulder’s experience on Amazon is something that many published authors may not have experienced.Nonetheless, it can happen to anyone. This is why his message isso important: Amazon Authors Beware.

“My name is Richard M. Mulder. I am the author of The Secret JournalConquest: Rise of the Fifth Horseman and the Co-Producer of the new SciFan™ Magazine. After a very successful launch of our first issue, on the 12th of January 2017 I received the following email from Amazon.com:

Hello,
We are reaching out to you because we have detected that borrows for your books are originating from systematically generated accounts. Systematic accounts are those that facilitate illegitimate reading or borrow activity. While we support the legitimate efforts of our publishers to promote their books, attempting to manipulate the Kindle platform and/or Kindle programs is not permitted. As a result of the irregular borrow activity, we have removed your books from the Amazon store and are terminating your account and your Agreement effective immediately.

As part of the termination process, we will close your account(s) and remove the books you have uploaded from Amazon. We will issue a negative adjustment to any outstanding royalty payments. Additionally, as per our Terms and Conditions, you are not permitted to open new accounts and will not receive future royalty payments from additional accounts created.

If you have any questions, please email us at [censored].

Best Regards,

[censored]
Amazon.com
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Amazon Authors Beware

Needless to say, I was in shock. Though I had been genuinely surprised by the over 70,000 Kindle Edition Normalized Pages (KENP) read in our first 12 days, I never suspected that any ‘illegitimate reading or borrow activity’ had been at play. SciFan™ Magazine had been an Amazon Bestseller for nearly 2 weeks, and we had maintained our ranking in the top 100 anthologies since day one.

In response, I sent several emails and made a few calls to Amazon. After patience and persistence, after 3 days I am pleased to announce that they owned up to their mistake and reinstated my account…”

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Interview With Author J.D. Vance

 

 

Appalachia

This excerpt is from an interview at americanconservative.com with J. D. Vance, the author of Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and a Culture in Crisis.

“I wrote last week about the new nonfiction book Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and a Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance, the Yale Law School graduate who grew up in the poverty and chaos of an Appalachian clan. The book is an American classic, an extraordinary testimony to the brokenness of the white working class, but also its strengths. Continue reading

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Frozen Memories

 

Cody Lasseter

                           Frozen Memories  by Cody Lasseter

I park my car across from the house, looking for any signs of movement, but all the lights are off and the lawn is overgrown. Taking one last drag from my cigarette, I step out of the car and pull my hood over my head. I toss the cigarette on the cool ground, letting the raindrops extinguish it. I step in between the potholes on the old paved road, all of which are filled with water. My stomach drops as I reach the driveway, and I realize that the old tire swing isn’t in the big oak tree anymore. Continue reading

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Authors Sell Your Book to Libraries

 Authors Sell Your Book to Libraries

Thank you Steve Harrison.

Authors sell your book to libraries. It can be very profitable for both parties. The libraries get the content they need and you can actually boost your Amazon sales through selling your book to libraries….especially Ebooks! Continue reading

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Authors’ Super URLs and Amazon Links

Amazon

Amazon

Originally published on www.gwendolynkiste.com as “How Writers Ruin their Amazon Links Yes You Probably Do It Too.”
What is the connection between authors’ super URLs and Amazon links?
Thank you Gwendolyn Kiste for this amazingly useful tutorial on how to “tweak” your Amazon link for better results for your publicity, book sales and standing with Amazon. Continue reading

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Under the Affluence by Tim Wise

Under the Affluence

 

 “Under the Affluence: Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich and Sacrificing the Future of America” by Tim Wise-
from timwise.org

“Tim Wise is one of the great public moralists in America today. In his bracing new book, Under the Affluence, he brilliantly engages the roots and ramifications of radical inequality in our nation, carefully detailing the heartless war against the poor and the swooning addiction to the rich that exposes the moral sickness at the heart of our culture. Continue reading

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Easter Uprising 1916 and Henry James

Dublin

Easter Uprising 1916 and Henry James

 Easter Uprising 1916 and Henry James is excerpted from On Ireland, the Easter Uprising and Henry James’ “The Princess Casamassim” – the London Review of Books

About the London Review of Books

Since 1979, the London Review of Books has stood up for the tradition of the literary and intellectual essay in English. Each issue contains up to 15 long reviews and essays by academics, writers and journalists. There are also shorter art and film reviews, as well as poems and a lively letters page. Continue reading

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