Amazon and the new book: Not working out…?

Here is a raw file for the interior of the paperback: pdf. It’s for Amazon, which for some reason refuses to update the cover and is now actively selling the book with a textually flawed cover (the back cover, in terms of layout and one weird typo) that I uploaded last week to see if the design would work out. They okayed it. They’re selling it with an interior file that is not up-to-date either.

If Amazon keeps refusing to update the cover and the interior file, I will pull the book, of course. 

Strange. Only a few days ago, I had to shut down my PayPal business account because of security breaches there.

Also, Amazon’s KDP account on Twitter then started pestering my timeline with ads but refused to respond. 

 

8 thoughts on “Amazon and the new book: Not working out…?

  1. Have had two responses from them that indicate that whoever replied did not read what I wrote and blindly assumed that I was new to the site.

    I’ll give them 72 more hours. Normally it takes 24 to 48, often less, but it’s busy.

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  2. Okay, Amazon KPD has a technical issue and either Amazon is not aware of it or they are unwilling to admit it. It happens. I’ve pulled the paperback version of the book. I think I am done with Amazon. I also hate that you have to make a print book available to the public before you can order a copy to see whether it prints right. That’s just bad business. Will look for other avenues. Suits my personal principles better, too. Amazon is not a good company. It is predatory. Also on its staff.

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  3. Anyway, am giving it one last shot – the book is now showing as “unavailable” at least – and may accidentally be ending up with a higher-quality cover. (Ah, the intricacies of graphics suites.) But I do feel burdened by using the Amazon platform. Does not gel with my principles. Will have to weigh it against other factors and then make up my mind.

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  4. Success!!!

    (Interior has been updated. Cover has not updated yet on the site, but that can take a little while, yes.)

    But am contemplating what I wrote before, about ethical considerations, and am exploring other avenues.

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