Outrageous! Sadly, though I can quite believe it. I don’t trust Amazon; I work with them only because I must.
I know I’ve other authors, indie especially, following this blog. Surely you’ve seen this happen as well. Make noise, look at the good it did Ms Hogarth with the Space Marines debacle! We’re writers, damn it, let’s remind Amazon why you treat bards ith utmost respect!
- Do Amazon and Createspace rip off Indie publishers with failure to correctly report sales? (excursionsintoimagination.wordpress.com)
- Amazon Createspace (neildanielsbooks.wordpress.com)
- Should You Use CreateSpace or Lightning Source for Printing? (elfarris.com)
- Where to self publish (leonhughesblog.wordpress.com)
- Do Amazon and Createspace rip us off? The update. (petergermany.com)
Guest post by John. R. Clark, Managing Editor at AgeView Press
When AgeView Press Indie pubbed the book FLYING SOLO in May of 2012, the author, Jeanette Vaughan immediately began tracking sales. She heard from excited friends and family who immediately emailed when ordering their copies. The first sales were off of Createspace’s e-store with the title ID number given to the author. Then, through Amazon, a week later, when the book went live on the site. Finally on Kindle, when the ebook format was completed.
Initially, things appeared kosher. People exclaiming that they had ordered the book, were showing up within a day or two on the electronic royalty reports with a reasaonable accuracy. But by June and July, sales descrepencies were noted by the author from customers claiming that they had purchased the book directly through Amazon, not an Amazon affiliate. Many of these sales were simply not listed.The author contacted…
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