Think You Couldn’t Possibly Lose Your Amazon Publishing Account? Think Again.

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There’s this indie author I know a little bit from the Kboards.com forum. Her name is Pauline Creeden, and she’s an ordinary midlister, like so many of us. I remember PMing her some time ago and gushing about how particularly beautiful one of her book covers is — the one for Chronicles of Steele: Raven.collection Here, I’ll include an image. Gorgeous, eh?

Anyway, today I tuned in to Kboards and noticed that Pauline had started a thread. It contained what’s surely the worst news possible for an indie author: Amazon had closed her publishing account. All her ebooks had been taken off sale. Permanently. Here’s the email she got from Amazon:

We are reaching out to you because we have detected that borrows for your books are originating from systematically generated accounts. While we support the legitimate efforts of our publishers to promote their books, attempting to manipulate…

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2 thoughts on “Think You Couldn’t Possibly Lose Your Amazon Publishing Account? Think Again.

  1. This is shameful – Amazon seems to have joined the ranks of corporate capitalists who care not for anything besides their own profits. Things like this make me CRAZY(er). Anyway, I sent a letter in support, asking that they investigate and restate – and develop a redress policy. If enough of us do that, maybe they’ll even listen. (Leave my foolish dreams intact, please).

    Thanks for reblogging – things like this need to be as public as possible.
    xx,
    mgh

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  2. Thanks Madelyn. It is very worrying to take this kind of action without even allowing the person have a chance for any come back. especially if this is their only source of income. To delete everything (not even suspend0 and tell them that they can never have an account with them again – seems quite Draconian.

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