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amazon.COM for Aussies

Just a very quick update about the paperbacks that were, then weren’t, and now are still on Amazon [in case other Aussie authors are in the same boat].

Firstly, this post applies to Aussies who refused to give up their amazon.COM accounts – i.e. refused to move to amazon.com.au – AND use Ingram Spark instead of Amazon’s ‘Expanded Distribution’.

  1. Don’t panic – your paperbacks are still available in overseas Amazon marketplaces – e.g. US, UK etc. It’s just that you may not be able to see them.
  2. Double don’t panic – your paperbacks are also still available in Australia, but you have to search for them via amazon.com.AU. In other words, you have to go to the Australian Amazon website to see them.

As an Australian with an amazon.COM account, this is what I see when I search for my paperbacks on the US site:

But when I go to the amazon.com.AU website, the paperback is right there:

I’m sure there is some weird and wonderful reason for this mismatch, but at this point I’m just relieved that my paperbacks are still available in Australia and that there isn’t some horrible problem with IngramSpark. The thought of having to sort out that kind of mess makes me shudder.

So thank you to all my wonderful friends who checked their US and UK amazons. Your feedback eased my mind considerably. As people much younger than me would say…”You rock!”

A much relieved,
Meeks


What the hell, Amazon?!?

My thanks to Gradmama for alerting me to the fact that for some reason, NONE of my paperbacks are currently available on Amazon. Not. One.

The ebooks are fine, but it seems that Amazon has reset each paperback version to the ‘Order author copies’ step:

I now have to go through each of the print versions and effectively click the last ‘Save and Publish’ to get them ‘available’ again. To all intents and purposes they were either unpublished by Amazon, or never published at all?!?

I don’t sell many paperbacks. I never expected to sell many paperbacks, but I did expect them to remain available after going through all the effort of putting them up on KDP. What infuriates me even more is that Amazon/KDP didn’t inform me of this rather big change. Perhaps they don’t even know. I miss Createspace. 😦

Not happy, Amazon/KDP, not happy at all.
Meeks


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