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Premium Digital. Team or Enterprise. Premium FT. Pay based on use. Group Subscription. Thanks for the heads up. Ruth — there is a way to see USA store. I am in Australua.
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My Kindle account is homed to the. But this is still hitting me. So far, about 12 of my 60 books are affected, and the number is growing every day. Some books have bern affected, then not, then affected again.
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That has been horrendous — inconsistent and confusing. This just adds another layer to it. The only workaround so far has been to post to friends in the US and have them forward them. I have a US address and a US credit card in the system and have had for years. The not-seeing books is affecting me as well. I pulled my print book as soon as I transitioned to Createspace.
Its ridiculous the cost of ordering author copies to Australia. Thinking Ingram Spark or Draft to Digital. I kept sending them screenshots of my book not being searchable and they kept sending me screenshots of the page, working perfectly in the US. Glad to have read this, Dave but also…not so glad. They both have a Buy button.
Thanks Rachel, that seems to fit with the idea that this is new restrictions on who can purchase from where. You would think they would contact millions of customers before blocking them from purchases…. Thanks for picking up on this. I also use.
It has to have happened within the past couple of days or even today because I was able to purchase a novella I just put up on KDP as an ebook a few days ago. Thanks for taking the time to explain all of this. I had been freaking out since seven of my titles suddenly disappeared from the Kindle listings. I then contacted Amazon via KDP help form.
That was well over 24 hours ago and no reply at all, not even the cookie-cutter acknowledgment of my request. I hope that whatever customer support person gets my case can do something about it.
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Fingers crossed. Hello David, First I want to thank you for your vigilance. I live in the US and publish worldwide. In the past, they encouraged me specifically to sign up for the UK, and I did. As it turned out, they were correct. The UK account has proven to be profitable. Of course, I have no proof there is a correlation between the two, but I wanted to share this with you.
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Thanks for all you do to keep indie authors informed. Is Suzanne Comer your real name? Viewing Amazon. I have reported this problem to Amazon. Still no response. It affects two of my books so far. Every author affected should stop running ads. They will fix it in ten seconds if they start losing revenue.
ALL authors should immediately pause all ads — this is a ridiculous mess. Thanks for the tip about the Live availability. I went to my KDP page and hovered.
Fortunately, I decided not to hold my breath…. Saturday, I got messages that all my ads for one of my books had been suspended because it was no longer available in the Kindle store. An additional thought: Amazon is still charging authors for ads that international customers click on despite not allowing them to purchase the book. So, for example, someone from Canada signs into their. Because, unless this is a devoted fan, most readers are simply going to move along and not think about the book again.
So Amazon is profiting off ad revenue while blocking sales. You are so right. Sending positive thoughts. The geoblocking was supposed to only be for physical items. I guess they lied. I noticed this on my books as well. Yesterday a reader from Australia who uses. I told her this was happening to a lot of authors and I hoped it was a glitch. She did exactly that and got the book. I notice that when I look at Italy in the main list, the books are live in all areas, but when I look at the UK site, it lists places in Italy, and it is unavailable in all of them.
They are moving access around—poorly. Excellent article and an issue I have been tracking with a great deal of interest, and pain. Certainly the ad people at AMS think the books can be bought off. IANAL, but charging you for ads served in regions where your book is not available sounds like it ought to be considered some sort of fraud.
Hi David, I have also been affected by this with both of my books now showing as unavailable. I live in New Zealand and it seems from here they are trying to push me to the Australian store. I have a friend where 8 of her books have disappeared. She lives in Scotland but her account is in the US. Also, I went to put up a review on a book I am reading and it has gone and I am unable to put a review up on any other site as Amazon has stopped that as well.
You can only put a review up on your own custom site. This is frustrating in the extreme and no reply from them when I write to them.
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Thank you for this post and getting the word out. So this sounds like a buggier bug than that. This news seems snowballing through the indie author community. A number of groups to which I belong are talking about this. If it is a calculated and business savvy move by Amazon — I feel they should be keeping us informed. Are they able to see books by American authors listing their books on the.
It took me nine days to resolve the issue of my series links missing from one of my series and I got different responses from everyone I spoke to.