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

Worrying – how to sort the genuine from the scammers – how horrible to find yourself caught up in something like this if you are innocent.

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There’s this indie author I know a little bit from the 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. Where there’s a way there’s a will, isn’t there? Good grief, I’d never have imagined such a scam as “reading farms”. Why don’t Amazon just either sell hard copy books or complete downloads and be done with it. Also, what sort of people need “samples” to read?

    1. Where there’s money there’s a scam.
      I’m very dubious on the way Amazon schemes work. It’s a way of fleecing writers.

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