Egad! Where’s My E-Book?

Last Tuesday was my birthday. And although I am happy to have reached another year of life, I am upset about something and have been for almost four months.

The e-book version of my novel. The Kindle version, to be more precise.

When my first novel, Relations, was published, it was available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million and Abbott Press among other retailers.

Fast-forward to November 2016 and it’s gone from Amazon.

Why?

The paperback and hardcover versions are still available on Amazon but the Kindle version is nowhere to be found.

Like I said, that was in November 2016 when I found out and I still don’t know why.

To say that I’ve been a bit perturbed about it would be an understatement because my publisher has known about this since August 2016. Maybe even longer.

And if I hadn’t stumbled on this issue, I probably wouldn’t even know about it now.

Authors should be able to get information about any issues(?) with their books without a lot of rigmarole.

I would’ve appreciated a letter or an e-mail, even.

It’s still available as an e-book through Barnes and Noble, Abbott Press and other online websites so what could the issue be? More information has been leaked about the White House than about why it’s no longer available on Amazon.

It’s infuriating–they’ve got all the information they need about us–they’ve practically got my blood type and mother’s maiden name but when you make inquiries, all-of-a-sudden, you’re persona non grata or something.

Depending on who I talk to, there doesn’t seem to be any constructive advice given regarding how I (actually they) will be rectifying this conundrum.

If there was, my birthday wish will have been granted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 response to "Egad! Where’s My E-Book?"

  1. By: http://www.salpa58.wordpress.com Posted: March 18, 2017

    I have heard this complaint before. I think I read it has something to do with the ISBN# If you have your book in print you have to get your own #, if not amazon gives you one for free. I might be mistaken as I read it a while ago.
    I would also like to thank you for the reblog of my poem. I didn’t win the contest but it sure was nice being a finalist on You Tube. ☺☺☺

    • By: relationspdbeverly Posted: March 19, 2017

      You’re welcome and I’m sorry that you didn’t win but I loved it.

      As for the ISBN, the publisher, Abbott Press provided them for each version of my book and all of them had been distributed to Amazon and other retailers. What happened in the last six months to negate the e-book distribution through Amazon but the continued distribution of my print versions is anybody’s guess. The e-book is still available through Nook and other retailers, which is something.

  2. By: Atomic Words Posted: April 2, 2017

    Hi Pamela thank you for the visit 😁😊. And I am sorry about the Amazon issue and unfortunately I don’t have any information that would help you. Hope it gets resolved though 😊

  3. By: Atomic Words Posted: April 2, 2017

    Hi Pamela thank you for the visit. I am glad we get to connect. I am sorry about the Amazon issue. Wish I had the answers . All the best though 😁

    • By: relationspdbeverly Posted: April 2, 2017

      It’s actually some problem stemming from Abbott Press’s account but should those of us that fall under their umbrella be penalized for it? I don’t think so; especially when no one will divulge what the problem is.

      Thanks for the follow. 🙂

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