Amazon has hit a new low in punishing successful authors
I first learned of this story from Ruth Ann Nordin at Self-Published Authors Helping Other Authors.
Then I read the first-hand account from Jamie McGuire about her situation with Amazon.
The capsule version is that Jamie McGuire was successful enough with her book, Beautiful Disaster, that a publisher picked it up. Now, Amazon is offering to issue everyone who originally bought the self-published version from them a refund PLUS the $7 difference in price for the new version with the publisher (seemingly to punish McGuire from bailing on Amazon), but Amazon is debiting McGuire’s account to pay the refunds.
Please read McGuire’s full first-hand account to be sure you understand all the nuances and details.
I have long defended Amazon when other authors were railing against them for one thing or another, but this is simply EVIL! If McGuire’s account is true and accurate (and I have no reason to believe it’s not), we absolutely must band together to support each other so that this WRONGwrongWRONG practice does not gain momentum or support.
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