There’s something going on at Amazon. Over the weekend it became apparent that most KDP ebooks are unavailable to purchase for international readers who use the US Kindle Store. So I just wanted to reassure you that all of my books have been published for Kindle.
What’s going on?
It seems that Amazon has decided for some reason, best known to itself, that Kindle books are available only in the country-specific stores. So for example, if you live in Finland or Sweden, you can NOW only buy my books via Amazon.com (I hope!). Previously, they’d be available in any stores, be it Amazon.co.uk (Britain) Amazon.de (Germany) or Amazon.fr (France). Nobody seems to know why the Amazon policy has changed, or whether this is a glitch in the system. There has been no notification either to Amazon customers, or us authors who publish and get most of their book sales and income from Amazon, that there is a change in availability.
It’s also strange that not all of the Kindle books have been affected; only three of my titles so far are ‘not available to buy’ on Amazon.com when I log on from the UK.
If you are a fellow author or interested in this issue, do read this excellent post by David Gaughran, otherwise, do use the links below to access my titles.
Please let me know if you have any problems accessing my books
This is by no means an ideal situation for any author, but particularly not for one who’s new Christmas book has just been published, and is currently on a ten-day blog tour. We are also coming up to the busiest book selling period of the year, so to have one’s books ‘unavailable to buy’ or just not even visible on Amazon.com, could make any writer come up in a cold sweat all over. Amazon holds 70% of the bookselling market.
I am taking deep breaths and drinking numerous cups of coffee (no vodka in them as yet)
These links to my books should work
If you are having any problems accessing my books on Amazon, do use this universal link to my author page, and the links below the titles for the individual books. Let’s hope Amazon sorts this issue out soon. I, like many fellow authors, am trying to keep calm while awaiting a response from our biggest publisher and retailer.
Please find links to my books below. These should (fingers crossed) take you to both the ebook and paperback versions of these titles.
Wish me – and the many other authors whose income is adversely affected by this issue – luck that Amazon can sort it out soon. Let me know by commenting below if you have any problems accessing my books.
Thank you for your patience and happy reading!