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

If, like me, you are a writer who publishes on Amazon, you need to read this account of what happened to Pauline Creeden.

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There’s this indie author I know a little bit from the Kboards.com 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. Hi – I stopped by to say “thanks for stopping by my blog” and stumbled across this post. Very informative, thank you. I’m still toying with traditional or self-publishing, so I’ll take all the information I can. Good to know.

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