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rrralvarez

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How can I delete my account?
Posted: Mar 23, 2013 8:30 AM
 
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I don't wish to publish through Kindle any more. How can I remove my Intellectual property and permanently close my account? Please advise & thanks!
notjohn

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Re: How can I delete my account?
Posted: Mar 23, 2013 9:25 AM   in response to: rrralvarez in response to: rrralvarez
 
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I see no reason to do that, and I can see one reason why not to do it: you may have money owed to you!

However, you can unpublish your books by clicking that option among the Actions available to you on your Bookshelf. Then you can ask KDP Support (through t he contact form below) to close the account.

The book: Notjohn's Guide to Kindle Publishing
The blog: http://notjohnkdp.blogspot.com/
Bruce

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Re: How can I delete my account?
Posted: Mar 23, 2013 7:37 PM   in response to: rrralvarez in response to: rrralvarez
 
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Yea, I think a lot of people are going to be bailing out on Kindle soon. Should any viable competition appear, it would be dust and tumbleweeds here.
jm14

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Re: How can I delete my account?
Posted: Mar 23, 2013 11:37 PM   in response to: Bruce in response to: Bruce
 
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For what possible reason would you close out a venue? Is it not better to sell through 5 outlets rather than 4; 4 rather than 3, 3 rather than 2, and 2 rather than 1?

Are you, and perhaps others who talk this way, perhaps confusing Kindle with Kindle Select?

If not (and some people do very well with strategic employment of Select promotion; and for the record, I myself don't use it), I cannot imagine why you would want to throw away a venue. Where is the advantage to you in that?
Anastasia

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Re: How can I delete my account?
Posted: Sep 11, 2013 10:13 AM   in response to: Bruce in response to: Bruce
 
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Sorry! i want to delete my account on amazon kdp but i don't know how ,please can youe xplain me step by step ,Thanks.
caufee

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Re: How can I delete my account?
Posted: Sep 11, 2013 8:23 PM   in response to: rrralvarez in response to: rrralvarez
 
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Why is it no one can tell you how to delete the account. I have opened two accounts by mistake and need to delete the one that does not contain my book. How do I get rid of it?
thrasherll

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Re: How can I delete my account?
Posted: Sep 11, 2013 8:42 PM   in response to: caufee in response to: caufee
 
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This is an authors/publishers forum. No one here is an employee of Amazon or KDP. You need to use the Contact Us button at the bottom right of the screen to contact KDP Support.

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Mel Craig Thomp...

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Kindle Doesn't Get How Important Free Speech Is At All And Doesn't Care
Posted: Apr 30, 2015 5:11 AM   in response to: Bruce in response to: Bruce
 
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The reason we're all trying to reorganize our lives to dump Kindle is because Amazon, who really owns kindle, and Create Space, for that matter, (no matter how much distance they try to put between each other), has zero interest in free speech and is now famous for simply canceling anyone's whole business merely because a Feminist has hurt feelings that day or because a Christian supremacist didn't feel that we bowed to him enough. I've been reading the thread of folks who, unlike me, don't even write erotica and were just locked out of the business because some woman didn't like sex appearing in stories. Read for yourselves the Kindle content guidelines, which are a complete and absolute lesson in Corporate Cowardice. First of all, think of this: Is there any operation on earth as big as Kindle that has no phone number for folks to call? There's a reason for that, and it's not money, per se, but sheer shame at the fact that they can't answer questions about their policies because they know if they ever got too public about it, the whole world would really hate them. I have other authors to think about, so I have to slowly get them off to other presses; but eventually I'd like to break free of Amazon and Kindle. Notice how they're connected, so that you are always under their tyrannical right-ignoring, and deeply unconstitutional contract whether you buy or sell books or just need to buy a computer from their retail store. So really it's also a tyrannical monopoly because they not only shut off our free speech at the whim or any anxious mother or hang-wringing Christian who is bothered by us, but secondly, they want to keep us silent by then forcing us to not even be able to do ordinary retail buying unless we agree to all Terms and Conditions. So this is a Terms and Conditions tyranny of constitutional end-runs which are only legal because the totally-purchased congress and the totally-hackish Supreme Court, which are just arms of Corporate America and not even valid governing agencies anymore, simply allowed any company to cancel any constitutional right by simply dominating the market and doing a 100% take-it-and loose all your rights or leave-it and have a very difficult on-line life and difficult retailing life as a buyer or a customer. Even just a couple of decades ago this kind of tyranny would infuriate the world, but then my generation was defiant. Most folks now have never read the constitution, don't really even get what civil rights are, and frankly probably most of the American public doesn't even like free speech and hopes it goes away. And so this horrible political environment gave Amazon-Kindle-Create-Space their opening to simply come in and run something larger than many countries, but with no rights for anyone but the King Corporation. The fact that they won't speak to anyone on the phone means they know in advance that other than raking in money, they don't plan to accommodate anyone or anything that causes them even slight discomfort. By the way, withe their billions, why not hire a team of free speech lawyers to counter-sue folks who don't know what constitutionally-protected speech is and who are defaming writers by calling Amazon and ordering them to cut off accounts without recourse? The reason is that 99% of materials most people call "offensive" in a very mindless way, whether left or right, is protected. Real hate-speech or pornography, even by Republican Courts, has been ruled speech which has no social redeeming value; and this has a specific meaning. It means that speech which contains sex or offensive materials, is valid speech if within those materials is an overriding idea to spread a legitimately political, psychological, sociological, religious or philosophical viewpoint. This is one are the courts have been brave on. Only the Courts chickened out in this one way, by ruling that Binding Arbitration protects Amazon from every seeing a courtroom, unless someone wants to go years without being under any Amazon services. Of course the fact that this is daunting means that probably Amazon, especially given it's no-recourse view for publisher and writers, is really a de facto monopoly that has no really real competition yet. I notice that after certain banks got slammed about binding arbitration that everyone went shopping for credit cards that did not, as a condition of doing business, demand you give up your right to due process. What a hoax our Courts and Amazon together are, using technicality to shut down the American Mind. Really, Orwell could have seen a thing like Kindle-Amazon coming. The partnership between Corporations which have no accountability and dominate whole worlds, (there are a dozen whole countries with smaller GDPs than Amazon), and yet allow no free speech to authors. Anyway, my thing is that I want to rework my life so that I am one, one day, not buying or selling one single thing through any part of the Amazon Empire. The goal here is to be under ZERO Terms and Conditions with Kindle or Amazon or Create Space. Then, we should, en masse, come back with our work, but before signing anything, admit up front it does not conform to their content guidless, which are actually just dictator's rules against free speech, and then, while not under any contract whatsoever, we should challenge them as non-contractual free persons.
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Re: Kindle Doesn't Get How Important Free Speech Is At All And Doesn't Care
Posted: Apr 30, 2015 5:17 AM   in response to: Mel Craig Thomp... in response to: Mel Craig Thomp...
 
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You have no constitutional right to publish a book via Amazon.
monkey2009

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Re: How can I delete my account?
Posted: May 1, 2015 4:15 AM   in response to: rrralvarez in response to: rrralvarez
 
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You can unpublish your book however it will remain on your bookshelf - in case anyone has bought and not downloaded it etc. It will not appear for sale.

If you wish to entirely delete your account you will have to contact support.

I'd agree, why leave. A lot of people buy on Amazon.
Peter Darley

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Re: How can I delete my account?
Posted: Jul 11, 2015 5:50 AM   in response to: notjohn in response to: notjohn
 
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Wait a sec. Are you saying that if you try to escape from this goddamn tyranny, they can also steal money owed to you?
monkey2009

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Re: How can I delete my account?
Posted: Jul 11, 2015 7:26 AM   in response to: Peter Darley in response to: Peter Darley
 
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It's all listed in the TOS and FAQ which I assume you read BEFORE you published? No? These are the TOS which you agreed to when you published.

Lots of big organisations are like this - after all they are there to make money and provide a service to customers. Whilst I agree the lack of phone number is very annoying they provide a means of communication via the contact us. Most support desks work by scripted or somewhat vague messages - as most people contact them with the same problem - 'I haven't been paid', 'I don't understand' , 'I don't like X'. Thus there are stock responses. Many of the answers are in the FAQ or forums anyway. Or people misunderstanding or not doing the research.

As to the vagueness of the guidelines for erotica - in some cases it's country specific. It might be legal to read or write about practice X in the UK, but not in US, or Algeria, or Mexico or whatever. People complain - what offends one won't offend someone else.
Last year Kobo pulled ALL Indie pubbed books for a while due to someone complaining about erotica - including books which never even contained it. It was a knee-jerk reaction to a bad press report. Some books have been reinstated but not anything with adult content even if it is soft erotica or simply sexy scenes.

Amazon offers a good royalty rate, being able to publish for free relatively easily, and access to a very large market place. I usually sell more on Amazon in a month than I sell on other sites in a quarter.

Of course no one is forcing anyone to publish here.

Zon is not perfect - but it does offer good opportunities and is no worse than other multinationals.

You can unpublish the book but you can't delete it. To delete an account you'll have to contact support.

Edited by: monkey2009 on Jul 11, 2015 7:27 AM
T. Gordon Ander...

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Re: Kindle Doesn't Get How Important Free Speech Is At All And Doesn't Care
Posted: Jul 16, 2015 8:45 AM   in response to: Mel Craig Thomp... in response to: Mel Craig Thomp...
 
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Nice angry rant - or screed - and by not using paragraphs and spaces you make it so hard to read only the hard core will make the effort -
There is one other catagory you left out - the one where Free Speech and Civil R {uh -oh I was just bumped off the pag and need to start over}

The Supreme Directive that ALL media and communications outlets MUST obey, on pain of cancellation or death, is to never ever tlk about the people who drug and rape others, mostly children. I violated this and have suffered every form of crime form seeing band mates murdered and it called "apparent suicide" {sure that 19 year old tall blond beauty wpuld put a 12 gauge shotgun in their own mouth - in the family home - terrorizing and traumatizing them forever}
Also I have the hard evidence this service has given full cooperation to crimes by our US gov. such as destroying several computers i have used - with malware that can be seen encoded down the text of the files I uploaded to KDP. FACT - CRIME - FELONIES that now include destruction of property AND MURDER.

My thread here "Crimes that I can prove so far was psted on a Friday - deleted on by Saturday morning - Illegal supression of Free Speech and Obstruction of Justice to boot
Also I see most Account Issue threads have a few hundred views - so my thread that got up to 7 or 8 thou - oh no more computer jumping - wrap it up =
Thousands wanted to know the Truth - yet this was criminally deleted - Shows Ed Snowden and I were right - KDP is a "Strategic Partner" pf the more secret parts of the US agenices to control and suppress all they wnat to be kept secret - on pain of death - {hint hint - be careful - "Mass Graves Found in Texas} got to urn
T. Gordon Ander...

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Re: How can I delete my account?
Posted: Jul 16, 2015 8:47 AM   in response to: rrralvarez in response to: rrralvarez
 
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I just treid to post and it will not go up - I have found the Truth - yet the Truth is we can not post the truth here.
gldrummond

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Re: How can I delete my account?
Posted: Jul 16, 2015 12:25 PM   in response to: caufee in response to: caufee
 
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Contact Support via the link at the bottom of this page, and ask them to close your unused KDP account. Make sure to give them the publisher number from it, so they don't delete the one you are using by mistake!
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