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Amin Aziznia

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Amazon Paperback new system?
Posted: Oct 19, 2017 4:43 PM
 
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My sales in Paperback has dropped significantly, while my Sales rank in Books is still high. I noticed that Amazon constantly stop selling my book that is Sold by CreateSpsace and is advertising a new Vendor. They put my book out of stock now and put this message:

"In stock on October 22, 2017.
Order it now.
Sold by Leif Sapir and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
This item does not ship to Vancouver, Canada. Please check other sellers who may ship internationally."

While for most of self publishing books, Amazon has them in Stock and say this message:

"In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Add to Cart
Add to Cart
Turn on 1-Click ordering for this browser
This item ships to Vancouver, Canada. Want it Tuesday, Oct. 24? Order within 13 hrs 3 mins and choose AmazonGlobal Priority Shipping at checkout."

While CreateSPace paperbacks should always be sold by Amazon, and they are always in Stock.

Why Amazon is foing this? Why they prefer this "Leif Sapir" seller over CreateSpace?

Also, when I click on this new sellers "Leif Sapir", it seems that they sell only my book. Who are they? Is it possible that they are copying my book without my permission and selling it on amazon? Why sales rank is still high, but my createspsace sales has dropped scientifically? What is amazon up to? Maybe they want people to move to KDP Paperback instead of Create-space?

Has anyone had this problem or noticed it?

Diana Persaud

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Re: Amazon Paperback new system?
Posted: Oct 19, 2017 4:57 PM   in response to: Amin Aziznia in response to: Amin Aziznia
 
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I believe some people were complaining that Amazon was putting their books first, so now they allow other vendors to be listed first.

I know when I'm looking for something, I check all the vendors and check their prices. I don't click on the first thing that's presented to me. Usually the best price is listed first, but not always.

You can't control what customers do. Either way, they will order it from CS and you get your royalty.
Amin Aziznia

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Re: Amazon Paperback new system?
Posted: Oct 19, 2017 4:59 PM   in response to: Diana Persaud in response to: Diana Persaud
 
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Thanks. What if that Vendor sells illegal copy? How does amazon know those copies are legally printed?

Edited by: Amin Aziznia on Oct 19, 2017 4:59 PM
Donna St Felix

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Re: Amazon Paperback new system?
Posted: Oct 19, 2017 7:45 PM   in response to: Amin Aziznia in response to: Amin Aziznia
 
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Amin Aziznia wrote:

What if that Vendor sells illegal copy?

Hopefully, they will be caught.

How does amazon know those copies are legally printed?

They don't unless someone furnishes proof of it. In this case the zon is just the outlet.
Dave Casey

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Re: Amazon Paperback new system?
Posted: Oct 20, 2017 12:22 AM   in response to: Diana Persaud in response to: Diana Persaud
 
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Diana Persaud wrote:
I know when I'm looking for something, I check all the vendors and check their prices. I don't click on the first thing that's presented to me. Usually the best price is listed first, but not always.

That may not necessarily be the case though. I have two paperbacks being printed by CS and when I look at the pages on Amazon, I see that there are six vendors to buy from, including Amazon. When I look at the six vendors, Amazon is always the lowest priced one because the others are either adding shipping to the price and saying it's free, or they don't add it to the price and when you look at the price + shipping, it's always more than buying it from Amazon. These vendors would be hard pressed to make a profit if they were to undercut Amazon's price with the shipping.
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