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dennis

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If you publish books for which you do not hold the publishing rights
Posted: Dec 13, 2017 10:49 AM
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i received this message recently when i put together a book of my poems and uploaded it, i find it crazy because there was never a book published published in the past i just put it together
and they are convinced the book exists. i hold all copyrights to my poems all of them, this is not the first time they have sent this to me , i has a book live for three days eBook and paperback, did some grammatical adjustments and the e book was on review but the paper back was live immediately. i had to send original hand written pages from the book from 30 years ago and a self addresses unopened parcel i mailed to myself. they eventual went live with it. is any one else having the trouble.
these story's have never been published anywhere at anytime they are mine no one else. i have documentation of all my poems. some i entered in contests,
i have a letter from a site stating they are mine and ii own copyrights
i did not do anything wrtong these are my stories, does any one know why they are asking this and what the procedure is, to bring them to this result?
thank you
Diana Persaud

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Re: If you publish books for which you do not hold the publishing rights
Posted: Dec 13, 2017 11:51 AM   in response to: dennis in response to: dennis
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There are plenty of people who will steal other's works and upload it. So Amazon now sends an email asking the account owner to verify that they are the copyright holder. Reply to the email and give them the information they are asking for. They are doing this to protect themselves and the added benefit is that it helps authors. If someone were to try and publish your existing work, the bots would catch it and send them the email asking to prove copyright.
dennis

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Re: If you publish books for which you do not hold the publishing rights
Posted: Dec 13, 2017 12:16 PM   in response to: Diana Persaud in response to: Diana Persaud
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thank you for your response, just one thing my first book there was no e-mail, my second book no e-mail, until i did corrections.
this is a poem book of few pages,I have no problem with the security , I have two books live now , so I should expect this every time i submit a book ...?

I agree, but what triggers that response the title of the book?
I LOOKED UP THE TITLE ON LINE AFTER THE E-MAIL AND FOUND SEVERAL BOOKS WITH THAT TITLE?

any way i appreciate your response and will find a way to include that information during the upload of my next book to avoid this e-mail
the implications are not good,
Emily Veinglory

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Re: If you publish books for which you do not hold the publishing rights
Posted: Dec 13, 2017 2:20 PM   in response to: dennis in response to: dennis
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There will be some algorithm that triggers it, but Amazon will not say what it is because then cheaters would know how to evade it.
edmund batara

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Re: If you publish books for which you do not hold the publishing rights
Posted: Dec 20, 2017 8:04 PM   in response to: dennis in response to: dennis
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Let me share this experience. I started writing as a hobby a few months ago. When the story got some traction on the free website and was nearly finished, out of the blue a few trolls started dishing the story. The common thread was the story was not worth publishing, etc. Which got me thinking. Though at that point I was already thinking of publishing on KDP as some readers did encourage it. So, I submitted the story, warts and all, as a draft to Amazon. Got the ASIN number. After I announced on my posts that it's going to be on Amazon, the trolls disappeared.

The lesson being - protect your intellectual property rights in any manner possible. I don't know what would have happened if I didn't publish. It could be possible some unscrupulous person or individuals would copy it, make a few cosmetic changes, and publish it as their own. An Amazon ASIN protects an author within the Amazon landscape only. But it's better than nothing and it provides a record of sorts for the author.

Though thinking again about it, I wonder how many good aspiring authors have been discouraged and had their works ripped off unknowingly.
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