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Stevie Davidson

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Why is Amazon still selling my books?
Posted: Dec 13, 2017 10:52 AM
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Does anyone have any experience with this or an idea?

My account was terminated for plagerism. I didn't do it, and I don't know why they think I did it, but I received the email "your account has been terminated. You will not receive royalties and you will not be allowed to open a new account with us."

This morning I received an email from someone who had purchased my novel through Amazon. She wrote to tell me she loved my book and read it in one sitting.

I checked amazon books and my books are still for sale.

I am able to access my reports page but not my bookshelf.

Why is Amazon still selling my books. I'm not receiving royalties for books I wrote, but they are.

I've tried to email them, but they never reply.

Edited by: Stevie Davidson on Dec 13, 2017 10:52 AM

Edited by: Stevie Davidson on Dec 13, 2017 12:04 PM
Diana Persaud

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Re: Why is Amazon still selling my books?
Posted: Dec 13, 2017 11:54 AM   in response to: Stevie Davidson in response to: Stevie Davidson
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I searched your name and didn't find any books. It's possible that the servers hadn't updated yet. Can you still find your ebooks on the Zon website?
Stevie Davidson

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Re: Why is Amazon still selling my books?
Posted: Dec 13, 2017 12:00 PM   in response to: Diana Persaud in response to: Diana Persaud
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My books are under pen names. So you won't find them under Stevie Davidson. :)

My royalties are still going up. 500 pages read and two sales since posting this question, which is dramatically slow compared to usual.

The servers haven't updated yet? I guess I can wait a couple more days and check back. I just find it ridiculous that Amazon are still making full profit for my books. $2.99 every other hour is just a grain of sand in their billion dollar fortune - but still.

I'm not sure what the zon website means? They're available at amazon.com.
cdalebrittain

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Re: Why is Amazon still selling my books?
Posted: Dec 13, 2017 12:08 PM   in response to: Stevie Davidson in response to: Stevie Davidson
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Reply to the email you got telling you that your account was terminated. Ask for clarification on your books' status.

Are you sure the books you see for sale on the Amazon website (the "zon") are actually yours and not those of the person who really wrote them?

The person who emailed you could have bought the book before your account was terminated.
Stevie Davidson

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Re: Why is Amazon still selling my books?
Posted: Dec 13, 2017 12:49 PM   in response to: cdalebrittain in response to: cdalebrittain
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The books werve written by me. They were written by me over a six year period, were sitting in my computer before I decided to publish them on Amazon. I've not so much as copied a single quote from the internet or someone else's work of fiction.

I have absolutely no idea why amazon think I've plagiarised. I didn't receive an email prior to my account being terminated stating they believe my books match something that is freely available on the internet. Instead they said I don't own copyright. I have no way to prove them otherwise. My books have gone straight from manuscript to Amazon. Even my book covers were created by me (I'm an ex graphic designer) and don't use imaged from the web.

All twenty of my books are still for sale.
Maxim

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Re: Why is Amazon still selling my books?
Posted: Jan 11, 2018 4:48 AM   in response to: Stevie Davidson in response to: Stevie Davidson
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A friend of mine is in the exact same situation as you are, except that her account was closed for a different reason (multiple accounts under one name). Have you figured out a solution by any chance?
Joseph M Erhardt

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Re: Why is Amazon still selling my books?
Posted: Jan 11, 2018 5:44 AM   in response to: Stevie Davidson in response to: Stevie Davidson
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Another Q: Are you sure the e-mail was from Amazon and wasn't a phish?
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