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ricardo7777

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Can we address the Officers and Directors of Amazon on Kindle Accounting?
Posted: Jun 27, 2012 6:00 AM
 
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I notice a lot of complaints and questions similar to my own about accounting practices for Kindle sales. As noted in another thread, I have a coworker reading a copy of one of my 11 novels and Kindle says there is no record of sales of that novel. So I purchased one as gift and still no sales. I queried "Kindleguy" and was told that the sale could be redirected to a gift card or another book by the recipient etc. etc. which only made my analytical mind surmise that, if there is methodology for the redirection of a gift purchase to another item, why there must be a MANUAL WAY that ANY sales can be directed to another book or item. Say...a book by Amazon C. Geek in Kindle sales? So I wrote the following in response to my canned response, and am going about trying to find AT LEAST the snail mail addresses of some Officers and Directors of Amazon to see if a study, if not investigation, might be warranted.....

Dear Kindle Guy/Girl:

If I purchase a copy of my own book and gift it to a person with a "card" noting that they might enjoy MY latest, ATTACHED, this "redirection" as you state to a gift card means that there's a MANUAL method within Kindle/Amazon to redirect ANY book sales. So "Joogie," in the Kindle of a coworker for nearly a month, has not been "sold" at all in the month of June? She bought it THREE WEEKS AGO, so according to your explanation her bank or method or payment is that slow? Really, all your reply did was raise further questions. If you can MANUALLY redirect a purchase to a gift card, why can't you manually redirect a purchase to say, a book authored by an Amazon computer geek working in Kindle sales?

Note that quite a few authors have a similar question over in the Kindle Direct Publishing Community. I think we have legitimate concerns, and as I suggested, would like this concern bought to the attentiion of Mr. Jeffrey A. Wilke, senior vice president, Consumer Business, Amazon. Looking at your roster of Officers and Directors, perhaps we should all snail-mail our concerns, for as authors, we not only spend YEARS writing, but have a methodology for getting our books to a mass audience which now appears questionable.

jm14

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Re: Can we address the Officers and Directors of Amazon on Kindle Accounting?
Posted: Jun 27, 2012 12:07 PM   in response to: ricardo7777 in response to: ricardo7777
 
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Alternatively, you might consider settling down, reading the TOS, and spending a week or even a few days reading through some of the great richness of threads and posts here, many of which address - informatively and often quite engagingly - every concern you have raised since bursting upon the scene and a host more that you haven't even thought of yet.

In the meantime you might enjoy, or, unfortunately, experience a sense of solidarity with, fearthme in his thread "How amazon kindle stole 768 eBooks from me," which you can find in this forum. (His supporting document, or bill of indictment, is a real treasure.)
vlgallas

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Re: Can we address the Officers and Directors of Amazon on Kindle Accounting?
Posted: Jun 29, 2012 1:12 AM   in response to: ricardo7777 in response to: ricardo7777
 
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@ricardo7777

The reason that I find it so easy to dimiss your claims is that the system shows you as signing-up with KDP on 26 June 2012. If you really have the issue that you claim, then go ahead and sign-in with your publishing account so we all know you existed prior to 26 June. Then include links to the books in question.

I am willing to listen, explore, and respond, but only when you take a simple step to prove you're not a ghost on an anti-Amazon binge. And I have such addesses... ;)
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