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Peter Stephen E...

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Amazon Tactics or Unscrupulous Sellers?
Posted: Sep 13, 2017 8:44 AM
 
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I've noticed that other sellers are offering my book (Two Little Girls and Mona) at lower and higher prices (links below) and offering them as both new and used.
Is this an Amazon tactic or is somebody else making money on my book?
https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/1521281807/ref=dp_olp_new_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=new
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/1521281807/ref=rdr_ext_uan

Thanks for any advice.
Ward Rogers

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Re: Amazon Tactics or Unscrupulous Sellers?
Posted: Sep 13, 2017 9:14 AM   in response to: Peter Stephen E... in response to: Peter Stephen E...
 
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You published a paperback. Booksellers are listing it for sale. That's the way it works in the world of publishing and bookselling...been like that for a couple of centuries.
AUDE LE PERSON

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Re: Amazon Tactics or Unscrupulous Sellers?
Posted: Sep 13, 2017 9:37 AM   in response to: Peter Stephen E... in response to: Peter Stephen E...
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If someone orders the book from one of those other listings it'll be ordered from you and drop-shipped to the buyer, so you'll get your royalty.

The ones offering lower prices either have genuine second-hand copies, or benefit from the extended distribution discount to undercut you, which can be annoying. But a sale is a sale, so no big deal as long as you have set your extended distribution price to get the royalty you need to.

What you can do is ask Amazon to consolidate different pages for the same book if they arise either as the result of resellers' mistakes, or deliberate variations to generate a separate page so as not to have their price listed next to others competing sellers'.
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