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Robert S Rister

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Re: Can't access bookshelf
Posted: Sep 23, 2017 9:59 PM   in response to: Mrs Julia Evans in response to: Mrs Julia Evans
 
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Well, that's good to know. Thank you!
Notjohn

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Re: Can't access bookshelf
Posted: Sep 24, 2017 3:05 AM   in response to: Robert S Rister in response to: Robert S Rister
 
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Yes, I mean the "Contact Us" at the right-hand bottom of the page. It opens the landing page for KDP, the one with the login button and the video about KDP. If I simply type in the link for the contact page (https://kdp.amazon.com/self-publishing/contact-us ) I also get take back to the landing page. If I click on the contact button on the landing page, I get sent back to the landing page. Things that "should" happen aren't happening.

That's because you're using the wrong log-in, and Support doesn't recognize you as having a KDP account.

(Use CreateSpace for paperbacks; use KDP for ebooks.)

Good luck! -- NJ

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Mrs Julia Evans

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Re: Can't access bookshelf
Posted: Sep 24, 2017 3:18 AM   in response to: Notjohn in response to: Notjohn
 
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Hi Notjohn.

That was my first thought, but the OP can still see his reports page. Without logging in to the right account, that wouldn't be possible.

Hopefully the nice folk at Author Central can forward his 'contact us' to the correct support team.

Best wishes. J
Robert S Rister

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Re: Can't access bookshelf
Posted: Sep 24, 2017 7:05 AM   in response to: Notjohn in response to: Notjohn
 
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No. It isn't.
Notjohn

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Re: Can't access bookshelf
Posted: Sep 24, 2017 12:11 PM   in response to: Robert S Rister in response to: Robert S Rister
 
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No. It isn't.

Okay. Do it your way!

(Don't trust KDP to publish a print edition. Don't trust CreateSpace to publish an ebook.)

Good luck! -- NJ

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Robert S Rister

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Re: Can't access bookshelf
Posted: Sep 24, 2017 4:12 PM   in response to: Notjohn in response to: Notjohn
 
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I finally found out what the problem was. Some years ago I wrote a book called Healing without Medication. It sold about 250,000 copies in print. My publisher absconded with most of my royalties and rather than spend money and years suing him, I took a reversion of rights. Of course, I have a registered US copyright (that is, with the Copyright Office, not just by virtue of publication) in my name and documentation of rights.

The book is 400,000 words. I have used maybe 25,000 words in excerpts to promote sales, which have been exclusively on Kindle for several years. I frequently update the book. Every time I do, the content review system finds I have 25,000 words in my book that are also on the Internet. I put them there. A couple of times somebody has copied the entire book and tried to sell it as a pdf, but I've managed to get those stopped (by contacting their ISPs). There aren't big chunks of text other than those 25,000 words floating around now.

When I submit revisions to publish, the system asks me to verify I have rights. I do. I not only have rights, I have documented that I have rights. However, Amazon decided that answering that question 10 times wasn't enough, so they blocked my book and blocked my account.

I did get through, thanks to a suggestion in this thread, to content review. Today they sent me a less than pleasantly worded demand that I show them I have rights to my books. I gave them a link to my copyright in the US Copyright Office. I sent them a PDF of the letter my publisher sent reverting rights to me (well, the letter my former publisher sent my literary agent reverting my rights to me). Everything I have on Amazon is something I have rights to. Most of it doesn't have any duplications anywhere. This book has about 6% of its content "out there" as a promotion--which was making Amazon money, too. It's sold about 13,000 copies, or earned the equivalent of 13,000 copies, I also had earnings on lending, on Kindle.

I'll let you know if they unblock my account. Maybe it's unusual for books that revert to authors to do well (13,000 copies isn't great but it's certainly OK), but, jeez, Amazon, how many times do you have to see that I have registered copyright and a release from the one and only publisher with whom I have ever dealt for this book?

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Robert S Rister

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Re: Can't access bookshelf
Posted: Sep 30, 2017 11:22 AM   in response to: Robert S Rister in response to: Robert S Rister
 
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And eventually Amazon restored my access.
Mrs Julia Evans

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Re: Can't access bookshelf
Posted: Sep 30, 2017 11:51 AM   in response to: Robert S Rister in response to: Robert S Rister
 
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:)

All good things...
Notjohn

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Re: Can't access bookshelf
Posted: Sep 30, 2017 1:12 PM   in response to: Mrs Julia Evans in response to: Mrs Julia Evans
 
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All good things...

Well, we can dream, can't we? 250,000 copies! 13,000 copies most recently! Wow. I wonder where that places him in the sales ranking?

(Don't trust KDP to publish a print edition. Don't trust CreateSpace to publish an ebook.)

Good luck! -- NJ

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Mrs Julia Evans

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Re: Can't access bookshelf
Posted: Sep 30, 2017 2:49 PM   in response to: Notjohn in response to: Notjohn
 
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Above me! :(
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