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Robert S Rister

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Content Review issues
Posted: Sep 27, 2017 5:26 PM
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I wrote a massive (400,000 word) print book some years ago. My publisher reverted rights to me. Of course, the copyright was registered with the US Copyright Office. I've used 25,000 or more words from my book which is covered by copyright in my name, although I've removed them from the Internet.

Over and over again, Amazon sends me this demand:

"We have repeatedly contacted you regarding the books you submitted for publication through your account. Since we have not received confirmation that you hold the necessary publishing rights for these books, we have temporarily suspended your account.

To reinstate your account, please reply to content-review@amazon.com stating that you will refrain from submitting any new titles for which you do not have all necessary rights and will provide any requested information regarding your future KDP submissions in a timely manner.

Please be advised that until you respond to content-review@amazon.com regarding these issues, your account will remain suspended."

Over and over I send Content Review the statement:

"I will refrain from submitting any new titles for which I do not have all necessary rights and will provide any requested information regarding my future KDP submissions in a timely manner. "

I have also provided Amazon with a copy of my registration with the US Copyright Office. I have given them a copy of the letter from my print publisher that confirms all rights to publication reverted to me. I have run checks on Copyscape to make sure no one has copied my book. I have no idea what to do. I just keep getting the same non-response over and over and over and over. Suggestions?
Donna St Felix

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Re: Content Review issues
Posted: Sep 27, 2017 5:32 PM   in response to: Robert S Rister in response to: Robert S Rister
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Have you replied to the email they sent you or did you start a new 'contact us' message/s to them?
I ask as they may not be putting everything together.
Robert S Rister

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Re: Content Review issues
Posted: Sep 27, 2017 7:12 PM   in response to: Donna St Felix in response to: Donna St Felix
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Good question, thank you. Yes, I respond to the email they sent me the message and I've also typed in content-review@amazon.com on other copies of the response.
Joseph M Erhardt

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Re: Content Review issues
Posted: Sep 27, 2017 8:26 PM   in response to: Robert S Rister in response to: Robert S Rister
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Over and over I send Content Review the statement:

"I will refrain from submitting any new titles for which I do not have all necessary rights and will provide any requested information regarding my future KDP submissions in a timely manner. "


I'm not getting what this is supposed to do. Have you actually said, "This is my book, and I own the copyright. Attached is a scan of the reversion-of-rights letter sent me by my previous publisher." ?

Nothing short of that is going to move this off the dime.
Notjohn

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Re: Content Review issues
Posted: Sep 29, 2017 3:03 AM   in response to: Joseph M Erhardt in response to: Joseph M Erhardt
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I think Joseph has hit it. They will not reactivate your account until you promise to be a good lad/lass in the future, and you apparently have done that. But that's for future books. It doesn't get the present book unblocked. You have got to prove that it is yours and that it is not posted on the web except on a website that you control and claim copyright on.

My guess, anyhow.

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

Good luck! -- NJ

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