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Should I Just Give Up?

June 20, 2013

For couple of weeks now, I have been asking everyone to help me make Her Special Knight free again on Amazon. So far, Amazon has not seemed to care. This book already went through this whole “being told on” trial months ago and was free for a time, but Amazon seems pretty intent upon charging people for it even though that goes directly against my wishes.

So, I’m thinking that maybe I should just pull it from Amazon, make it only available through B&N and Smashwords. I hesitate to do it because Amazon has such a huge audience and so many people have Kindles. Unpublishing it from Amazon would leave out a lot of people. But, I wrote this story for people to read and enjoy FOR FREE and Amazon seems unwilling to let them have it.

So what do you all think? Should I pull it? Or should I continue my campaign to try and get it back to free on Amazon?

In case you’re wondering, here is the link for the book on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Her-Special-Knight-ebook/dp/B009TVWQPI/ref=la_B00474CVHA_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1350914929&sr=1-7

It is free on B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/her-special-knight-lisa-fox/1113744583?ean=2940045038058

And always free on Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/246801

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  1. June 20, 2013 5:06 pm

    It’s up to you, Lisa. I do have a Kindle but you can load books from Smashwords or other sellers (I know ARe you can actually choose to just email books directly to your Kindle from their site on most books which is great).

    To load a copy from Smashwords, just download the Kindle version (mobi) to your computer and then email it to your your Kindle address. You can find it by:
    Going to your Amazon Account
    Clicking on “Manage Your Kindle”
    Clicking on “Mange Your Devices”

    Your address is listen under: “Send to Kindle Email Address” .
    To be sure there is no charge, you can add free. after the @ and before the kindle. For example, if your address is:
    janedoe@kindle.com

    enter
    janedoe@free.kindle.com

    You also need to make sure that the email address is approved to send documents to your kindle. You can do this under “Personal Document Settings” and put a limit on the charge for documents to $0.00 to make sure you are never charged, if you have a device that has 3G :)

    Hope this helps anyone that did not know how to do this :)

    • June 20, 2013 9:43 pm

      Thanks for those instructions! That is super helpful. It’s just so discouraging and frustrating to be ignored. And I really don’t want people to pay for this story. It is supposed to be free!

  2. shannonleegonzalez permalink
    June 20, 2013 5:12 pm

    IMHO, leave it alone. Keep it on Amazon and have someone put in the reviews that its free on B&N & Smashwords. That way people can still see it, and will know where to get it for free. You can keep trying to get it back to free or let it go and work on your next one. You can only hit your head against the wall so many times…good luck!

    • June 20, 2013 9:41 pm

      Thanks so much for your advice. It really is like hitting my head against the wall. Having people write in the reviews that it is free elsewhere is a really good idea!

  3. June 20, 2013 9:54 pm

    Sounds like leaving it up with a note where it’s available for free if Amazon doesn’t penalize you. I’m willing to a guest post on it for tomorrow (Fri) and mention it’s free on Smashwords and B&N.

    • June 21, 2013 9:29 am

      Thanks so much DD! It’s just so annoying that it was free and now they are ignoring me. I don’t understand why they will not honor my wishes – every other sales channel does with no problem at all.

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