I haven’t done any checking on this yet but seems very concerning. Please spread the word.

Self-Published Authors Helping Other Authors

The answer just might be yes because this is exactly what is happening to Jamie McGuire.  Jamie originally self-published her book Beautiful Disaster and the sales were so good that a publisher wanted the book.  So now the book is with a publisher.  Cool, right?  You’d think so except for this thorn that cropped up.  Amazon is sending out mass emails to people who bought Beautiful Disaster when it was self-published.  Amazon is offering a full refund for the $3.99 price it was when it was self-published PLUS the difference in price that the publisher is charging ($7.99).  And Jamie McGuire is the one paying the bill.  So Jamie is now paying every customer who wants a refund about $8.  Amazon’s not paying it.  She’s made it clear the publisher isn’t behind this.

Here’s Jamie McGuire’s blog post where she tells us what is going on.

My thoughts on this:


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  1. Vanessa-Jane Chapman

    That’s quite terrible! I don’t actually get it – often, even if I don’t agree with something, I can at least understand the logic behind it, but I just don’t get the logic behind this. Very strange indeed.

    1. Richard Leonard Post author

      Yes. Apparently it’s been clarified since that first email. According to one of the many comments on that original post, Amazon sent a follow up email saying the original email was incorrect and that there is no need to request a refund. The original self-published copy of the book is still okay to use. Back-pedalling or genuine mistake? Who knows.


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