Amazon is apparently making authors pay refunds to customers who bought their books because they’ve gone from self-published to traditionally published. Worrisome. Very worrisome.
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.
My thoughts on this:
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