But when Nygaard attempted to log into her Amazon account the next day, her account was suspended — and with it access to her library of 43 books. Well, not everything. But we're not buying anything, we're licensing it. People like bookstores.
I sent a total of 41 books in three different shipments. Total gross sales: I was curious if there was any merit to my idea of attempting to hold retailers to these "Truth in Buttons" terms, so I asked Intellectual Property attorney Seth Greenstein , who wrote about about case law for reselling e-books a couple years back , if the notion held water.
Here is a breakdown of the fees to sell this one book through the FBA program:. Certainly, what Amazon is doing in grocery suggests this. Next Story.
I have the Amazon credit card, and I have been known to shop at Whole Foods. Get updates Get updates.
Well, not exactly. Might books once again just be the first step?
And now they can also go to Amazon in person. It looks like what Borders used to look like before Amazon killed Borders.
After listing each book I wanted to sell, I printed out barcode labels and attached one to each book. A man named Michael Murphy with Amazon UK's "Executive Customer Relations" told Nygaard her account had been determined to be "directly related to another which has been previously closed for abuse of our policies.
This fine print will always have a clause that says you are a mere tenant farmer of your books, and not their owner, and your right to carry around your "purchases" which are really conditional licenses, despite misleading buttons labeled with words like "Buy this with one click" — I suppose "Conditionally license this with one click" is deemed too cumbersome for a button can be revoked without notice or explanation or, notably, refund at any time.What Happened to My Kindle Book Reviews? Why Amazon Deletes Reviews
Or you could go to Amazon. But it serves as a bitter reminder that we don't ever truly own the digital goods and software we buy online. After taking her story public, Amazon saw the error of their ways and restored her Kindle library.
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