Amazon Did it Again
Blocked Chapbook II
Because of Amazon’s inconsistent policies, we will no longer offer paperback copies of the Magazine through their platform.
One version they state is okay to publish, while another isn’t. It makes no sense even within their own channels. After 10 hours, back and forth through email and phone support, we had zero resolve. Their own employees don’t understand why a team, not reachable by phone, blocks one and not the other.
Until we find an alternative to paperback copies, we’ll offer ebooks in PDF and ePub formats.
We’re pretty bummed.
Subscribers of Written Tales can download all versions and editions for free. It’s part of the member only content subscription.
For non subscribers, e-books can be purchased through an alternative venue. We are setting up the new delivery system. Another note, if we continue to use Amazon for digital delivery, we must put content selected for the magazine behind a paywall. If not, they consider it public domain and refuse to allow it published on their platform. Again, more inconsistencies. We’ve learned each employee has the power to interrupt how they see fit. There is no standard. The Easter edition, past volumes went through, but this one didn’t.
On a positive note, Chapbook Version II is complete. And we think everyone will enjoy it. We were ready to send notifications this morning until Amazon shot us with the infamous block the Chapbook email.
All selected writers in the edition will receive a link where they can download the e-book in PDF or ePub format. It might be a day or two before we can send the email. So please keep an eye out on your inbox.