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Do Amazon and Createspace rip off Indie publishers with failure to correctly report sales?

Published October 6, 2013 by G.L.

This was an interesting post. Honestly, I’m considering Createspace, and still am. But I do need to research the differences in options. Perhaps when I conduct my own research I will list the pros and cons. But I reblogged this after seeing it on Tricia Drammeh’s blog. It’s definitely an issue I’d like to see if people who have worked through Createspace can give their incite on.


Guest post by John. R. Clark, Managing Editor at AgeView Press

When AgeView Press Indie pubbed the book FLYING SOLO in May of 2012, the author, Jeanette Vaughan  immediately began tracking sales.   She heard from excited friends and family who immediately emailed when ordering their copies.  The first sales were off of Createspace’s e-store with the title ID number given to the author.   Then, through Amazon, a week later, when the book went live on the site.  Finally on Kindle, when the ebook format was completed.

Initially, things appeared kosher.    People exclaiming that they had ordered the book, were showing up within a day or two on the electronic royalty reports with a reasaonable accuracy.    But by June and July, sales descrepencies were noted by the author from customers claiming that they had purchased the book directly through Amazon, not an Amazon affiliate.    Many of these sales were simply not listed.The author contacted…

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Kicking off a great first week with our “Twinja Book Reviews” giveaway

Published October 4, 2013 by G.L.

Back at our Book Review Blog “Twinja Book Reviews” something is stirring!

With the success of “Edge of Truth” author, Natasha Hanova, we’re kicking it off to announce the second author at our “Twinja Round Table.”

Troy CLE, author of “The Marvelous World” will be the second author at the round table. Interesting enough, he started out a self published author. Tuesday, for those of you who don’t know him, will learn the interesting story on how he got a MAJOR publishing house to sign him with a six figure deal!

Again, we would like to thank Natasha Hanova for being our first interview! For a chance to win her book, and Troy’s enter on the giveaway widget below!

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