A number of my readers are self-published authors so you might have seen one of these, but I just heard about it yesterday. There's an unresolved but dormant discussion over on KindleBoards. One author reported that shortly after she adjusted the prices of one of her books, Amazon froze the book and posted a notice that it was under review.
After waiting a few days for Amazon to clear up the matter, she sent an email asking WTH was going on and was told this:
We are taking these actions based on general high risk publishing activity. During this review period you are welcome to submit additional books for review, but publishing may be delayed until this review is complete. I'm sorry, but we can't offer any additional insight or action on this matter.
If you don't know what it means, you're not alone. I don't know what it means either, and the other authors who commented on the original topic are also puzzled. One had gotten a similar email, but had no better explanation.
But what's even more interesting is that Amazon cannot explain what it means. When I first learned of this yesterday, I reached out to a contact at Amazon. They have not commented on it, and this is one of the topics which they do not even wish to acknowledge.
It really makes you wonder what they're doing behind the scenes, doesn't it? If anyone has more info, feel free to leave a comment.
via Indie BookSpot
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