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Amazon KDP has blocked all of my non-fiction books.
« on: February 11, 2018, 05:45:58 PM »
I submitted an update to 'Facing the Active Shooter' in ebook form to a service called Direct2Digital so that it would go to a number of distributors. They told me it was blocked because the content is not original and can be found elsewhere on the internet. Amazon KDP, the Kindle publishing arm of Amazon, has now blocked ALL of my nonfiction. I've queried them for a reason but expect to hear the same thing back.

If they block me for that, they need to pull every non-fiction book of almost any subject they've got. I'll try to get past this but it's not going to be easy, I think. I suspect somebody that doesn't like books about firearms and shooting or has some other oppositional orientation (I can think of a couple) is the source of this action. And Amazon's bigger than I am. For now, I can only wait and see what the response is.

Honestly, guys, I don't know what I'll do if they block this permanently.
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Re: Amazon KDP has blocked all of my non-fiction books.
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2018, 07:41:04 PM »
Well, there's always "the greatest force that is available in our society": A lawsuit.

You may find that because Amazon has commercial presence in your own state, you can successfully sue them in a local court that is convenient to you.

Talk to your lawyer.
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Re: Amazon KDP has blocked all of my non-fiction books.
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2018, 04:36:29 PM »
To make a long story short: Somebody over there doesn't understand the difference between the numbers 2018 and 2016. It's been sorted and the Kindle version of the update edition is available now and the print version is going through final verification. Has a spiffy new cover and additional material.

In a few weeks at most I will re-submit this to a distribution hub in an attempt to get it on other distribution sites in addition to Amazon.
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Re: Amazon KDP has blocked all of my non-fiction books.
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2018, 06:52:51 PM »
Just a thought . . . . .

If you do in fact find another distributor they may get you on the site.
Especially if they have a large inventory.
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Re: Amazon KDP has blocked all of my non-fiction books.
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2018, 11:56:17 AM »
At least in Amazon's case everything is worked out and print version is now available. You can even buy it if you're in Europe now. 8) It may take a little while longer to be available in the Far East, however. ;)
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Re: Amazon KDP has blocked all of my non-fiction books.
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2018, 02:57:13 PM »
How 'bout us in the Far West?
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Re: Amazon KDP has blocked all of my non-fiction books.
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2018, 07:25:59 AM »
How 'bout us in the Far West?

Ya'll still in 'Merica, ya'll still good.
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