For some reason that cannot be explained, my erotic novella, Private Property, is experiencing some glitches on the Amazon Kindle site.  Yes, Private Property is the novella that’s up for a CAPA award and the one that’s been up on the Best Selling Romances and Best Selling Westerns lists.

**EDITED** I checked at 8 a.m. Saturday morning and it appears that Amazon has fixed whatever the glitch was and Private Property’s back on the search list!  Yay! Thanks to Jennifer at Samhain, and whoever at Amazon fixed it!

I noticed this afternoon that it wasn’t available to people in Canada when it should have been.  If you search for it from the front page of it comes up, but if you’re in the Kindle section it doesn’t show up at all so I’m not exactly sure what’s going on there.  I have a direct link, so I’m able to see it, although it’s still saying it’s not available to Canadians.  And you can find it through my Amazon author page

Let me know if you encounter any problems with it or with Personal Protection. I can only cross my fingers and hope they fix it soon, though I’m told that it may take months for Amazon to fix the problem. Considering the kafuffle going on over there with the MacMillan books, my poor little novella is probably way down on their list of priorities.  In the meantime, I’m watching its rankings plummet.  So if you’re a Kindle owner, Private Property IS still available, it’s just a little harder to find.

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9 thoughts on “Private Property and Amazon

  • February 5, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    Did you let Jen Martin at Samhain know? Amazon may still take their time, but she's good at getting problems with third-party vendors fixed.

    And, of course, Kindle users can also buy the file in unsecure Mobipocket from My Bookstore and More and transfer it to their Kinde. 🙂

  • February 6, 2010 at 4:08 am

    Hi, Lindsey

    Yes, Jen is working on it–she's been fantastic, working late at night on a Friday night. She's actually the one who said the last time she saw it happen it took months for Amazon to fix it 🙁

  • February 6, 2010 at 4:33 am

    You need to report it to Where's My Buy Button dot com. (I think that's the url) Apparently, this is a common problem many authors are facing and Where's My Buy Button is trying to track it.

    I think I need to report Demo Tapes: Year 2, as well. Smashwords says it's available, but I've yet to see it.

  • February 6, 2010 at 4:34 am

    btw, if I use the link on your sidebar, I can get there and see the buy link.

    Report it anyway.

  • February 6, 2010 at 4:38 am

    Hi, Susan

    Yes, if you use my links you can find it, but if you try to find it from the main Kindle page it's not coming up on the search. And yes, it has been reported — I've got some great people over at Samhain looking into it for me.

  • February 6, 2010 at 11:03 am

    Wow, Amazon is not being very nice this last week are they? Not reader friendly at all. Which is a shame since I really like the vastness of their site.

    Glad the fluke finally got fixed!

  • February 8, 2010 at 8:42 am

    Chapters doesn't even have your book listed.Unbelievable.A Canadian store not having a Canadian authors

  • February 8, 2010 at 8:52 am

    Elaing8 – I emailed Chapters to find out why, but they said that bibliographic information hadn't been supplied by the publisher. BUT everyone else has it — Barnes and Noble, Borders, Amazon (.ca, .com, and as well as the Book and so I suspect that's a load of…well, smoke.

    The powers that be at Samhain are working on it. Some Samhain titles are available through Chapters, just not mine. Or Kelly Jamieson's who is also a Canadian writer whose book was released the first week of February.

  • February 8, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    Eek! Glad they got that straightened out, Leah!

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