Recently Answered Questions:



A guy wrote to me last week, saying he and his sister had their author accounts closed/frozen by Amazon KDP. He said it has happened to many other authors as well. (We have reported on complaints about that in the past.) He was unsuccessful in getting it resolved with Amazon and he gave up, despite the fact that Amazon appears to STILL be selling his books. Where’s the money going, you might ask? I’d like an answer to that question as well.

Of course, the author, who has written many books, was looking for another publisher. I sent him our prices and information. I also told him, if his files are already print-ready, he might qualify for our D.I.Y. program, provided the files are to our printer’s specs. (They usually are.) The D.I.Y. program is only $149.

He wrote back, asking why our services are not free. (Forehead slap…)

I explained to him that some companies have offered publishing services for free in the past but they seem to always go out of business. (The largest one was PublishAmerica/America Star Books.) That leads to their authors being left with no book on the market and, often, the book remains for sale. Where is the money going? I bet you can figure that out!

In other cases, the companies claim to be free up front but they have hidden costs. Or, they force authors to do all the design work and, when the author can’t do it (it’s very challenging for beginners!), the publisher refers the author to companies or people who can. And, the publisher then gets a referral fee. Bait and switch!

That’s similar to the tactics of those publishers that offer “100% royalties” but, in the fine print, you learn the author gets 100% of what’s left over after everybody else takes their cut (retailer, distributor, printer, publisher, etc.). That’s how everybody does it, of course. It’s just that some companies are more honest about stating how it really works.

So, this author started emailing me repeatedly, arguing with me. I further explained to him that I have employees, contractors, vendors, utilities, software expenses, IT guys, attorneys, CPAs, government regulations to keep abreast of (and follow), multiple state sales tax returns to file every month, and so much more. We are not running a hobby website. This is a corporation with an outstanding reputation. The parts all work well together but it costs money to keep those parts working.

And, he continued to argue with me. He seemed to think that, just because I already have a website in place, I shouldn’t incur any expenses to publish his book. His specific words were, “…it costs you nothing for us to use the website…” Yeah, this guy had a serious lack of understanding about how a corporation runs.

I wrote, “I admit that I think it’s kinda funny that you want us to follow the same business model as Amazon – a company that has locked you out of your author account because their customer service is so awful. Doesn’t quite make sense, does it?”

And, he KEPT arguing with me. I finally told him he was wasting my and his time. And, I reminded him that he DID sign up with a so-called “free” publisher previously, and that he, his sister, and numerous others got royally screwed by them.

Offering free publishing services guarantees one (or more) of these things:

1. The publisher will eventually go out of business.

2. The publisher will refer authors to expensive services (and the publisher may get a kickback for that).

3. The publisher will start charging hefty fees once they realize their business model is failing.

4. The company will be flooded with so many submissions that they won’t be able to keep up, authors will get upset, and their reputation will suffer. If a company is that bad, and is putting pretty much anything and everything on the market, some libraries and bookstores won’t order from that publisher anymore. That’s already happened to Amazon KDP.

We have no interested in “copying” Amazon’s business model, and destroying our reputation (or going out of business). We’ve seen it happen too many times with our defunct competitors.

There’s one other point, too. When you offer “free” services, you attract a lower-level of clientele – those authors who don’t care about the quality of their writing and the quality of their books. And, they usually don’t promote their books. They’re in the “business” of having their names on book covers. In a nutshell, if an author is not willing to invest any financial resources in publishing a quality book, why should we?

I really have zero patience for cheapskates, nor people who try to nickel and dime me. BookLocker has been in business for more than 20 years. Our prices are among the lowest in the industry, our royalties among the highest, and our customer service is the best in the industry. And, we continue to grow each year.

I’m not changing one darned thing.

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Promoting your book online should be considered at least a part-time job. Highly successful authors spend more time promoting a book than they do writing it - a lot more.

We know what you're thinking. You're an author, not a marketer. Not to worry! We have more than a decade of successful online book selling experience under our belts and we're going to teach you how to promote your book effectively online...and almost all of our techniques are FREE!

Online book promotion is not only simple but, if you have a step-by-step, day-to-day marketing plan (this book!), it can also be a very artistic endeavor, which makes it fun for creative folks like you!

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Q –

My book was published by (name removed). I terminated my agreement with them but I keep finding my ebook for sale on lots of sites. I can understand that some print books are still available because they are still in inventory at some retailers. But, why ebooks?

I contacted the publisher three weeks ago, and then again two weeks ago, and again last week. They will not answer me. What should I do?


A –

Some authors of defunct publishers continue to find their ebooks for sale online, too. Using Amazon as an example, I know that they continue to send the money for those ebook sales to the distributor or publisher every month. And, while there is a lag of a couple of months, they send out the ebook payments like clockwork. And, like with your situation, some publishers don’t stop selling an ebook even after the author has terminated the contract.

If you are seeing your ebook for sale online, somebody is getting the money for those sales. If it’s not you, it’s your publisher (or a distributor, who is then sending the money to the publisher). And, yes, if you have terminated your contract with your publisher, and if they’re still selling your ebook, they are scamming you (and violating your copyright).

I recommend sending a DMCA takedown notice to all of the websites that are still selling your book. There is a sample one (entirely free) RIGHT HERE.

Also, using your personal letterhead, send a copyright infringement notice to your previous publisher via a trackable mailing/shipping method that requires a signature. Don’t trust certified mail. Those green cards often come back with no signature. I, myself, send them via “UPS Express Envelope.”

If the publisher does not respond, and does not remove your ebook from the market, consider legal action. Copyright infringement carries heavy penalties when the infringer knows they’re violating the law, and keeps doing so anyway.

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Q –

This is a long shot. I am due to publish the third book in my series and I cannot access my author’s account or books in (Amazon’s) KDP. My account is locked out. I have had a terrible experience and have been trying to access my books for almost a year now.

The frustration is killing me. I moved and my phone number changed so the verification code goes nowhere. They won’t verify online and I had to open a new account so they could move the books – but not any reports moved across. But now they just say my account is locked. They still have the book up for sale though on Amazon.

What can I do? Can you help?

P.


A –

That’s just one of many problems with KDP. Others have complained about being locked out of their accounts as well. And, there are NUMEROUS other complaints posted online about Amazon KDP online as well. See just the latest batch we found in the article below. See the “related” links under this article as well.

I recommend republishing your books elsewhere.

And, Even MORE Complaints about Amazon KDP!

 

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Q –

On my website, I want to include a list of all the Internet sites that are selling my book. My publisher can’t give me that list (??) and said it’s a bad idea anyway. What do you think is going on?

A.R.


A – 

The easiest way to find your book online is to Google the ISBN with no hyphens in the number. If, like us, your publisher is using Ingram, the largest book distributor, your book will appear in Ingram’s automated feed. They send that to thousands of their retail customers across the globe. So, you’ll find your book for sale on websites you’ve never heard of, including many foreign ones.

Many authors find their books on these obscure websites, and assume something illegal is going on. It’s not. Those companies simply have an Ingram account, and can list and sell Ingram’s titles, and then order those titles for their customers. And, your publisher probably does not have a complete list of Ingram’s numerous customers anyway.

I agree with your publisher that adding all of those links to your website is a very bad idea. First of all, there are literally thousands and thousands of them. Second, almost everyone orders books from Amazon automatically anyway.

For your website, I recommend putting links to your book for just these companies. And, I am linking these to one of my books so you can see what I do:

PRINT EDITION

Your publisher’s website (if they have a retail store online like we do at BookLocker)
Amazon.com
BarnesandNoble.com
Chapters.Indigo.ca (for Canadian customers)
BooksAMillion

If your book is also available as an ebook, provide links to four or five of those retailers as well, like this:

EBOOK EDITION

Your publisher’s website (if they have a retail store online like we do at BookLocker)
Amazon.com
BarnesandNoble.com
Google Play
Kobo
Apple (Your readers need the iTunes app on their device to buy your ebook from Apple but folks with iTunes will know what to do so don’t worry about that.)

That is, of course, assuming your publisher sells your ebook edition on those sites. They may be using others but I would limit those links to four or five retailers only. If your website is too busy, customers may get confused, and stop reading.

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Promoting your book online should be considered at least a part-time job. Highly successful authors spend more time promoting a book than they do writing it - a lot more.

We know what you're thinking. You're an author, not a marketer. Not to worry! We have more than a decade of successful online book selling experience under our belts and we're going to teach you how to promote your book effectively online...and almost all of our techniques are FREE!

Online book promotion is not only simple but, if you have a step-by-step, day-to-day marketing plan (this book!), it can also be a very artistic endeavor, which makes it fun for creative folks like you!

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HowMaster: The Writer's Guide to Beautiful Word Crafting




Author Linda M. Gigliotti draws from years of practice as a private
writing tutor in the guidebook that teaches writers how to format visceral
writing that pulls readers into their book. She explains with instruction
and samples of published works how to craft writing that come to life in the reader's mind.





HowMaster is a wise choice for the writer who wants to weave words around the reader’s heart.


Author Linda M. Gigliotti draws from years of practice as a private
writing tutor in the guidebook that teaches writers how to format visceral
writing that pulls readers into their book. She explains with instruction
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At BookLocker, we were honored when former White House Usher Christopher B. Emery contacted us to publish his book, WHITE HOUSE USHER: Stories from the Inside.

From January 1986 until March 1994, Chris Emery was part of one of the most unique services in the U.S. government — an usher in the White House.

For more than 200 years, a small office has operated on the State Floor of the White House Executive Residence. Known as the Usher’s Office, whose mission is to accommodate the personal needs of the first family, and to make the White House feel like a home. The Usher’s Office is the managing office of the Executive Residence and its staff of 90-plus. The staff consists of butlers, carpenters, grounds personnel, electricians, painters, plumbers, florists, maids, housemen, cooks, chefs, storekeepers, curators, calligraphers, doormen, and administrative support.

Ushers work closely with the first family, senior staff, Social Office, Press Office, Secret Service Agency, and military leaders to carry out White House functions: luncheons, dinners, teas, receptions, meetings, conferences, and more.

Chris Emery was only the 18th White House Usher since 1891, and had the honor and privilege to serve presidential families for three years during the Reagan administration, four years for President H. W. Bush, and 14 months under President Clinton. His vignettes recreate intimate White House happenings from an insider’s viewpoint.

Chris Emery was the only White House Usher to be terminated in the 20th century.

“With his book, White House Usher: Stories from the Inside, former usher Chris Emery gives his readers a peek inside what happens upstairs at the White House. Chris’ anecdotes tell a rich story of how America’s house really is the First Families, home. I loved my trip down memory lane.”

– Former First Lady Barbara Bush (October 2017)

As you can imagine, Christopher’s book has sold very well since it was published. Who wouldn’t want to read about the inner workings of the private residence of U.S. presidents?

Christopher followed up that popular book with a whodunnit novel that was, of course, about a White House Usher.

So, imagine Christopher’s surprise when he tried to run an ad on Facebook for his books, and received the following response:

“You have been rejected because your ad mentions politicians or is about sensitive social issues that could influence public opinion, how people vote and may impact the outcome of an election or pending legislation…”

Let’s break that down, shall we?

“You have been rejected because your ad mentions politicians…”

Is Facebook planning to remove every ad for every book and movie that mentions politicians? Are they planning to blacklist every author of non-fiction and fiction that mentions politicians, politics, or even the political history of our country?

“sensitive social issues that could influence public opinion, how people vote and may impact the outcome of an election or pending legislation…”

Facebook has already been accused of pushing political and social agendas – from both sides of the aisle!

Christopher appealed to Facebook but they wouldn’t budge. So, he’ll be spending his ad dollars elsewhere. And, honestly, he’ll probably sell more books doing that. Facebook ads, in our experience at least, really don’t work anymore.

Kudos to Christopher for using his Facebook rejection to promote his books on other social media sites! This is what he’s sharing:

DON’T FORGET! The Summer, 2022 24-Hour Short Story Contest is THIS SATURDAY!!

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I received several emails last week from authors who were targeted by this increasingly common scam. Some claim they are publishers while others claim they are agents and/or publicists.

Here’s how it works:

Your book is already on the market.

Then, you start getting phone calls and/or emails from a so-called “publisher” (or “agent,” or “publicist”) making these types of promises:

“Our scout has a copy of your book and we think it’s could be a best-seller!”

They do NOT have a copy of your book! They’ve never seen your book. And, they don’t even care what your book is about. They only care about how much money they can convince you to spend.

“Publish your book with us instead and we’ll get it into bookstores!”

They don’t tell you it’ll only be ONLINE bookstores, which your book is already in.

“Amazon was so impressed with your book that they sent us a free copy!” 

This is a total lie!

“Cancel your current contract today and we’ll give you a huge discount on republishing your book with us.”

Lots of not-very-smart authors do that, “sign” the new publisher’s contract, and only then learn it’ll be thousands of dollars to republish…but they’ve just signed over all rights to the scammer so they’re screwed.

“We can make your cover look better so you’ll sell more copies!” 

Total B.S.

“We can make your interior look better so you’ll sell more copies!”

More B.S.

“We will send your book to movie producers for no extra charge.”

Biggest B.S. of all!

Here’s the low-down. These firms are the bottom feeders of the industry. They find “new listings” on Amazon, do some Googling, and start mass-spamming authors (or calling them). The only thing they do well is sending out sales pitches. What they’re offering is simply to republish your book (for thousands of dollars).

Once they have you in their clutches, and they have your credit card, and your “new” edition is on the market, you’re exactly right back where you started. Except, your pocketbook is thousands of dollars lighter.

PLEASE DON’T FALL FOR BOOK RE-PUBLISHING SCAMS! They are now more prevalent than ever and these people are CLEARLY desperate. They’ll say and do just about anything to get your credit card number.

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We know what you're thinking. You're an author, not a marketer. Not to worry! We have more than a decade of successful online book selling experience under our belts and we're going to teach you how to promote your book effectively online...and almost all of our techniques are FREE!

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Yes, online book promoting can be EASY and FUN! Let us show you how, from Day 1 through Day 90...and beyond!

Q –

I found a book designer online, and paid her to do my cover and my manuscript. All the design is done and I’m now looking for a publisher. I just heard from my designer that she might need to re-do the files if my publisher’s specifications are different, and she’ll charge me to do that. Now I’m wondering why she didn’t tell me that before the work was started, and finished! How can I find a publisher whose specifications match my files as they are right now?

S.A.


A –

Authors should never let anyone format/design their files until they know who the publisher will be. (And, most publishers offers those services anyway as part of their publishing packages.) Each publisher will have specs that must be followed.

If your files aren’t designed to those specs, you’ll need to pay your designer all over again to re-do the work. Some designers actually scam authors in this way. They know the author doesn’t have a publisher or specs yet…but they convince the author to let them go ahead and do the work, knowing they’ll get paid double in the end.

I do not recommend trying to hunt and peck around the Internet to find a publisher whose specs match your files. That would be a huge waste of time, and may even be an impossible task. It’s a better idea to simply let your publisher design your files.

If a designer designs files without a printer’s specs, and then wants more money to re-do the work later, it’s possible that person purposely formatted those files at a size (or in a way) that no publisher would be able to work with.

I previously wrote about this topic RIGHT HERE.

You can find reputable cover design services HERE, and interior formatting/design services HERE.

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Promoting your book online should be considered at least a part-time job. Highly successful authors spend more time promoting a book than they do writing it - a lot more.

We know what you're thinking. You're an author, not a marketer. Not to worry! We have more than a decade of successful online book selling experience under our belts and we're going to teach you how to promote your book effectively online...and almost all of our techniques are FREE!

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7.625 STRATEGIES IN EVERY BEST-SELLER - Revised and Expanded Edition


At this moment, thousands of would-be authors are slaving away on their keyboards, dreaming of literary success. But their efforts won’t count for much. Of all those manuscripts, trade book editors will sign up only a slim fraction.

And of those titles--ones that that editors paid thousands of dollars to contract, print and publicize--an unhealthy percentage never sell enough copies to earn back their advances. Two years later, most will be out of print!

Acquisition Editor Tam Mossman shares seven essentials every book needs to stay in print, and sell!



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Q –

Hello,

My late husband had a book published by Publish America, America Star Books, or whoever else they became. I have heard they are out of business? Do you know if it is true? I would like to get it republished but am unsure how to go about it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


A –

First, let me say I’m not an attorney and this isn’t legal advice. Please consult with an attorney for any legal questions.

It was reported that PublishAmerica (a.k.a. America Star Books) went belly-up in 2017. After countless complaints were posted online about them not paying authors’ royalties, and by ceasing operations, they violated clauses in their own contracts.

Therefore, I feel perfectly comfortable telling authors to go ahead and have their books published elsewhere. The company never filed for bankruptcy and, at this point, it is doubtful they ever will. I heard a wild rumor that the owners left the country. Of course, I can’t prove that.

For the books that are still for sale on Amazon, who’s getting those payments? It’s unlikely Amazon is just holding onto that money. Of course, Amazon won’t tell anyone what’s going on with a specific publisher’s account.

Interestingly, the PublishAmerica.com website is still in operation. It has very old material on it. However, on the homepage, in 2019 (two years after they went out of business!), someone posted a discount for authors who might want to buy some CBD oil.

As of today, that CBD website link is still operational. Notice you can get 10% off if you use the PA10 discount code. I wonder if that means the previous owners of Publish America are getting referral fees from them? Hmmm…

I did some more digging. According to LinkedIn, it looks like that CBD company is owned by this guy:

He looked a bit too perfect in that picture so I searched for the image in Google and, guess what? You guessed it! It’s a model’s photo that’s found in many places on the Internet. Or, do you think this guy used to be a model for eyeglasses? I highly doubt it!

If you can’t post your own danged photo online in your advertising, guy, don’t post any photo at all. Sheesh.

Anyway, back to the PublishAmerica website…

There are some broken links on the site but it makes it appear, to a newbie anyway, that they’re still in business. They are NOT.

The America Star Books website is empty and the URL is for sale. However, nobody would be dumb enough to pay $400 to be even remotely associated with the past reputation of that firm!

In 2020, a federal lien was placed on (or was attempted to be placed on) America Star Books and Victor Cretella for $17,120.26.

To see many, MANY more lawsuits against the firm, CLICK HERE. NOTE: Once you pull them up, you can click on the links to the left of all of the cases to get more info. (but not much).

Once there, click on the “company” button on that page, right above the first search box.

For your first search, type: Publish America

For your second search: type America Star Books

It’s no wonder they went out of business. How can you possible run a company when you have so many legal action going on???

Next, click on the “Person” button and search for –

Last name: Cretella

First name: Victor

And –

Last name: Clopper

First name: Lawrence

Note that those “person” searches will pull up some unassociated cases.

As you’ve probably already guessed, you will not be able to get your husband’s files from the company since you will not be able to contact the owners of that company.

If you have your husband’s manuscript in electronic format, you can have it republished. If you only have a copy of the printed book, you can either retype it into a word processing program, or you can hire someone to do that for you RIGHT HERE.

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Q –

Hello Angela,

I hope all is well.

I’m considering writing to publishers to see if they are interested in my already self-published book.

Should I be asking them if they are interested in publishing or re-publishing the book? I know they will be asking for sales figures, etc., but I just wanted to use the correct verbiage.

Many thanks,

G.G.


A –

The correct term is re-publish but I recommend asking them if they’re interested in publishing an updated version of the book. And, let them know you’ll, of course, take the first one off the market.

A traditional publisher is much more apt to purchase the rights to a self-published book if it has sold several thousand copies in the past. And, if it’s an updated version of the book, all the better.

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BOOK PROPOSALS THAT WORKED! Real Book Proposals That Landed $10K - $100K Publishing Contracts - by Angela Hoy



Peek over the shoulders of highly successful, published authors to see how they landed publishing contracts worth $10,000 to $100,000! An enticing yet professional book proposal is the key!

BONUS! Successful ghostwriter, Anton Marco, shares his secret for landing ghostwriting clients. Don’t miss Anton’s real ghostwriting contract at the end of this book! It provides an example of what he charges and the payment terms he requires from each client.

90+ DAYS OF PROMOTING YOUR BOOK ONLINE: Your Book's Daily Marketing Plan by Angela Hoy and Richard Hoy

Promoting your book online should be considered at least a part-time job. Highly successful authors spend more time promoting a book than they do writing it - a lot more.

We know what you're thinking. You're an author, not a marketer. Not to worry! We have more than a decade of successful online book selling experience under our belts and we're going to teach you how to promote your book effectively online...and almost all of our techniques are FREE!

Online book promotion is not only simple but, if you have a step-by-step, day-to-day marketing plan (this book!), it can also be a very artistic endeavor, which makes it fun for creative folks like you!

Yes, online book promoting can be EASY and FUN! Let us show you how, from Day 1 through Day 90...and beyond!



How Many Copies Of Your Book Would You Have To Sell In Order To Break Even?




This isn’t really a Q&A but it’s something I’m very upset about.

An author submitted a manuscript. I was paging down and, near the end, there was a picture of a dying elderly woman. Her shirt or gown was wide open and her breasts were on prominent display. I got sick to my stomach. Despite the fact that the woman is now deceased, I was humiliated for her.

My mom told the story of going to the death bed of a relative who was dying at his home. The very elderly man was literally breathing is last breath. He was naked and his body was not covered despite the fact that he was surrounded by people who came to tell him goodbye. My mother was very disturbed by that. That man deserved respect.

I volunteered at a nursing home when I was in high school. I remember walking into a woman’s room (the door was wide open). She was completely nude on her bedsheets and a nurse was sitting on the side of the woman’s bed, and running her hand over the woman’s leg. I couldn’t tell if it was a loving gesture or a downright creepy one. Anyone walking by that door could see that completely nude woman. She deserved respect.

A woman I used to know had a father who was a very proud man. When he died, his daughter posted a picture of him on Facebook. His head was cocked back and his mouth was wide open and the picture was downright horrific. Why post it on Facebook? For attention, obviously. I was so embarrassed for that proud man even though he was already deceased.

Why do so many people think that dying or dead people deserve no modesty and no respect? I just don’t get it.

I told the author we would not publish that picture, and I told him why. He ended up Photoshopping a shirt onto that poor woman.

I would appreciate your comments on this topic. The comments box is below.

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Promoting your book online should be considered at least a part-time job. Highly successful authors spend more time promoting a book than they do writing it - a lot more.

We know what you're thinking. You're an author, not a marketer. Not to worry! We have more than a decade of successful online book selling experience under our belts and we're going to teach you how to promote your book effectively online...and almost all of our techniques are FREE!

Online book promotion is not only simple but, if you have a step-by-step, day-to-day marketing plan (this book!), it can also be a very artistic endeavor, which makes it fun for creative folks like you!

Yes, online book promoting can be EASY and FUN! Let us show you how, from Day 1 through Day 90...and beyond!

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in as little as 12 weeks!



Angela Hoy's book will get you started!



  • Using Angela's MEMORY TRIGGERS, recall memories that have been dormant for years
  • Record those memories in chronological order in your memory notebook
  • Using the memory notebook as your outline, write your autobiography!
  • Also works for biographies and memoirs!

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