Letters and Comments for 09/08/16

Letters and Comments for 09/08/16


Just read all the issues around CreateSpace. I’m new to this business, and was reformatting my book for POD on CreateSpace. In 2015, I pulled up my first book and found, on the Amazon website, my book and author name with a different cover, all distributed throughout Amazon’s network from a different account unrelated to me.

Pissed off…..I got no help from their ‘legal team’ or anyone else.

Wrote to Jeff Bezos regarding copyright infringement, so Amazon pulled my book, but I had to make sure all books were pulled from their distribution. Hard to tell if I got them all. Told Jeff it’s ridiculous that they can literally track a lipstick/etc. I purchase from them, but cannot control their book accounts. B….S…..!

Have not tried to use CreateSpace again, and certainly not now…..

Dr. S. H.


COMMENTS ON: Has Your Writing Been Rejected? At Least Your Hand Didn’t Get Chopped Off!

I just experienced rejection, and I have to say, I was pretty bummed out. It didn’t just make me stronger, it made me want to try again, because I know I did a good job (mistakes don’t make me a bad writer), but I learned, I CAN do better! So I’m GOING to do better!
It bolstered my drive, and for that, I’m very thankful for the rejection.
If I look at it differently, what if I would have been accepted. I would have just assumed I’d done the best I could and never tried to grow. Now, I’m reaching farther than I ever thought I could! And the next rejection will do the same. ;D

Kelly Freestone


In reply to Kelly Freestone.

Thanks Kelly for inspiring me to success.



COMMENTS ON: How Much Should I Pay a Book Illustrator?

As an artist, I have done cover art in the past. I charged $300.00 for an 8″x10″ painting and ceded all rights, but still required inside cover credits.

Pamela Allegretto
Bridge of Sighs and Dreams
Two women clash in World War 2 Nazi-occupied Rome.


I fully agree. Buy all rights to those illustrations, so you can use them in any way you like as many times as you like. Any other approach can be fraught with trouble.

Michael W. Perry



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