Friday, August 24, 2012
So, my book was finalized and appeared on the Amazon site on Friday. I'm self-publishing, so once approved I ordered a bunch of copies at cost that same day, and also ordered one via Amazon to see if it 'worked'. I received my Amazon copy on Tuesday, and got a partial shipment of my 'at cost' books yesterday (Thursday). Interestingly, last Monday there were 'New' copies available at Amazon via independent booksellers for $1 less than the new price. They couldn't have any copies given to them by the publisher, because that's me. I have no idea how they got the books they were selling unless they ordered them when available (Friday) at $14.95, but then, why list them to resell on Monday at $13.58? I asked my printer, they had no clue. I suppose they lose money on each book but make it up in volume. BTW, a 'Look Inside' feature is coming. It takes time, for some reason.