US… UK? and Beyond – What is the issue with eBooks outside the US

June 12, 2017

I am growing increasingly frustrated with Amazon right now.  So much so that I putout a feeler on social media to see where readers were getting their ebooks from (Kindle or iBooks).  The unanimous response was Amazon Kindle – which frustrated me even more because of the problems I was having.

I recently got wind of something I was ignorant about and maybe I still am.  I friend from Canada reached out to me not too long ago informing me about one of my books not being available in Canada.  As I looked into it I also realized that this was similar to what was happening in the UK and other parts of Europe.  I have a specific author page in the UK with Amazon, but as I look at the postings, it indicates that they are available in the US and not specifically in the UK.

Has anyone else seen this issue before?  If so how did you address this or is it even an issue?  I am curious and concerned as I have been having some major difficulties of late with Amazon and specifically Kindle Direct Publishing which has held up the release of other works I have written.  My hope is that this is just another situation where I don’t have all the facts, but if it is Amazon and there is no way to get around it, I may consider publishing all stories on my web site instead and using PayPal or other eCommerce service to sell the books.

 

One Comment

  • Shelly June 12, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    I can understand your frustration but don’t give up on them. They are the best option for eBooks. I know they changed their royalty payouts but I am not aware of country restrictions. I live in the England and I can still purchase eBooks but have to use the US store.

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