Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Would you like to buy Love... From Both Sides in paperback at Amazon UK?

...well, I'd love it if you could too.

Sadly, Amazon UK don't appear to feel the same way.

I publish the book via a company called Createspace, which is owned by Amazon. The book is for sale at the Amazon website in America just fine (you can look at it here if you like) but getting it in the UK is proving to be a bigger pain in the arse than a horny rhino.

You see, despite the fact that Amazon UK is the same company, they don't distribute paperbacks the same way as their parent company in America. No, that would be waaaaay too easy.

Instead, us authors have to rely on the Amazon UK team to buy in the book from the external distributor. This process is slightly more complicated than the plot of a Christopher Nolan film, so I'm not going to bore you to tears with it here.

The practical upshot of this is that to get Amazon UK to stock Love... From Both Sides the buying team have to order it in. Which they won't bloody do no matter how many times I ask them.*

So, if you would like Love... From Both Sides in paperback, you'll have to let Amazon UK customer service know - maybe if you have a go at them it'll persuade them to stock it!

Here's the web page with the contact details:

Amazon UK customer service

Power to the people!

*ask, beg... it's all the same when you get right down to it.

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