Monday Musings: “Your Books Are So Good, I Shouldn’t Have to Pay for Them.”

The audacity of these so-called ‘fans’is incomprehensible – how can anyone think that something like this is ever OK?

If you’re as angry about this as I am – you can help by signing the petition “Amazon stop letting people return ebooks after 15% read!” by clicking on the link.

“By signing this petition you are not only supporting the indie book community but preventing the theft from more of our wonderful author’s pockets.”

And So On...

This happened to an author of my acquaintance. She got an email from a “fan” and the gist of it was this:

Dear Ms. Author.

I really like your books. I think they are well-written and I enjoyed reading them. (So far, so good, right? Hang on.) However, I have returned them all because you priced them at $0.99 to $2.99, and that is too much to pay for them. I can’t afford to pay that much for a book, even though I liked it. In the future, can you make sure you make all your books free so I don’t have to return them?

And, when the author in question blocked this “fan” (and it seems, reported her as an abuser of the return system on ebooks), she sent another email chastising the author for blocking her and forcing her to open a second account (presumably to harass the…

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