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Up the lazy river

I’ve been advised by two American readers that they’re having difficulty accessing Amazon Kindle versions of my work. I’m being told that when they try to make a purchase they’re being re-routed to the Kindle UK store, and that Amazon.co.uk will not accept American registered credit cards. If that’s the case, and my own investigations make it seem likely, that’s a major annoyance to me as well as to potential readers. My own records indicate that the titles I’ve published privately on the Kindle platform are still selling, but I’ve asked my publisher to investigate the rest. When I know more I’ll post what I’m told.

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  1. Alistair Beaton
    March 14, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    I have both an Amazon.com account and an Amazon.co.uk account. When I first started using Kindle for PC I could buy ebooks only from America. At the back end of last year I was told to transfer my Kindle account to the UK site. After I had done so I could no longer access the books I had bought from the US and got nowhere with UK Amazon trying to resolve the problem. It was all to do with Digital Rights Management and they could do nothing about it. The Kindle Users UK Forum is full of similar sad tales. Fortunately this was not a serious problem for me as my archive of Kindle books was small. I was, however, only half way through ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ so found a way of converting the US Kindle file to a format which could be read by an older version of the UK Kindle for PC software.

    Now Amazon.com will not sell me an ebook because my registered address is in the UK, not because I am using a UK debit/credit card.

  2. March 14, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Thanks, that’s very useful also. Sounds like a complete fuck-up on Amazon’s part. I’ve asked them for guidance.

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