As a self-published author (The Twe-Guide to TBRP on Scribd at:http://www.scribd.com/doc/96556041/Twe-Guide-to-TBRP-2nd-Edition ) this is a VERY scary development! I’ve been considering creating a Author Page on Amazon and self-publishing The Twe-Guide there but now…I’m not so sure. Maybe I am better off sticking to Scribd or maybe looking at adding smashwords.

Self-Published Authors Helping Other Authors

The answer just might be yes because this is exactly what is happening to Jamie McGuire.  Jamie originally self-published her book Beautiful Disaster and the sales were so good that a publisher wanted the book.  So now the book is with a publisher.  Cool, right?  You’d think so except for this thorn that cropped up.  Amazon is sending out mass emails to people who bought Beautiful Disaster when it was self-published.  Amazon is offering a full refund for the $3.99 price it was when it was self-published PLUS the difference in price that the publisher is charging ($7.99).  And Jamie McGuire is the one paying the bill.  So Jamie is now paying every customer who wants a refund about $8.  Amazon’s not paying it.  She’s made it clear the publisher isn’t behind this.

Here’s Jamie McGuire’s blog post where she tells us what is going on.

My thoughts on this:

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