Dear BAIPA Writers, Readers and Sellers — by Mani Feniger, The BAIPA 2013 Best Memoir Award really thrilled me, and I am so grateful. It has inspired me to do some book promotion. My memoir about how a hidden photograph sent me on a twenty-year search to uncover my mother’s hidden past is FREE on Kindle today and tomorrow (until 11/21). As of today, 7,167 people have downloaded it. I got help from a woman who knows how to post; contact me if you want her name. And please enjoy getting a free copy of THE WOMAN IN THE PHOTOGRAPH at http://amzn.to/1blDyXY.
Help! Amazon’s Out of Stock Post — What to Do?
After carrying THE WOMAN IN THE PHOTOGRAPH http://amzn.to/14qHO7A for over a year, always POD-ordered by Amazon directly from Lightning Source, Amazon has put a TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK notice, in glaring red, on my book site. They claim Lightning Source is at fault, which is not true. LS prints and ships my book within 24 hours of receiving an order. After five attempts to reach an authority at Amazon, they say I can join Amazon Advantage and have books shipped in advance. It doesn’t sound worthwhile to me.
Even though Amazon doesn’t stock POD, they sometimes say “only two left in stock.” Suddenly, in the middle of my big promotion on Kindle (over 7,000 downloads in just over a day), they are making my holiday sales plan impossible.
Here is the response I got from Joel Friedlander: The only way to fix this is to open an account at CreateSpace and upload your book there too, using the same ISBN. Use them to service Amazon, while Lightning Source takes care of all non-Amazon orders. Feel free to share this information with others.
Have you encountered this? I’d love to hear other suggestions.
Thank you, Mani Feniger — [email protected]