Friday, August 10, 2012

Help me punch Amazon in the face

I've been pretty busy with work, picking up extra jobs and problematic jobs that other Geek Squad agents needed help with. It hasn't left me a ton of time to write. Since I last posted, I have removed several titles from being Amazon exclusive and I've had a few sales on Barnes and Noble and a lot of giveaways (mostly of samples) on Smashwords. Smashwords is a cool place to get ebooks because they convert it to all formats and you can download works directly from on to a Kindle, Nook, iPad, etc. (supports most major formats including ePub, mobi, pdf, rtf, HTML, etc). I've also raised most of my prices since I last posted and while sales have declined somewhat, I'm still selling and I'm actually making more money as an author (July was my most profitable month so far).

The main reason I'm posting this today is that I need a favor. Amazon stopped price matching free books for most authors a while back and I'm trying to fight them on this. I've heard that some persistent authors have recently annoyed Amazon into making a few of their titles permanently free. I need some help getting one of my history articles to go free (just to prove that if I annoy them enough, it's a possibility). I plan on writing a Jehovah and Hades short eventually that I would also like to make a permanent freebie. I'll walk you through how to help me make my history article, The Mormon Theocracy, free.

Step One: Here's the link on Amazon: Go there.

Step Two: There's a link that says: Would you like to give feedback on images or tell us about a lower price? Click on "tell us about a lower price." Here's an image that shows you exactly what I'm talking about:

Step Three: When it asks "Where did you see a lower price?" Click on the "Website (Online)" option.

Step Four: Enter the following information:

Price ($): 0.00
Shipping cost ($): 0.00

Step Five: Click on Submit Feedback.

Step Six: You're awesome. Thanks for helping me annoy Amazon to death until they do what I want. :-P

For those of you who keep asking, yes... I'm working on a new Jehovah and Hades book but it has been put on hold for now because I started writing a comparative study of the Bible and the Qur'an that I would like to get out first. Please be patient... I'm only human. I also wanted to say thanks to everyone who has purchased anything from me. Knowing that what I write is being read is great, but sales and a little extra income are even better. You're always free to contact me about my writing at Thanks again for helping me annoy Amazon.

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