Amazon banned Her Client
Yes, my faithful readers. This morning, I received an email that Amazon banned Her Client, the first book in the ‘Her Client Series.’ I don’t get it. It initially published and offered for sale on Amazon eight years ago, but suddenly, they reviewed it and chose to ban it.
The same thing happened in September of 2021 when they banned the second book in the series, leaving 1 and 3 in place.
Why they suddenly decided to unpublish the book on me is unknown. Amazon claims it violates its “content guidelines for appropriateness.” Yet, I know it passed those guidelines at least twice when I first published it and again a year later. I don’t remember exactly when the second review occurred, but that’s okay.
I learned over the years that there is no appeal process for this ruling, and without lots of sales, it’s impossible to get it published again without a major rewrite. In my opinion, a rewrite that will pass their guidelines with strip the story from the emotions of the characters. My readers know what I am talking about. I strive hard to get inside the heads of my characters, protagonists and antagonists alike. It’s the why they do what they do.
So what to do to counter
Since now that Amazon banned Her Client, the only story left in the series is book 3, Her Essentia, I took a preemptive step. Anticipating Amazon would also ban book 3, I unpublished the story on Amazon. However, I left the print edition in place, since right now, I know of no other place to deliver the print edition to my readers.
The good news is that you can still read the story on your eBook reader or even Amazon’s Kindle. How’s that, Amazon? You only have to go to my website for the alternate links to the books. I have updated the links on my website for the stories to point to where you can get the stories.
As an added bonus, for a limited time, you can read book 1, Her Client for free. That’s right. There’s no charge. It’s been that way for the past eight years. The other two books are just $0.99 each. Read the entire trilogy for only $1.99. Read the stories today.
Here’s the direct link on my website. Please check it out. You can even read reviews from verified readers who posted positive reviews on the stories.
After reading these books or any of my others, please send me a note. I would love to hear from you.
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Gail Sopp January 15, 2023
I think that is unfortunate for readers and a poor move for Amazon. I read it and thought it was great. For others who have not, follow the author’s instructions. You won’t regret it.