Past Coming Back to Annoy Me

In 2006, I thought it would be a good idea to work with a company to publish my book.  By work with a company I mean I pay them to edit and produce while I try to sell and advertise.  I was young, desperate, and had spent a few years saving up enough money to do the experiment without bankrupting myself.  In the end, I failed because I never figured out how to advertise and I had too many other things going on to focus exclusively on the book.  Also, the damn thing was too expensive for me to buy copies of.

So, I edited that book and wrote two more of the series while I waited for another chance.  That is where my recent push for Kindle publishing has come from, but I’m still taking it more cautiously than the last time.  My first step was to end my relationship with the self-publisher, which was nothing more than sending in a letter and getting one back wishing me the best of luck.  Also, that they own the cover art from my first attempt, so they better not see me try to use it when I try to publish again.  Fair enough.

This brings me to today when I saw a friend of mine on Facebook put the old version on his wishlist.  Needless to say, I was a wee bit flustered because that is out of print and shouldn’t be on the site any more.  I could have sworn that I contacted Amazon about this before, but maybe I talked to them about something else.  Either way, I guess I now have a problem with a ‘decoy’ book.  Hopefully, I clear this up by the end of the day, but I will ask that if anyone sees Legends of Windemere on Amazon with the cover of a sunrise coming over a castle in a forest, it is the wrong one.  I’m just really hoping nobody tries to get that book and then gets angry about it not existing.  That’s the last thing I need right now.

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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2 Responses to Past Coming Back to Annoy Me

  1. minisculegiants says:

    Good luck with this!


    • slepsnor says:

      Thanks. Sadly, it didn’t work in my favor. Amazon doesn’t remove items from their site even if they are out of print. I think the reason is because people sell used books, so the entry would be needed for that. So, I had to claim the book under my profile and then changed part of the description to say ‘no longer in print’. It isn’t much, but it’s better than nothing.


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