So apparently the books above, which have been available for sale for three plus years, are confusing to potential readers. Amazon is so concerned that readers might not be able to figure out the difference between the fiction books and the non-fiction companion guides that they are making me change the titles and covers (ebook only, apparently they don’t care about the paperbacks). Seriously.
I will say that I liked some of their listing requests since they will help me better categorize these companions, but beyond that, they are taking this too far. Let’s just ignore the fact that each of my companion guides are titled after the blogs they were originally written as and say that the titles are catchy and fun, while the changes are not.
I don’t know if I’m more annoyed at Amazon for thinking people are dumb or if I’m pissed at the fact that people might actually be this dumb. And, if I’m offending someone at this point, I really don’t care (well, I do a little). I think this is ridiculous.
According to Amazon, I can’t list my name on the book because it might confuse people. WHAT?
According to Amazon, I can’t call it a companion, I have to call it a study guide because it might confuse people. WHAT?
According to Amazon, I can’t use my current title at all. I literally have to call it A Study Guide. WHAT? (I’m using it somehow.)
So now my paperback and ebook covers won’t match unless I change it across the board. I don’t even know if I care enough to do so at this point.
Are they crazy or is it me?
Seriously, I want to know. Tell me.
Have I been confusing people for the past three+
years or has Amazon lost their minds?
#BeAFriend #TellTheTruth :/
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