Books publication on Amazon
This communication to inform all our users of the unspeakable, incorrect and dictatorial behaviour by Amazon that, suddenly and without any justified reason, has decided to close our account we had with them. They have only given a general reason according to which some of our books published with them would not be compliant with their unquestionable "rules", without indicating us either what book, or what rule, or anything else. This resulted in the immediate removal from the sale of ALL our books in all Amazon sites. We would like to clarify that this has effect only for the Amazon library. The others (Google, iTunes, Kobo, etc.) continue to be regularly operational, in addition to a good part of books that (fortunately) we had published on Amazon through our sub-distributors. After three years of work and thousands of books published by us, without giving us the slightest chance of replication, nor having any explanation from them, nor giving us the opportunity to find an alternative solution, with a simple email, they quietly dropped their "cleaver" on our business. Furthermore, depending on this, they will keep all our revenues accrued in the last period. However, we want to reassure you that your percentages will be regularly paid to you. No problem, we'll pay them. In fact we, unlike someone else, are honest and we will never allow ourselves to betray the trust of our users.
On this matter, our feeling is that, as has already happened to many other authors / editors, given that our sales figures were considerably growing and that Amazon should have paid us more and more royalties, they have seen fit to close everything and keep all the dough". Obviously, we don't have any proof of this, nor can we move an official accusation like that to a colossus like Amazon, but reading on several online forums (which we suggest you to do, too) it seems to be an operation that Amazon practices very often and with an increasing number of users. Be careful.
However, there is good news: we are, albeit slowly, restoring the publication of all our books with Amazon, through our sub-distributors who, very kindly and understanding this absurd situation, have given us their absolute availability for carry out this operation as soon as possible.
We trust that everything will return to normal within a couple of weeks. Certain of your understanding, we apologize for this disservice, which is absolutely not dependent on us and we remain at your disposal for any further clarification.
Thank you and good luck to everybody.
New reports and payments method
In order to continuously improve our services, starting from next month (April 2019) we will modify our reporting and payments system, moving from quarterly to monthly.
Practically, at the end of every month, if the minimum threshold of 50 EUR has been reached, we'll issue all the receipts / invoices related to royalties collected up to two months before. (For example: at the end of April we'll report royalty collected until the end of February).
The payments will therefore no longer be quarterly but monthly.
All contracts will be updated with this change so, please, use the new version.
Hoping to have done something pleasant, we wish you all the best.