Why Amazon?

No really, why?

A lot of authors seem to believe that “omg you HAVE to have your books on Amazon! How will anyone find them otherwise???”

This is completely unfounded, and untrue. Before I go on, I will tell you, my books are on Amazon. But I honestly don’t care if you never buy one there, because – take a look at the price there – for each paperback copy that sells there I will receive less than one US dollar, and it will take months for it to actually get to my bank account.

I’m going to cut to the chase. Amazon is not your friend. Amazon is not the friend of books, or publishers, especially indie publishers like my little company. I’ve spent way too much time recently explaining this to people who want to know why it’s so hard to find Propertius Press’s books on Amazon.

Hey, you can find them all day long at Barnes & Noble, the Apple Store, Kobo, and any bricks and mortar store can order them through Ingram, the world’s largest and best-known distributor. If I jumped through all the hoops that Amazon wants me to just to get my books a bit more visible on their site? I would have to say goodbye to selling anywhere else.

Don’t take my word for it. Here’s some happy reading.

Amazon, the greedy giant with small publishers in its grip

Amazon Reducing Orders to Publishers

Give a gift that supports small presses: Skip Amazon and buy direct

The Top 10 Things All Authors Should Know About Amazon

I worked in an Amazon warehouse. Bernie Sanders is right to target them

The Amazon Effect

Amazon’s ruthless practices are crushing Main Street–and threatening the vitality of our communities

Like Walmart, only with supercomputers and drones: At Amazon.com “cheap” comes at a very hefty price

Amazon jungle

Primed: Are investors too optimistic about Amazon?

And my personal favorite:

Thanks to Bookshop, There Is No Reason to Buy Books on Amazon Anymore

I think, from now on, whenever people ask me about why it’s so hard to find our books on Amazon, I’ll point them here. I really, really appreciate our authors. But if you read all of these articles and still have questions, I’ll probably seriously rethink our relationship.

 

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Lucky Southern Women

Snowflakes in a Blizzard

Susannah EanesTHE BOOK:  Lucky Southern Women.

PUBLISHED IN: 2014.

THE AUTHOR:  Susannah Eanes.

THE EDITOR: Rachael Stern.

THE PUBLISHER: Propertius Press, a small literary press in Virginia.

SUMMARY: The rural landscape entwines around the lives and loves of two strong, yet troubled women, a beautiful contrast to the beliefs they absorbed as children. Only in moving beyond the past can they forge a way ahead not only for themselves, but for their loved ones. In so doing, each finds something vital that will give them the power and resilience they need to meet the greatest challenge of all. Lucky Southern Women explores the marks that fundamentalist religion has left on the lives and outlooks of two best friends, close as sisters, yet far apart in the ways each deals with her own moral compass. Frank, practical Phoebe and elusive, romantic yet wise Sophie.

THE BACK STORY

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Lucky Southern Women – Free copies at Goodreads!

Lucky Southern Women

Details at Propertius Press:

https://propertiuspress.wordpress.com/2015/07/22/goodreads-giveaway-lucky-southern-women/

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Saving Sweet Briar College

I announced yesterday on my Facebook page that I will be donating the proceeds from my novel Lucky Southern Women to Saving Sweet Briar, Inc. as a participant in the Tomlinson-Atlanta $25k Challenge.

More at the Propertius Press website

Link to Saving Sweet Briar

Link to Saving Sweet Briar

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Blog: How Far We’ve Come to Fall So Far

It’s quite shocking, in fact, to look over the chart and see how the value of middle-class salaries fell into the toilet during the ensuing years.

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Pre-publication Copies: Lucky Southern Women

Lucky Southern Women will be released soon! Details at the link above.

Propertius Press

Lucky Southern Women, a new novel by Susannah Eanes, will be available for book reviews starting Friday, January 10, 2014. If you are interested in obtaining a free pre-publication copy, please send us a note in the comments or email us at propertiuspress@gmail.com.

Pre-publication review copies are available for the next 21 days only. The book is scheduled for release on February 1st.

The rural landscape entwines around the lives and loves of two strong, yet troubled women, a beautiful contrast to the beliefs they absorbed as children. Only in moving beyond the past can they forge a way ahead not only for themselves, but for their loved ones. In so doing, each finds something vital that will give them the power and resilience they need to meet the greatest challenge of all.

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Random

I’m in the process of moving files to different webservers and making several rather substantial changes to various online presences. I’m not sure how everything is going to shape up yet – I am Pisces, after all.  Rest assured that no matter what, it’s bound to be interesting.

While I’m busy setting up the place, kindly ramble over to my original blog… a bit of earth, where I do book reviews, or my other site at wordpress:  sophie’s place, where I post thoughts on whatever I think pertinent – or impertinent – at the moment. Writing samples may be found here.

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