Does anyone know what this site, bol.com is? A few of my books are for sale there and I'm wondering how.
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Very scary and alarming. So is mine. Not sure what to do about this. I surely didn't put my book for sale here. Ugh.
I looked up some other famous authors and they have both paperbacks and ebooks for sale. I don't know what to make of this other than they are middlemen. I hope they aren't pirating. Who knows, though. Incredibly frustrating.
Looks like an amazon-type retail site from...the Netherlands? Who knows? A lot of places like that list books and other things for sale on markup, and run the purchases to Amazon, B&N, etc. Or so I've heard.
Celeste, do you upload straight to KDP or do you have an ebook distributor? I'm talking anything from a company that does specifically that to Smashwords.
If you're only uploading to Amazon or very specific channels, it may be prudent to run a test by buying a copy from this bol.com and seeing if it shows up as a sale in your KDP. If not, that's a major problem, specifically illegal sale and distrubition of your ebook.
They have several of your books for sale. Mine isn't on there. Interesting.
Hmmmm, good idea. I'll try to purchase one now. It looks like they have 6 of my books there.
I'm pretty sure they're getting distribution through AllRomanceEbooks, whether legal or not I wouldn't know. I noticed Whimsical's avatar novel is uploaded there, as well. And I'm assuming the 2 you have in KDP Select weren't uploaded there because of Select's rules. That eliminates pretty much every assumption but that one.
I tried to purchase one of my books on bol.com just now & even though I accessed the site through Google to translate it, as soon as I hit purchase it goes back to the other language which I think is Dutch? Anyway, it wants me to sign up & give my email (you can tell that's what it's asking for). I'm not comfortable doing that.
Bol is indeed an Amazon-style Dutch site. Has been around for years. Perfectly legal as far as I know.
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Looks like this deal went through. http://the-digital-reader.com/2014/0...ailer-bol-com/
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