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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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I hope they aren't pirating either. I've had my books pirated before, Give Me Forever was download around 3,000 times on one of the pirate sites. :rant:
 

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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.

I upload my books myself directly to Amazon, B&N, Kobo, and All Romance Ebooks.

Hmmmm, good idea. I'll try to purchase one now. It looks like they have 6 of my books there.
http://www.bol.com/nl/c/boeken/celeste-carrara/10586059/index.html
 

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Just an FYI I found this because I periodically seach my name with "PDF" after it. That's how I find my books on the pirate sites.
 

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Another interesting thing is the 2 books of mine that aren't on bol.com are the 2 I have enrolled in KDP select. :e2shrug:
 

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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.
 

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Wow, Celeste!! 3000 times! INFURIATING!!

Yup. And that was just that one book on one site. My other books, I believe it was 4 others, on that same site had a total of that many downloads too. On the other sites, who knows how many downloaded them for free. It really is so infuriating!

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.
 

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Bol is indeed an Amazon-style Dutch site. Has been around for years. Perfectly legal as far as I know.
 

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