She said it right here, half a dozen times or more. You’ve seen it. We all have. She says that she’s done everything she can to keep third parties from selling her former authors’ books. Crying from the mountain tops that she’s innocent, her hands are clean, and there’s just nothing else she can do. Honest!
Setting up distribution channels for my own book this week, I discovered that the ability for third parties to sell a book is controlled with a single click.
By selecting that option, well, you can read it.
That’s it. One click. In order for your books to be available to third parties, she had to click on that button when she was choosing distribution channels for your book.
And guess what. To disable your books from being available to third parties for sale, all she has to do is go back and click that option again to turn it off. That’s it. Just that easy. So when she cries innocence, keep that picture in mind. She’s lying.
She didn’t turn off your books for resale by third parties, like she claims. If she had, you wouldn’t still be seeing them, on either foreign or domestic markets. In fact, she knew ahead of time that she was going to continue to exploit you before she ever “published” you. How do you know that? Because she clicked that option in t he first place.
Think about that.
While she was smiling to your face and promising you the moon, she was setting you up to rip you off. And keep ripping you off.
Think about this, too. She insisted that she didn’t earn any money from third party sales. Remember that? Now read that option again. Third parties pay less – wholesale – but they do pay. They may be buying directly from Createspace, or, to quote her, “access your catalog,” but the publisher still gets paid. Did you?
Didn’t think so.
If you haven’t already yanked your books, you can contact Createspace and make them turn that option off. You can yank it and republish it yourself. And when you do, make sure not to choose that option. If you do, you’re begging her to keep ripping you off.
And don’t worry. You won’t be cutting yourself off from any potential sales. If people want to buy your book, there’s no problem with them buying it from you. You’ve got your own listing. They don’t need to buy it from some dodgy third party.
Here’s the one-click truth about those third party sales channels.