If you pre-ordered "Dark Fates" on Amazon, you likely opened your Kindle eager to dive in, only to find that the book consisted of 4 pages that simply listed the authors' names. Some readers have already emailed us or Amazon, and some have posted to our social media pages, and a confused few have left negative reviews expressing their disappointment. Trust me, we're all right there with you. Allow me to explain what happened...
Amazon sucks. Yup. That pretty much sums it up.
|me and my morning cup of crushed dreams|
In the meantime... upset readers have canceled orders (understandably), and the THOUSANDS of dollars we've invested in advertising and scheduled book promotions is slowly spiraling down the drain, along with our chance at hitting the USA Today Bestsellers list. This is quite an unexpected hit, and Amazon will most certainly not be compensating us for their incompetence. It's looking more and more like we could end up taking a loss, and I worry that this could spell disaster for some of the newer authors who took the plunge with us. Boxed sets like this can make or break writing careers. Maybe Amazon didn't "literally" steal our lunch money, but because of them, some of us might be relying on Ramen for a while until our bank accounts recover.
Please know that we authors will not stop hounding Amazon until this is fixed and everyone who ordered "Dark Fates" has the correct book file. Also, if you've been waiting for this set to go live before ordering, please consider ordering it from another retailer if you're able to. Apple, Nook, and Kobo readers are not affected by this devastating mishap of Amazon's, and all things considered, we'd rather see the sales go to their competitors anyway. There's more than one playground. Maybe we'll be able to keep our lunch money by choosing which ones we play on more carefully.
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