Frederick Liberatore writes:
I cannot thank you enough for publishing Paul Torongo's
comments concerning his problems getting his superb book Collecting
Medieval Coins: A Beginner's Guide, especially the pricing horror
story. I had ordered the book for $47.50 from Amazon and on discovering
it was being sold DAYS later for about $18 was outraged and let Amazon
know. I received the response below. I am hoping you can alert other
purchasers about this possibility of a rebate from Amazon for overcharging.
Thanks for contacting us about the recent price change on "Collecting
Medieval Coins: A Beginner's Guide". I recognize you have a choice of
retailers and appreciate that you prefer to order from us.
I've reviewed your order and see that your items have already been
Since the price of the item has changed within seven days of the
delivery of the order, I've issued a refund for the price difference in
the amount of $31.64 to your Master Card.
You'll see the refund on your Master Card statement in the next 2-3
Jon Radel writes:
I ordered a 2nd copy and am returning the more expensive
copy. Since I don't pay for shipping to me, this will cost me only the
return shipping. Almost as good. :-)
Ginger Rapsus writes:
I published 6 novels with BookBaby, and am satisfied with the results (although I would like to get royalty statements in a more timely manner). I do not know how it would be if I published a non-fiction coin book with photos.
Greg Burns writes:
I, too, have a book produced by Createspace, and intrigued by the pricing anomaly described by Paul went and ordered his book (a steal at the $16 offering). Within hours it was reported as shipped, and it arrived the next day, less than 24 hours after ordering.
One of the end pages of the book is marked “Made in the USA / San Bernardino, CA / 08 September 2013”. Amazing - ordered, printed, mailed, and received in less than 24 hours…
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
AN AUTHOR'S EXPERIENCE: CREATESPACE AND AMAZON.COM
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