Weekend Wrap-up Oct 8: Many not-so-happy Returns

There has been a trend for “readers” to purchase eBooks on Amazon, read them, then take advantage of the return policy, robbing authors of their sales. This affects the rankings of the books and takes money from the pockets of talented, hard-working writers.

I have been hit with this twice already, and it is not fun seeing a sale then having it taken away.

Before eBooks, you had to purchase your reading material at a bookstore. I would never have thought about reading a book, then returning it.

“I would like to return this book, please.”
“Why?”
“I didn’t like it.”

So, to the “reader” who purchased, read, and returned my book: I hope you enjoy your $3.99.

Please don’t return your eBooks. Authors deserve more respect than that.

-Leon

From my blog this week:

Free Book Friday Oct 7: Early Reviews / An Interview – With who? I wonder . . .
Weird Wednesday: Cartoons
Tuesday Tirade: Cycling?
Music Monday Oct 3: Green Day



Leon Stevens is a multi-genre author, composer, guitarist, songwriter, and an artist, with a Bachelor of Music and Education. He published his first book of poetry, Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020, followed by a book of original classical guitar compositions, Journeys, and a short story collection of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories. His newest publications are the novella, The View from Here, which is a continuation of one of his short stories, and a new collection of poetry titled, A Wonder of Words.

Book Two the The View from Here trilogy is now available: The Second View

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