Saturday, January 21, 2023

Amazon Has a Pirate Edition of my First Book for Sale

As I mentioned in my previous post, Amazon-KDP has shut down my account, which means that my self-published books, including the print versions of The Machinery of Freedom, are currently not available. When I went on Amazon to check I discovered what appears to be a pirate edition. The page says the publisher is Harper&Row, who published the first edition in paperback. What it actually is is the second edition, published by Open Court, I believe only in paperback. The page shows it without an actual cover and offers it in both paperback and hardcover at a much higher price than I sell the third edition for — when Amazon lets me sell it.
I have messaged Amazon, have no idea how long it will take for them to do something about it. If they keep it up after being informed they are presumably in violation of copyright law.

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