An update to the brouhaha with KDP Select vs Xena the Warrior Author (moi): I received an email in reply to my complaint/explanation. Yes, they realize that indeed it can be difficult to clear channels but once I confirm that the titles exist nowhere else in the known universe (and they acknowledge this can take some time) then I can contact them and have the titles reviewed for re-insertion into KDP.
All well and good. But I’ve decided I do not play the scorched earth game where they lay waste to my entire catalog over one title on one obscure, non-English language site posting a title written for an American audience and for which I would not receive recompense should that site sell a copy.
This Warrior Author has re-instated all channels available to her and let the chips fall where they may. I’ve already lost my rankings and will not have time to re-establish them in the pre-holiday buying spree using their cumbersome, time-consuming steps. They took down 17 titles because of one.
Thanks Amazon, thanks so very much. You’ve just lost *my* customer loyalty. And perhaps others as well.