February 1, 2019

DEPLATFORMED: Amazon takes down Castalia House.

You may have noticed that you can’t find any Castalia House ebooks on Amazon right now. That’s because Amazon shut down our KDP account on the basis of a wildly spurious claim of publishing material to which we do not have the necessary rights. We happen to have some VERY bad news for them on that subject….

The book in question? You guessed it. Corrosion: The Collapsing Empire again. This is the second attack on that book this month, as ten days ago, they pulled the book itself down for the sixth or seventh time due to claims that it was “misleading”.

Not only have they shut down the account, but they sent us an email today declaring that they will not pay us any of the unpaid royalties, thereby screwing over each and every author we publish.

More at the link.

PLUS: “Amazon can’t even find the account information. It looks like whoever was responsible actually wiped all the data.”

UPDATE: They’ve been reinstated.. But without any explanation beyond something “incorrect” happened. It’s enough to make you wonder what’s going on behind the scenes.

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