After selling more than 1,500 copies of my first Obama e-book over the past four years, amazon has withdrawn it from sale, and refuses to explain why

By Daniel Alman (aka Dan from Squirrel Hill)

July 23, 2020

Note from Daniel Alman: I have written an update to this post, which you can read at Update: These are amazon’s eight different non-answers to my question of why have they suppressed the sale of my first anti-Obama e-book, after it had already sold more than 1,500 copies during the past four years

Note from Daniel Alman: I have written a second update to this post, which you can read at Update #2: This is amazon’s ninth non-answer to my question of why have they suppressed the sale of my first anti-Obama e-book, after it had already sold more than 1,500 copies during the past four years. This time, they asked me what my name is!

Note from Daniel Alman: I have written a third update to this post, which you can read at Amazon update #3: This is amazon’s 10th non-answer to my question of why have they suppressed the sale of my first anti-Obama e-book, after it had already sold more than 1,500 copies during the past four years. This time, I busted the myth that you get better customer service if you contact them at Jeff@amazon.com

Note from Daniel Alman: I have written a fourth update to this post, which you can read at Amazon update #4: I have published a new version of my first Obama e-book, because amazon suppressed the sale of the original, and would not tell me why

Note from Daniel Alman: I have written a fifth update to this post, which you can read at Amazon update #5: Amazon is now saying the reason they banned my anti-Obama book is because I don’t own the rights to the public domain photograph of Obama that I used on the book’s cover

Note from Daniel Alman: I have written a sixth update to this post, which you can read at Amazon update #6: The Liberty Daily mentioned my situation. They titled it, “Amazon Bans Anti-Obama Book, Gives Bogus Reason.”

Note from Daniel Alman: I have written a seventh update to this post, which you can read at Amazon update #7: Amazon is now saying the reason they banned my anti-Obama book is because I don’t own the copyright to my book which I wrote

Note from Daniel Alman: I have written an eighth update to this post, which you can read at Amazon update #8: The Liberty Daily mentioned my situation for the second time. This time, they titled it, “Amazon Claims They Banned Anti-Obama Book Because Author Who Wrote it Somehow Doesn’t Own Copyright to Book He Wrote.”

More than four years ago, I self-published my first e-book at amazon, and since then, it has sold more than 1,500 copies.

The e-book is called, “1,375 well sourced examples of Barack Obama’s lies, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism, hypocrisy, waste, etc.”

This is the link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01E4U36NE

Recently, amazon removed the e-book from sale, and told me it was because a few links in my text had gone dead, there were a few typos, and an image inside the e-book did not meet their standards.

In response to this, I replaced the dead links with links that worked, I fixed the typos, and I uploaded the new version.

I also told amazon that there were no images inside the e-book, so their claim about an image inside the e-book not meeting their standards was not a legitimate claim. (There is a cover image, but that was approved years ago.)

On July 19, 2020, they sent me an email which said the new version of my e-book was approved, and was currently available for sale.

But it was not available for sale. It was still suppressed.

So I re-uploaded the new version again a few days later.

And again, on July 22, 2020, they sent me an email which said it was approved, and was currently available for sale.

But again, it is still not available. It is still suppressed.

Here’s a screenshot from the e-books’s product page, which says:

“This title is not currently available for purchase”

And here’s a screenshot from the e-book’s product page, which says the e-book is:

“under review”

Here’s a link to the internet archive, which proves that those two screenshots are real, and that the sale of my e-book was suppressed as of July 23, 2020:

https://web.archive.org/web/20200723062818/https://www.amazon.com/examples-lawbreaking-corruption-cronyism-hypocrisy-ebook/dp/B01E4U36NE/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=obama+1%2C375&qid=1595485662&s=digital-text&sr=1-1

So I contacted amazon again, and they said there were a few current issues that I needed to fix, and that I could see these issues at my quality dashboard.

But when I looked at my quality dashboard, it said there were zero current issues.

Here’s a screenshot from my quality dashboard, which says:

“Under review by Amazon 0 issues in 0 books”

So amazon lied to me when they said the text of my e-book had an image which did not meet their standards.

And they lied to me when they said my e-book was currently available for sale.

And they lied to me when they again said my e-book was currently available for sale.

And they lied to me when they said there were current issues which I could see in my quality dashboard.

I have to wonder why amazon has suppressed my e-book, and why they keep lying to me about it.

July 23, 2020. Tags: , . Books, Cancel culture.

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