Bad News for Amazon Authors!

Bad news for Amazon book authors. You know how you used to see your sequels or other books below the book someone was looking at? That is no longer true. For instance, if someone is looking at my “Tropical Knights” below it they would see “Customers also bought” and there would be pictures of “Tropical Daze” and/or “Tropical Rage.” No more. Someone who might be interested in sequels or other books in the series have no notice that there are other books of the same genre available.

I questioned “Author Central” about this because it is not only a disservice to the authors, but it also reduces Amazon’s sales, if nobody is made aware of similar books. The answer I got was courteous and made no sense at all. I was told that the Amazon web site was changed to reflect buyer habits.

No, I have no idea of what that means except that those of us who have written several books in a series are out of luck. Only by searching, would a prospective buyer be able to find my other books, and they won’t do that. It is a stupid move on Amazon’s part, but then, they are not known for their good judgment.

About johnbeckmanbooks

John Beckman, a retired meteorologist, was known as “Johnny the Weatherman” in a career that spanned forty years. He forecasted the weather on WSJS-TV in Winston-Salem, NC, at WFGA-TV in Jacksonville, FL, and for thirty-three years in Atlanta at WSB-TV and WXIA-TV. Also a well published author Beckman now devotes full time to writing fiction. He currently has several eBooks on Amazon.com, "Tropical Knights," first in a series of adventure/mysteries about a sailor and his lovely CIA cohort on a mission to save America. Now available the sequel, and second in the series: "Tropical Daze." The third Jack & Amy adventure is "Tropical Rage" which became available on 30 April 2014. All of his books are highlighted on http://johnbeckmanbooks.com and available from Amazon.com. . .
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