A really Cheap Trick!

You know what pisses me off? I mean, really. Along with my novels, I have a number of short stories published on Amazon. And there is some jerk who, from time to time, buys one of those short stories, reads it, and then returns if for a “refund.” How do I know that is happening? Because he or she will buy it in the morning, and then return it late that afternoon. Just time enough to read it because they are only 35 to 50 pages long.

That is abysmally cheap. It is hard to accept that, for $0.99, someone would stoop to that kind of activity. Hell, I would give them the thing if they asked. I’ve bought my own material a number of times when someone, who showed a real interest in my work, expressed a genuine desire to read it. So I’ve presented it to them as a gift. I did that very thing just this week for a kind person.

So here’s the thing. If you want to read one of my $0.99 stories, and that is really going to cause you grief and a hardship to spend a buck, send me an email and ask me for it. I’d rather pay for it myself than have you pull such a really low-class stunt.

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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