NOTE: Kindle Desktop Publishing terminated my account.
I made all my books free:
David Bruce’s KINDLE DESKTOP PUBLISHING ACCOUNT TERMINATION
THIS IS KDP’S EMAIL TO ME:
We are terminating your account effective immediately because we found that you have published titles with misleading content that have the potential to mislead or defraud our customers.
You can see the violations reflected in the following title(s):
B08LNLCLBN/William Shakespeare’s King Lear: A Retelling in Prose
As part of the termination process:
• We will close your account
• You’re no longer eligible to receive any outstanding royalties
• You’ll no longer have access to your accounts. This includes, editing your titles, viewing your reports and accessing any other information within your account
• All of your published titles will be removed from sale on Amazon
Additionally, as per our Terms and Conditions, you aren’t allowed to open any new KDP accounts.
You can find our Terms and Conditions, here: https://kdp.amazon.com/terms-and-conditions
THIS IS MY REPLY:
The two books in question are
William Shakespeare’s King Lear: A Retelling in Prose
The History of King Leir: A Retelling
They are two separate books. The History of King Leir is a source for Shakespeare’s famous tragedy: King Lear.
How about we remove from sale The History of King Leir? That way, readers will not be confused.
While we are at it, I have two other books — not flagged by you — with similar titles:
The Taming of a Shrew: A Retelling
William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew: A Retelling in Prose
The Taming of a Shrew is a source for Shakespeare’s famous tragedy [Oops! Should be comedy]: The Taming of the Shrew.
How about we remove from sale The Taming of a Shrew? That way, readers will not be confused.
To avoid confusion and to provide a better value to readers I can combine plays.
The two Lear/Leir books will become one book.
The two Shrew books (a Shrew/the Shrew) books will become one book.
No misrepresentration [Oops! Should be misrepresentation] is/was intended by me.
David Bruce’s Amazon Author Page
AMAZON GOT BACK TO ME QUICKLY
Thank you for the email concerning the status of your account.
After reviewing your response, we have reevaluated the Content Guideline violations relating to the titles in your account.
We found that you have published titles with misleading content.
As a result, we are upholding our previous decision to terminate your KDP account and remove all your titles from Amazon.
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If you would like to review our Content Guidelines, please visit: https://kdp.amazon.com/self-publishing/help?topicId=A2TOZW0SV7IR1U
Amazon Content Review Team
We’ve reviewed the information you provided and we are upholding our previous decision to terminate your account and remove all your titles from sale on Amazon.
As a result, we will not be reinstating your account.
Please note that, per our Terms and Conditions, you are not permitted to open new accounts and will not receive future royalty payments from additional accounts created.
Amazon Content Review Team