Karavansara

East of Constantinople, West of Shanghai

Blocked!

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Well, this is a first. BUSCAFUSCO: Fun & Games has been blocked by the KDP Guardians, for reasons undisclosed. I asked around, and apparently this is the standard: they block your book, and they do not tell you why. Hell, they don’t even send you a mail. You have to check the KDP dashboard (something that, admittedly, you do every two hours when your book is overdue), and find out the book’s been blocked.

So now I’ve sent a mail asking Amazon for explanations. Based on what I’ve been told by friends that have been there already, I’ll probably get an automated response along the lines “your content violated our guidelines”, with a copy of the guidelines. As a friend said…

“They basically tell you to ask yourself a question and give yourself an answer.”

Now here I am, waiting, but in the meanwhile: if you are one of the hardy souls that got my ebook through Gumroad, and if you have been through it already, would you please let me know if you found something that justifies the block?
Thank you.

Also, if you want to check out the Book Amazon Doesn’t Want You To Read, please go to this link. You’ll get a 1 Euro discount on the cover price.

Author: Davide Mana

Paleontologist. By day, researcher, teacher and ecological statistics guru. By night, pulp fantasy author-publisher, translator and blogger. In the spare time, Orientalist Anonymous, guerilla cook.

2 thoughts on “Blocked!

  1. Any chance you could post a copy of the guidelines so we have a frame of reference? I bought the book from Gumroad and read it in one sitting. Personally I think it’s the best one of the Buscafusco’s yet. The background is starting to fill in nicely for the region, the supporting characters, etc.
    Maybe they don’t like the references to the Copyright Gestapo, it might have offended Bezos’s sense of social justice……. :-/

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    • Yes, my main suspects are the Copyright Gestapo or the Chinese Triads 😀
      I’ll look for a set of guidelines and post them here asap.
      (and thanks for your kind opinion of Fun & Games!)

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