The Arrest -9-

It was done. The book no longer in her hands. Gypsy could only hope that the person who now had it didn’t judge her for the contents. Sexual meetings listed in great detail stained the pages of that book. That was mild compared to the other contents. Mafia meetings, dates and times of hits that she was present at, and deals. Yes, drug deals, including who, what, and how. A lot of the players listed in the book could get you killed. A few of those contacts she had met with long after she added them to the pages. It’s nice to know the right people if you need a pound of coke, or the best black tar heroin. No, she didn’t use, but her clients respected the fact that she could obtain for them everything they wanted with a blowjob on top. Even at her age, Gypsy had the life history of someone twice her age.

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Amazon – Publish or not?

My heart and head are in a quandary this morning. I published my second book this month and after a 4 day promo on amazon I gave away 80 copies. Some would say that is wonderful. I am excited because it shows on my stat sheet and it is being read to completion. Here is where I am at odds with it all. First, I am not making a dime on the giveaway, which is fine, but Amazon will not give me the feedback. Yes, I know it is being left for me because a few of the readers have told me they left it.

I’ve contacted Amazon, and after being sent to one person after another (actually 8), I gave up. No one on the site can tell me why this has happened to me. So I did my research. I made a different Amazon account and purchased my book. Yes, I paid for my book. When I tried to leave a feedback test, Amazon told me unless I spend 50.00, I may not review any item. Why? How can that be allowed if I spent cash to buy this item? So, I have 2 feedback reviews on a book that is the hands of 80 people. Does this seem fair? It doesn’t to me when the only way I can advance is to have feedback left.

So, do I publish? Why? No one will read it. I am very distraught because I have a book almost complete and it’s good. Real good. I honestly have thought about giving up and stopping writing all together. I love the words, but it’s sad that I can’t be seen. I once told someone I was a nobody, and now I feel more like one than ever.

Has anyone else ever had this issue? I don’t even know where to turn because Amazon doesn’t help their writers.