Make urgent changes to the return system currently in place for ebooks.
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Make urgent changes to the return system currently in place for ebooks.

    1. Karlene Blakemore-Mowle
    2. Petition by

      Karlene Blakemore-Mowle

      Macksville, Australia

Amazon's seven day return policy should not pertain to ebooks. Too often, authors are slammed with excessive returns by readers who use the policy to treat purchases as library loans instead of buying books. Frankly, there is little reason to ever return an ebook. A large sample is available for reading before buying, plus with book blurbs, a purchaser knows well before time what they are getting. You wouldn't go to a movie, watch the entire thing, then demand a refund because you didn't like it! Authors work extremely hard to write these book and the selling of books not only provides household money, but covers overhead costs associated with printing, giveaways, promotions, etc. Truth be known, many authors don't make nearly as much as people assume. It is our feeling that Amazon should support these hard-working authors instead of these customers who feel it is okay to abuse a very lenient return policy. It's hard enough for us authors to constantly fight against piracy sites, but to have to stand up against one of our allies is wrong. Please make your guidelines stricter for ebook returns. We'd hate to have to sell paperbacks only, but that is what it may come to if there is no guarantee that our hard work won't be pushed out by nothing more than a glorified library. Authors, readers, and anyone who supports the arts should sign this petition. Thank you.

To:
Amazon, Amazon.com
Make urgent changes to the return system currently in place for ebooks.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Sheilah Bailey LOUISVILLE, KY
      • 5 months ago

      if readers just want to borrow e-books they need to get off their lazy butts and drive down to their Library and register their e-readers to their Library account instead of scamming Amazons return system. Amazon's return system should ONLY apply to all paperbacks and hardcover books!

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    • J.S. Wayne CEDAR CITY, UT
      • 5 months ago

      I put in hundreds of hours of hard work to create these books for the enjoyment of readers, and I cannot afford to give my work away for free. This policy hurts authors, and in the long run will hurt Amazon.com as well. E-publishers generally do not permit returns on e-books, and neither should Amazon.

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    • Alina Sauer GERMANY
      • 7 months ago

      Unfair to Authors!

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      • 7 months ago

      I write e-books and I like to read

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      • 7 months ago

      Amazon grants the right to return an eBook within 7 days after the purchase.

      Let's assume that a reader is as quick as my wife, then he can finish this ebook within two to three days. Afterwards, he returns it and gets the whole money back. And the author? Left out in the cold. No, this has to stop! Amazon is an order company and not a library. Even for the Kindle Lending library (as far as I know), the author gets a few cent...this is outright disgusting!

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