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They changed their policy for Amazon.com precisely because so many associates made a noise. The issue of amazon.co.uk - and it applies to amazon.de as well - will be ignored because only an occasional person raises the marketplace question or makes a comment about it (e.g. on the Amazon Associates Messageboard). It seems that most associates are entirely focused on the US program.
Whenever I communicate with amazon.co.uk (even about one of my own books) all I get back is a canned response which doesn't even answer the question.
Whenever I communicate with amazon.co.uk (even about one of my own books) all I get back is a canned response which doesn't even answer the question
Same experience here, time after time after time. (only I haven't written any books).
They are dismal in replying to correspondence and dismal in trying to contact over the phone.
In the Traffic Summary pages, the orders are simply listed in the MarketPlace columns rather than the Amazon columns.
Not sure when a MP purchase item becomes an earning (of course with Amazon it's when it's despatched), but I *guess* the individual sellers have to flag it as despatched or something - I've only sold one thing in the MP and that was ages ago, so maybe someone with more experience can help here..?
All in all, looks very straightforward, and hopefully we can all look forward to improved earnings.
It will be very interesting to see how many marketplace items are sold (and what we have been missing out on up till now)
One of the main reasons why Amazon does not take off in the UK the same way as in Germany is also that they could not afford the do free postage, and if, they make even less profit. So you even pay more than going to a bookshop.