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Help Make “Born from Fire” a FREE book

I’ve given Amazon over a month to correct the price on Born from Fire.I’ve let them know, and folks on my SITE have let them know the book is FREE on:


Apparently the only thing that is going to make the book FREE permanently on Amazon is if they’re inundated by demands from readers who want to get it ON AMAZON for free.

According to other writers who’ve dealt with this problem, the first three links are the most important.

I know that having just Kobo drop one of my books down by ONE PENNY brought them out of the woodwork to match price.

So they will respond to SOMEONE. But I think it’s going to have to be a lot of folks pretty much all at once.

If you’re willing to help me out, here’s what you do:

Go to this page

Scroll down until you find the Product Details (shown in the image below if you get HTML email rather than text email).

The "Make It Free" spot on Amazon
Find the link that says, Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

Mutter, “Yes, [dammit, darn it, by golly], I would.”

And then, for as many times as you’re willing to go through the process of telling them (up to FOUR), copy and paste a different one of the links above into their little box.

‘Cause they are NOT listening to me.

And if you already did this for me once before, when it was only free on Smashwords — I’m very sorry to ask again. It turns out (again according to other authors who have had this same problem) Amazon doesn’t consider Smashwords a real market.

Live and learn (that’s me living and learning, not you…)

So this time, I’m not including the Smashwords link. I’m only including the ones Amazon considers real competition.

If you’re willing to help me make this book permanently free on Amazon, thank you. I’ll let you know when this little campaign actually pays off, so you can get your free copy then.

<beating head on wall a whole lot right now>


P.S. If you’re a writer and ever find yourself in this situation, I’ll be happy to return the favor.

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14 responses to “Help Make “Born from Fire” a FREE book”

  1. Sylvia Avatar

    I have added all 4 links for you plus 4 on the Amazon UK. It is ridiculous that Amazon control the price not the author.

    1. Holly Avatar

      Thank you so much. ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Elaine Milner Avatar
    Elaine Milner

    Done! All four. (evil grin!) I’m happy to help bombard Amazon for you. They’ve had plenty of time to straighten it out.

    1. Holly Avatar

      Thank you. ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. Isabella Leigh Avatar
    Isabella Leigh

    And done! Did all 4, for you. If only Amazon would make this easier…

    1. Holly Avatar

      That would be nice, wouldn’t it?

  4. Anne DeMarsay Avatar
    Anne DeMarsay

    Done 4x, Holly. Hope it helps.

    1. Holly Avatar

      Thanks. Me, too. You’d think, when the story front-ends one series and connects directly to a second, that they’d be thrilled to do a “First One’s Free” thing.

      Evidence suggests: Not so much.

  5. Deb Salisbury Avatar

    Done. I hope they listen!

  6. Kim Iverson Avatar

    Gosh, that is obnoxious to deal with. Went through each link so did that four times for you. I’ve only ever had to do it once with a book of mine. I know it can take a few weeks for everything to update, but if you’ve had people telling them all this time (I think I may have helped you out the last time, but with my brain, I can’t remember), you’d think they’d have changed it by now. Hopefully this time they’ll do it. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Holly Avatar

      It’s not a friendly process.

      Thank you for going through it. I hope THIS time they pay attention.

  7. Hannetjie Joubert Avatar
    Hannetjie Joubert

    Hi there!

    I went to the amazon page, but couldn’t find the, ‘would you like to tell us about a lower price,’ link. At first I thought it was because I wasn’t ligged in, but I had the same results when I logged in as well. It might be, because I’m doing it through my iPhone, in which case I’ll try tomorrow from my computer.
    I took a screenshot, but it doesn’t want to paste into the comment. I’ll see if I can add it to your post on twitter, so you can see what I got.

    1. Holly Avatar

      Hi, Hannetjie! I’ve had the same problem when using a cell phone. The “report a different price” link did not show up for me, either.

      I’m pretty sure it’s intentional on Amazon’s part.

      1. Hannetjie Joubert Avatar
        Hannetjie Joubert

        I’ll use the desktop tomorrow!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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