Wide for the Win? We’ll definitely look into that. Amazon keyword woes have given me a touch of the Mrs Cratchitts.

EDITED TO ADD: Whoop! It’s fixed πŸŽ‰. But we still don’t know what the actual problem was. What they keyword was that caused this glitch— πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ So it’s still been a valuable lesson. Thanks for reading my stressy post. I love it how my mind immediately turned to a Dickens passage when we were going through the palpitations. πŸ˜‚ One day, remind me to tell you about the literary passages I quoted when I was in labour!!

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I’m not saying Amazon is Scrooge, I’m just saying that this morning, I’ve got a touch of the Mrs Cratchitts.

"Scrooge, the Founder of the Feast!" "The Founder of the Feast indeed!" cried Mrs Cratchit, reddening. "I wish I had him here. I'd give him a piece of my mind to feast upon, and I hope he'd have a good appetite for it."

Amazon giveth and Amazon taketh away.

I’m referring to the 🀞temporary state we find ourselves in where my husband’s books have been pulled from KDP.

The infraction? An apparently potentially misleading keyword on one of his old titles.

What is this problematic keyword, we ask? May we permitted to resolve it?

But we can’t get into the dashboard to look.

So that’s no sales until Amazon deign to reply to their emails.

Bah humbug. Jon reckons, on previous experience, that may be Friday. Oh well. Nowt we can do about it till then. Except take the ‘Wide for the Win’ stuff into more serious consideration. Amazon exclusivity has great benefits, but risks too — when they decide to put the smack down on you.

“The Founder of the Feast indeed! … I wish I had him here. I’d give him a piece of my mind to feast upon, and I hope he’d have a good appetite for it.”

She’s not wrong.

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