Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Amazon/iUniverse glitch--veinglory

As of right now all the iU books on Amazon are listed as only available from outside vendors, not on site. Glitch?

Edited to Add:
As time goes on this does start to look more like some kind of breakdown between the behemoths. Authorhouse on one side and Amazon on the other. There is a lack of information as to just what is going on. Any information would be appreciated.

This is apparently how iUniverse is answering queries: "This is an issue that we are aware of and it is being addressed ASAP at the highest levels of both companies."


Elmore Hammes said...

I got the same results when searching for Authorhouse - they did not seem to be listed as in stock. I did searches on Lulu and Booksurge, and books by those publishing names came out as in stock, so this appears to be limited to iUniverse/Authorhouse.

Emily Veinglory said...

I am surprised by the general lack of online comment about whatever this is. It remionds me of the time Amazon dropped all non-Mobi ebooks. Authirs barely squeaked, most assuring me they would be back shortly. Which of course was not exactly the case.

Anonymous said...

From what I understand this is not a glitch, but is the result of some sort of dispute between Author Solutions and Amazon. It may very well be permanent.

Anonymous said...

Amazon/AuthorHouse/iUniverse issue appears to have been resolved.

Anonymous said...

Fast forward to this past Thursday and it looks like AuthorHouse, et. al., was the first to be threatened by Amazon/Booksurge's attempted takeover of the industry.

Did they cave and sign the horrible Amazon/Booksurge contract or did Amazon back down?

Why isn't anybody at AuthorHouse talking?