Publishers Piss Me Off – Amazon – this is you!

This is me on Amazon UK:

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And from Amazon US:

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Then, when I sign on as my mother:

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Difference here is my Mum has an Australian address only. I have the same Australian address, a Singapore address and I had forgotten to remove my old UK address when I moved from there. So I can be living in Singapore (where apparently Amazon will not ship a Kindle to) but will let me buy hard copy books and deliver them to me (from either Amazon UK or US). I can be living in Australia which is part of the British publishing house sphere of business and again, I can buy hard copy books and have them delivered to me (from either Amazon UK or US). But try and buy a Kindle book from the UK with just an Australian address – problem. I can buy from Kindle US with just an Australian address unless it is a “restricted” title and not available in my area ((and how that works I will never know – Amazon sells me a Kindle to read books then refuses to sell me books)).

So, the solution? I leave my old UK address on file, leave my Australian or Singaporean credit card as the default payment card for “1-click” and suddenly I can buy Kindle books for Whispernet delivery from Amazon UK (and probably unrestricted from Amazon US but I am yet to try that).

Is this system screwed up? You bet (and don’t start me on protectionism of Australian publishers – that’s another disgrace)!

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