A quick update. I spent all of yesterday corresponding with the Kindle Matchbook team, over the way the Matchbook notification appears on my Amazon product pages. I see it plainly on "Left by the Side of the Road" and "The Dilemma of Arnulf of Lisieux." So what's the problem? Well, neither of those books has ever sold in paperback on Amazon, so no one is eligible to ge a Matchbook deal on their Kindle editions. Yes, that's the first thing to remember about all of this. In order to get a matching Kindle version at less than half price, you have to have purchased the paperback version first from Amazon. Buying the book at a book talk or from my own website doesn't count.
But that's not the biggest problem. I couldn't see the announcement at all on my product pages for "Beyond All Price," "The Road to Frogmore," or "The Second Mouse Gets the Cheese." Those three books all sold multiple paperback copies on Amazon, so their purchasers were eligible for the bargain Kindles -- provided they could see the link. I could not verify that the links were there. They still don't appear when I access the pages. However, others have told me that they are there. And I saw them myself when I logged in on someone else's account. Kindle can't explain it either, We've tried most everything -- resetting programs, emptying the cache, refreshing the screen, changing browsers. You name it -- we've already done it.
If you purchased a paperback version of one of these books, you can get a Kindle edition for just 99 cents. Hope someone tries it so we know for sure.
In the meantime, I suspect Amazon is trying to pacify me, because they issued one of their special promotional emails this morning:
I probably won't take advantage of it. I happen to have several copies of that book. But maybe someone will.
Just yesterday someone asked me for advice on using KDP publishing. What can I say? Working with Amazon is always an adventure