Well, they have taken it off and the download sample is just a very short sample. I am not sure if they are doing this for everyone though, so if you are an author, I would definitely check. So, thanks to B and N for doing that. Next time guys, you might want to test it out before going live.
So, I am trying to take it easy, finish up the next Kiera West book, keep the bp that was stroke level just a few weeks ago normal, when I get a frantic email from a fellow author. (I did not ask for permission to use her name so I won’t put it in here.)
Seems that the some books have a “free sampling’ of their books on Barnes and Noble, which is the ENTIRE BOOK. Yes, this happened to several of my books there. And yes, I pulled them. They were selling, but dammit, I am not going to allow my books to be posted by a retailer for free! I know this hurts my nook readers. I am a best seller there and it is where I make most my money. But emails to PUBIT have not be returned. This apparently started last night. People who were getting sales every day are now losing sales, and not having ONE BOOK SELL. This is NOT good.
So, Nook readers, if you want your books back up, you are going to have to let BARNES AND NOBLE PUBIT and B and N know about it.
Email from their site and let them know you are unhappy about it your social media.
I don’t mind giving a full chapter sample of my books. In fact, the new website that is about to go live will feature first full chapters of my books. But I refuse to have my book go completely free forever. Sorry, I need to make a living.