Wrestling with the all-powerful Amazon

The saga of listing  The Cartel: The Apprentice, Volume 1  as perma-free on Amazon continues.

First battle won: It is now free on Amazon.com.

To come: All the other markets.

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Why you may ask? No reason given by the ‘Zon except:

Thank you for contacting KDP. I am happy to assist you with matching the price of your book.

The price for your book, “The Cartel: The Apprentice, Volume 1 (The Twelve Systems Chronicles),” is now $0.00. You can see the price here:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AGNFHJA

We retain discretion over determining our retail prices.

In the ‘Zon pricing guidelines, the lowest allowable price is 99c. The only way to get a ‘free listing is 1) be KDP exclusive and then you can do a free promo for a short period every 6 months; 2) List it free everywhere else and get a ‘price match’.

Option 2 is how I’ve managed to get The Cartel listed Free on Amazon.com. I did provide price lists from Apple and Kobo to prove it’s also free in international markets — but so far, nada.

In the meantime, here are the US freebie links. For non-US folks who have access to Kobo, Nook, or Apple, it is free in all markets they serve. If you get your eBooks from yet a different source, drop a comment below and I’ll see what I can do.

Freebie Links

I-books: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-cartel/id974743901?mt=11
Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-cartel-the-apprentice-volume-1-eg-manetti/1114370315
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-cartel-3

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AGNFHJA

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