Amazon Notifications Regarding Copyright

Once again, Nicholas Rossis has shared some information that could be vital to any one of us some day. I highly recommend checking out this post. Hopefully, you’ll never have to use the information therein, but you never know.

Nicholas C. Rossis

Amazon | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books Image:

Image this: You have the perfect campaign lined up, and are counting the days before you finally start paying off the cost of those ads.

Then, you receive an email from Amazon accusing you of copyright infringment. Your book has been taken down for now, until you prove it is, indeed, written by you.

This is what’s been happening to several authors, who have received the dreaded copyright notifications from Amazon. Specifically, they’ve received the following email:


We are writing to you regarding the following book(s):

Title:[book title]

During a quality assurance review of your catalog, we found content (text and/or images) that is widely available on the web. You can do an online search for the content inside your books to discover which sites are offering the content for free. Copyright is important to us – we want to make sure that no author or other copyright…

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6 thoughts on “Amazon Notifications Regarding Copyright

    • This is the kind of information every self-published author needs to know, and I think your handling of it made sense of a tricky, confusing, and downright scary subject. So, here we are in another one of those moments:
      “Thank you!”
      “No, thank YOU!”
      😀 😀 😀
      Your blog is always a treat to read, and the covers of your childrens’ books make me smile every time I visit your site. (Which, as my newest book heads into editing, isn’t nearly as often as I’d like.) Have a great day, Nicholas! And a wonderful weekend!

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  1. That was a great post Nicholas put together. Sad, that as authors we have to put up with such things. As if we don’t have enough to worry about!
    Thanks for sharing this, Marcia. I left a comment on Nicholas’ blog for him too.

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