Book Giveaway Sellers

Did you know that many Giveaways (print book) competitions authors run are an easy way for re-seller to get their hands on a FREE print book and then sell it? Generally with no royalty to you since you bought an Author copy in the first place.  With eBooks some have the technical ability to change into a PRINT as well though they will only have an ASIN Number.

Is there a way to stop this?

Possible.  Not sure what the laws say in other countries for PRINT books. What I have been told that it is illegal to on sell PROOF BOOKs.  So maybe it’s time to use these books as giveaways instead of losing our royalties.  After all we are technically writing them off as necessary part of being an author.  True there is no royalty with them, though there is also no resale.

What are the laws in your country on PROOF Books?  It’d be interested to find out.

THANKS

About claire

Claire Plaisted is an Author Consultant and Author who assists others to produce a professional manuscript to upload to various distribution websites or print at their local printer. Claire was born in the UK and migrated to New Zealand and is married to a Kiwi with three adult children and two cats.

6 thoughts on “Book Giveaway Sellers

  1. Good thoughts. I’ve given away proofs before; I just made sure the winner clearly understood that it was a proof. I think it’s like giving away an ARC.

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