I had to reblog this, because I just couldn’t believe it! It just amazes me how the minds of some people work. If you can’t afford to spend the asking price of any item, then you don’t buy that item. I have seen books on Amazon that I wouldn’t mind reading, but I’m not comfortable paying $4.99, or even more for an e-book. I would NEVER buy, read, and then return a book because I couldn’t afford to buy it in the first place! At any rate, please read on. I’m sure you will join me in my state of shock.
This happened to an author of my acquaintance. She got an email from a “fan” and the gist of it was this:
Dear Ms. Author.
I really like your books. I think they are well-written and I enjoyed reading them. (So far, so good, right? Hang on.) However, I have returned them all because you priced them at $0.99 to $2.99, and that is too much to pay for them. I can’t afford to pay that much for a book, even though I liked it. In the future, can you make sure you make all your books free so I don’t have to return them?
And, when the author in question blocked this “fan” (and it seems, reported her as an abuser of the return system on ebooks), she sent another email chastising the author for blocking her and forcing her to open a second account (presumably to harass the…
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