I don’t understand why, but it seems that the price on Amazon.com for For the Sake of Mercy is higher on the site than I have quoted in my blog post! This doesn’t please me, I can promise you. I could have accepted a reduction, but an increase? That’s just not what I want to see. I was very clear in setting the price at $0.99 (USD) but on the author page it quotes $1.16. I can’t see the price on the actual book page, but can only assume it’s the same. I assume that Amazon reserves the right to apply any price it chooses, which I take as yet another reason for not being very keen on using them for my ebooks!
I will keep an eye on this, and query it with Amazon. I doubt that the latter action will produce anything satisfactory. Nothing I’ve queried with them so far has yielded a result, other than “let’s discuss this on the ‘phone”. I don’t do ‘phones due to hearing difficulties, which I’ve pointed out, to no avail.
I apologise for this situation and hope that it can be remedied.
Amazon have stated that the price indicated on their website is correct, at $0.99 but anybody viewing the website from outside the USA may see a higher price if local taxes (such as VAT in Britain and Europe) are applicable. Obviously, there is no way that I can possibly know anything about those taxes! I assume that similar adjustments would apply to all Amazon national websites if viewed from another country subject to different taxes. I now wonder whether, in quoting prices, a rider should be added about such things… Then again, perhaps it’s wiser to not quote prices – ever!