Q.: The books of yours on Amazon, are you doing that via Amazon Advantage or some other method? I was reading about Amazon Advantage and it SEEMS to make sense.
I think I also got spooked by this section of the Membership Agreement they ask you to accept:
12. Limited License Grant to Descriptive Materials
You grant to Amazon.com a royalty-free, nonexclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to (a) use, reproduce, perform, display, distribute and prepare derivative works from the Descriptive Materials (defined below) and (b) sublicense the foregoing rights.
“Descriptive Materials” means all available information about each Product, including without limitation artwork and text for the packaging (including for example, cover, jacket, jacket flaps, spine and front and back matter); promotional photographs and descriptions, blurbs, author bios, Library of Congress information, title page information, tables of contents, indices, complete Product descriptions, reviews and any other materials concerning the Product. Aside from those portions of each Product identified in the preceding sentence, for the purposes of this Agreement, Descriptive Materials does not include the internal content contained in the Products, such as the text of a book or the recording or musical compositions contained within a CD.
A. My books are distributed through Diamond Books (an offshoot of Diamond Comics Distributors), but that doesn’t mean the Amazon deal isn’t good. I’m still researching it, but it looks like a pretty decent deal. Let’s break it down.