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edbooks99
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Registered: ‎02-09-2013
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Third party publishers selling our paperback and ebooks.

What rights do publishers have to prevent third parties from selling our book titles either as new or used printed books or as ebooks?

 

Is there a specific address I need to send an email?

 

At the very least, their entries like in used books needs to appear subordinate to ours. I search on some titles and see two cook cover entries.

 

Our situation is complicated a little because we bought a book series from another publisher.

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Slowreader1
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Re: Third party publishers selling our paperback and ebooks.

Lots of marketers offer POD books, usually at a higher price than retail. If it sells, they just order it from the printer and mail it out. It's a low-cost, low-profit business that might make sense if you are already selling secondhand books by mail.

 

As for the e-book, there shouldn't be two versions on B&N. Are there?

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AEplus
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Re: Third party publishers selling our paperback and ebooks.

Actually it is possible to get multiple copies of the same book on BN.com. If you have a copy that was accepted into, say, Smashwords premium catalog and you didn't unselect distribution to BN then you'll have two copies on there. It's also the only way to get out a free book to BN anymore too I think.