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Old 04-29-2017, 07:01 PM   #7
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So let me tell you what happened when I decided to listen to this glowing recommendation of Amazon Fulfillment.

It may have been different a few years ago, but now in 2017, Amazon feels that the proper way to ship a book is "just stuff it in a bubble wrap mailer and hope the post office doesn't bang it up too much". Which it, of course, does in enough cases to be A Problem. Luckily I'd opted for the printer to at least shrink-wrap them, which is probably helping some.

When one goes to support, Support cuts and pastes lengthy paragraphs about how it is now the responsibility of the seller to be sure their things are packaged such that they can survive this kind of rough treatment.

Supposedly one can pay extra to Amazon for them to "prep" one's books, which, in my testing so far, seems to be paying extra for them to look at my book, shrug, and say "well I'll just throw this big art book in a bubble wrap mailer".

So, well, be warned. Consider other options if you can get them.
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