So I interrupted Google Play's dance with Booktango. Stop singing Amazon's the Beast and turn down the music. But they would not like hyenas to a carcass. If you have made a mistake correct it. But no, they like to feast of ghostwriters licking up the blood of slain authors to fill up their rotten coffers.
Authors are losing thousands of dollars each year while publishing companies cashing in on selling books without informing the authors of sales etc. Google Play and Amazon does the same. They take money from selling books while authors go to bed hungry not knowing someone bought their book. Createspace and Booktango publishing houses closed down but books still roaming out in the jungle without authors consent or knowledge. Amazon and Google won't take it down and profits from the silence of lamb willingly or ignorantly.
GOOGLES Ai RESPONSE:
Hi, Thanks for reaching out to us! We have received your legal request. We receive many such complaints each day; your message is in our queue, and we'll get to it as quickly as our workload permits.
Due to the large volume of requests that we experience, please note that we will only be able to provide you with a response if we determine your request may be a valid and actionable legal complaint, and we may respond with questions or requests for clarification.
The Google Team
I also used another avenue to try to stop the illegal trade. But the...
GOOGLE GODFATHER also RESPONDED:
Hello, Thanks for contacting us. I understand that you wish to report the book "The Success Man: Life is all about Success" (ISBN:9781468960020).
Upon checking, I found that the book is live on Google Play Books through the Publisher "Booktango". Please know that we are unable to make any changes in a book without the consent of the publisher. I'll recommend you to contact the publisher "Booktango" directly to make this books completely deactivated from Google Play Books.
Alternatively, if you hold the copyrights of the book in concern, you can file a DMCA request for our legal team to look into the book removal in case the previous rights holder did not deactivate the book in concern. In case of any other query, please feel free to write back.
The Google Play Books Team
Sadly Amazon or Google Play continues to host none existing publishers being fully aware that authors are being ripped off by ghost publishing houses?
I did get a surprising email from Booktango with an attachment and a warning: CAUTION: This email originated from outside of the organization. Do not click links or open attachments unless you recognize the sender and know the content is safe.
THE MESSAGE READ:
Booktango - Customer Support 3:56 AM
Dear Andre Cronje,
Thank you for contacting customer support. We regret to hear that you have chosen to delist your title with us. In order to cancel your eBook, we will require a formal cancellation request form from you. Please complete and return the attached cancellation form affixing your physical signature.
Thank you for responding. However, I never signed an agreement with Booktango to sell my book and I will never sign to get it off the list. The least you could have done was to send me my password, then I could have removed my book without your consent. But even now after you have been caught out selling my book without consent, you insist me to go through a legal process to get it back. Besides you don' t exist for some reason and even Google warns me of the origin of this email.
If it's yours keep it. If its mine give it. If its public domain share it. But using common sense is worth 5 stars in the end.
Review by Dail3 years ago
First of all, when I was young I had the dream of writing my book- I published it via Booktango!!!
The publishing is 100% control!!!
From the formatting to the publishing itself.
First when you submit your manuscript, you recieve very deep feedback from the publishing related to the standard required. They give you a step by step guide how to fix the problems if there are any.
Basicaly the fee of publishing is none. It is free. But there is a offer that if you desire you can pay for a better cover and other things you are willing to improve.
I published my book " Energy Medicine How to Heal & Improve Your Life Book 1" for free and I made my cover image which looks fantastic, so in my opinion you can still create a very good book by yourself. This include EVERY ASPECT of the creation itself- from fonts to titles and everything!!!
Review by Suresh Gurnett6 years ago
This website will not refund your money under any circumstances. I downloaded an ebook and it is formatted incorrectly and is unreadable. Many pages only have a header and no text. On an ipad when you click a link, all links bring you back to the same page. I first tried on amazon.com and on itunes and it didn't work so I went to the publisher booktango. I received a refund on amazon and itunes but not booktango. Also in their download section there is no warning that you won't be refunded in any circumstance!
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