David Watkins

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David Watkins spent 33 years in industry working as a Finance Director for various organisations before he “retired” in 2011. ‘Leeds United in pursuit of the Premiership’ was his first published work and he followed that with six further books documenting his travels following Leeds United home and away. He has followed the fortunes of Leeds United since the 1960’s and is now a home and away season ticket holder.

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    David Watkins posted a message to Oliver Brooks The other thing changed is that the paperback is now liste as "unknown binding" ? Any thoughts. L...The other thing changed is that the paperback is now liste as "unknown binding" ? Any thoughts. Link below http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_3_17?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=leeds+united+in+pursuit+of+the+premiership&sprefix=leeds+united+in+p (more) and received+3
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    David Watkins posted a message to Oliver Brooks Something is happening on Amazon now - assume this is another sign that we are close to getting t...Something is happening on Amazon now - assume this is another sign that we are close to getting the book available direct from Amazon. Another retailer is now listed under the Amazon listing, The Book Depository. They are chrging £6.50 plus £2.80 postage! What is the basis for the pricing decisions by these people? Why would anyone chose the CN option at £8.99 plus £2.80 when the other options are all cheaper? How does the Book Depository get it so cheap? Do I get a different royalty depending on who sells it? This is a pandora's Box! (more) and bagged+3
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    David Watkins posted a message to Oliver Brooks Thanks Oli. Something has happened! The Amazon offering is the same £8.99 free post (temp out of ...Thanks Oli. Something has happened! The Amazon offering is the same £8.99 free post (temp out of stock etc etc). The CN entry is still there with a "stock" of 2 at £8.99 plus £2.80 post. BUT there is a new entry from "Aphrohead books" with a stock of 1 at £7.31 plus £2.80 !!!!! Do you recognise that seller? I have cancelled the order I had on Amazon and will place it again when you confirm all is well - until I get an order fulfilled myself I just will not believe it works. Do CN automatically just say they have 2 available? I just bought one from CN via Amazon (just for the hell of it!), got it yesterday and it still says 2 available! I really wish I understood how all this works - are you absolutely sure no one else has a book listed on Amazon that no one can buy? (more) and received+3
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    Oliver Brooks posted a message to David Watkins Hi David, The book has passed LS tests and will be feeding out to retailers now so should be a...Hi David, The book has passed LS tests and will be feeding out to retailers now so should be available on Amazon very soon. I'll keep an eye on it over the coming days. (more) and received+3
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    David Watkins posted a message Still no news, so assume it isn't sorted ZZZZZZzzzzzzzzz. and earned+3
  • Fiona Valpy
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    Fiona Valpy posted a message to David Watkins Thanks soo much for your helpful reply David. Will keep monitoring Amazon and hopefully the paper...Thanks soo much for your helpful reply David. Will keep monitoring Amazon and hopefully the paperback ordering will be live before too long. All the best. (more) and won+3
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    David Watkins posted a message to Oliver Brooks Any news? I've still had nothing from Amazon to tell me my order is being processsed. (Though i h...Any news? I've still had nothing from Amazon to tell me my order is being processsed. (Though i have also bought one of the "CN Merchant copies advertised on Amazon and that is going through fine). Yours impatiently!Incidentally I 've now sold 92 Kindle editions off Amazon - I'm hoping I get a prize when i hit the ton! DLW (more) and received+3
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    David Watkins posted a message to Fiona Valpy Fiona What i think happens is that if you have the plus plan then people going onto Amazon will ...Fiona What i think happens is that if you have the plus plan then people going onto Amazon will see the out of stock notice and the "order now and we'll let you know when available" etc etc message but there will also be another line for books available from the merchant CompletelyNovel (This is the merchant account that plus plan gets you). I have looked at your Amazon page and can see that you haven't yet got to that point, presumably as you only recently upgraded to plus plan before now upgrading to pro. I have trodden the same path!But like you, I wanted people to be able to buy direct from Amazon - that's what people do who want a book!They have no idea what CN is and prob no trust in it so they will not dare to use the CN merchant facility. The Pro Plan should achieve what we both want as I believe CN then becomes invisible to the Amazon public. My problem was that even when I upgraded to Pro, several month ago, nothing changed. I only recently was told by someone that they couldn't get the book from Amazon so I chased it up with Oli again and he is trying to get it sorted - my situation Oli says is a one off problem, the process just went wrong. In your case, if you have now upgraded to Pro, I would just keep checking your Amazon Books page every few days to see if the wording changes. There is a delay which I think Oli has mentioned so it will not happen overnight. I suggest you do what I have now done and actually place an order for your own book direct off the Amazon sales page - like any normal order. The signal that the process is working is when you get an e mail from Amazon telling you a delivery date. If the process is not sorted within a month it may be necessary to replace the order - just keep checking your order status in your own Amazon purchasing account. As I say, I am in the same boat - I have an oustanding order for my book with Amazon and I am going to keep monitoring that! That's all I know at this point!I have complained to oli that it is just not clear enough but not sure he agrees!The one thing I do know is that this is really frustrating - my book is selling really well in Kindle format (I see you have that running on Amazon too)so i am sure people have been trying to buy the paperback, but once nothing happens people will just give up! Best of luck with it anyway, and lets hope that the New Year brings some clarity! Happy New Year! David W (more) and won+3
  • Fiona Valpy
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    Fiona Valpy posted a message to David Watkins Hi David and thank you for replying - I was starting to think there was no-one else out there! Th...Hi David and thank you for replying - I was starting to think there was no-one else out there! That does answer my question - I now understand that the only way to have paperbacks available to buy through Amazon is via the Pro Plan. (I'm still none the wiser as to what the Plus Plan achieves.) Having now upgraded to the Pro Plan I'm hoping this will mean people can order the paperback through Amazon and actually end up with a copy being delivered... Do you know if this is the case, or will orders still have to be placed through the 'Buy new and used' route on Amazon? Yours in confusion, Fiona PS Happy New Year. (more) and earned+3
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    Oliver Brooks posted a message to David Watkins Hi, Once hooked up the CN books become part of the amazon inventory and will be shown as sold ...Hi, Once hooked up the CN books become part of the amazon inventory and will be shown as sold by amazon itself. Your book is going through LS pre-flight at the moment. I'm awaiting the result (expected in next few working days). Oli (more) and won+3
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