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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    Fiona Valpy
    David Watkins posted a message to Fiona Valpy Fiona, I sent this message to Oli a few months ago when I realised that it was only under the Pro...Fiona, I sent this message to Oli a few months ago when I realised that it was only under the Pro plan that retailers could source books direct from LS - as opposed to CN selling them through a so called Merchant account on Amazon. Please make sure that you fully understand that the plus plan gives you what you want. It is so complicated that I am not sure I understand it yet but I decided that I wanted Amazon to be able to source the book direct and hence I think the Pro plan is the only one that does that. If you are sure you understnd it then please ignore, otherwise double check and keep asking!!!! Message i sent to Oli when i realised there was an issue Oli I have been under a mistaken belief that my book has been available to buy through the online retailers for several weeks – they all show it in their on line pages. I think I now understand though and today I have upgraded my plan to the Pro plan. I see it can take up to 6 weeks to get your files to them. Any improvement on that would be appreciated – I have been going to great lengths and expense to direct traffic to the retailers sites (without understanding they cant supply it). I do think you need to make it clearer how this all works -I know it has cropped up recently but until I saw the NEW information note that “you cant supply” I didnt understand – all I was aware of was that people were placing orders online with the retailers sites and were then not hearing anything!!!! (more) and earned+3
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    Oliver Brooks
    David Watkins posted a message to Oliver Brooks Oli I am still confused over exactly what I get from the Pro plan! Under the Plus Plan, when it ...Oli I am still confused over exactly what I get from the Pro plan! Under the Plus Plan, when it says the book becomes available through the CN Merchant account what does that mean? I sthat the scheme whereby I can see that CN have 2 books "available" under the Amazon listing (as seperate to buying them under the Amazon sale direct? If that is the case are you sure evryone understands that the plus plan does not allow you to buy direct from Amazon at their "post free" price? (more) and received+3
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    Fiona Valpy
    David Watkins posted a message to Fiona Valpy Hi Fiona I have been watching your messages to Oli about Amazon not supplying the paperback of y...Hi Fiona I have been watching your messages to Oli about Amazon not supplying the paperback of your book with interest. I have been down the exact same route and I still have not got Amazon supplying. I would be grateful if you will keep me updated on how you get on. I am beginning to think there is a major problem somewhere between CN, LS and Amazon. I have a book on order with Amazon myself, the latest one placed on 6th December so i am awaiting an e mail from Amazon giving a del date. That is the confirmation they have linked up with LS. I am aware though that if Amazon dont get back within a month of an order being placed then the order is auto cancelled so keep an eye on it! I am so frustrated by this as the Kindle version (set up direct with them of course ) has been seeling really well but despite me thinking the paperback was available through them as long ago as the summer, still nothing on that front. Best wishes David Watkins (more) and gained+3
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    Oliver Brooks
    David Watkins posted a message to Oliver Brooks Anything yet? I have heard nothing from Amazon re the order I submitted to them on 6th December s...Anything yet? I have heard nothing from Amazon re the order I submitted to them on 6th December so my guess is it still is not available as I will no doubt get an e mail from them if it ever freed up to give me a delivery date - crazy. I see Fiona has the same issues as me - this is really bad. Should I follow the route Fi suggests and use the Amazon facility? Is that the only way to get Amazon to supply the paperback? (more) and bagged+3
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    David Watkins posted a message Oli - did you check again on Wed or Thur as you said you were going to? Nothing seems any differe...Oli - did you check again on Wed or Thur as you said you were going to? Nothing seems any different to me! I havent had any confirmation yet from Amazon about delivery of the book i ordered from them, hence i doubt it is available still. (more) and gained+3
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    David Watkins
    Oliver Brooks posted a message to David Watkins Hi David, The issue was an error in the distribution catalogue. It is taking far too long to r...Hi David, The issue was an error in the distribution catalogue. It is taking far too long to resolve so I've removed your book from the catalogue and have re-submitted it as an express setup. I've been on the phone with LS this morning and am told the book has passed the checks and will be made available to retailers in the next 3 days. I've gone through the files, the setup and the pricing they have and everything looks good so far. Will check again on Wednesday and Thursday. Oli (more) and bagged+3
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    Oliver Brooks
    David Watkins posted a message to Oliver Brooks Any thoughts yet on this Amazon LS issue I raised again? Just to update you, I have still heard a...Any thoughts yet on this Amazon LS issue I raised again? Just to update you, I have still heard absolutely nothing from Amazon about the order I placed with them on 6th December. There is clearly something amiss. I spoke to someone else over the weekend who had been trying to buy my paperback from Amazon and they had just the same experience - nothing happens. You will gether I am totally peed off with this situation. (more) and gained+3
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    Oliver Brooks
    David Watkins posted a message to Oliver Brooks Hello Oli, Me again! I see that you have deleted the Red Arrows book but I now notice that on my ...Hello Oli, Me again! I see that you have deleted the Red Arrows book but I now notice that on my home page, in the "portfolio" section on the right, it states "4 Books". Is this a counter from when the Red Arrows book was on my list? I have of course only got one book with CN (possibly 2 if the e version is seperate). Have a good Christmas mate. (more) and gained+3
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    Oliver Brooks
    David Watkins posted a message to Oliver Brooks Oli, Are you happy with the Amazon LS link these days? I do not know a single person who has been...Oli, Are you happy with the Amazon LS link these days? I do not know a single person who has been able to buy my book from Amazon - they have all placed orders and then nothing happens. I am testing it myself at the moment - I placed an order on Amazon for the paperback on 6th December. Just as everyone tells me, nothing has happened and the order is just listed as outstanding. I have now sold around 60 kindle versions off Amazon but not a single paperback. That can't be right. If I can source books through CN via LS in less that a week why can't it be the same for Amazon. The only reason I upgraded my CN plan was to get sales through Amazon - which , let's face it, is the place everyone goes if they want a book. Please have another look at this for me.Surely CN will benefit if books sell through Amazon? (more) and bagged+3
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    David Watkins
    Oliver Brooks posted a message to David Watkins The site is trying to be helpful and find other books you have done. I've removed it now. Best, Oli and gained+3
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