Three Hoodies Save the World

Constant moaning and whinging about everything

Good news and, inevitably, bad

The company which let me down so badly last week by not turning up when I had my slight water problem, have just written me a letter saying that after an internal enquiry, they find themselves to be at fault and will subsequently be sending me a cheque for £150. Just in time for Christmas. Not bad. However, this is the second time they’ve left me stranded; the last time being a complete power outage in the middle of winter, whereupon they gleefully told me that they weren’t coming out despite my insurance being valid.
On that occasion they found against me because apparently they’d ceased trading with the insurance company which offered the contract and I should have known despite them telling nobody that it had happened. So thanks, and goodbye.
The bad news? I finally got round to checking Amazon’s ultra fine print and discovered the reason for never getting a penny from them. Apparently the minimum threshold for getting any money out of them is £100 from the UK site and $100 from the US site. The fact that I’ve sold a few books (it’s difficult to tell given their awful accounting system) in both the US and UK means that I have to achieve those thresholds separately. So Unless I sell enough books in both markets then I get nothing. Combined sales across the two markets (as far as I can tell) count for nothing.
I may be wrong and I hope I am, but the end result is the same – nothing.
On a brighter note, my Christmas holidays have just begun. Can’t wait. Loads of writing and eating and my annual bottle of wine with my beloved’s Christmas lunch.
I’m getting into the swing of it now. In fact I’ve even stopped threatening to murder my daughter’s Bengal kitten, till after Christmas day, anyway.


Single Post Navigation

2 thoughts on “Good news and, inevitably, bad

  1. Have they worked that out yet? I know I have been getting bizarre fifty cent payments form some of the foreign amazons lately.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Proof Perfectly

Editing - Copywriting - Advice

Robbie's inspiration

Ideas on writing and baking

The Terrible Turtle Conspiracy

Can webcomics get any weirder?

Mom's Journey To Her First Book

Weekly struggles and lessons of an aspiring novelist

The Task at Hand

A Writer's On-Going Search for Just the Right Words


Adventures in Watercolor Painting and Sketching, Watercolour Magazine, with Charlie O'Shields

Nicholas C. Rossis

Award-winning, dream-protecting author

Blogging from your phone has never been so...full of typos?


My interviews with many authors

The Gloria Sirens

Leap Out of the Deep and Sing


some of us are brave

The Insatiable Traveler

Embrace Adventure. World Travel | Award-winning Photography| Inspiration | Tips

The Confluence

A weblog for Democrats in Exile


author, editor, cookie baker

Beyond Victoriana

A Multicultural Perspective on Steampunk

Susartandfood's Blog

A taste of humor about life, art and food

Writing for Kids (While Raising Them)

Blog & website of children's book author Tara Lazar

Through The Wardrobe

Book review blog from a literary commuter

%d bloggers like this: