You can’t buy that book here

By on August 4, 2014
Ok.  Your Kindle Book is on sale in the U.S., the U.K. and a bunch of other Kindle Stores, like Japan.  However, when you view the product page for your book on the Japan Kindle Store, for example, you see this for the pricing:

 

Pricing information not available.

 

and on the right side of the page, where you normally see the “Buy now with 1-Click” and other buy buttons, you see something like this:

 

This title is not currently available for purchase

 

What in heck is going on?  Why doesn’t your book have pricing information and why is it not even available? How can you make any money if it’s not for sale?
Not to worry.  This is what’s going on. Kindle books in any particular country are only available for purchase by people in that country. Similarly, books in the U.S Kindle Store are available for sale only to U.S customers. If you visit the U.S Kindle Store from a different location (outside the U.S), you won’t see a price or the option to buy the title.
But even this is not definitive. Sometimes you’ll see a price in a non-U.S. Kindle Store, but the buy button on the right takes you to your home country Amazon Kindle Store to purchase . Clever.
Anyway, your book is really for sale in all the Kindle Stores!

 

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