[JPL] Question re: Amazon/trying to find a contact

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From: deanna witkowski <deannawit at earthlink.net>
To: jazzproglist at jazzweek.com
Sent: Mon, 4 May 2009 1:59 pm
Subject: [JPL] Question re: Amazon/trying to find a contact


Hello, JPLers- 
 
I hope that you will allow and forgive a post that is not 
directly about radio. If any of you have contacts that might 
help with the Amazon problem that I describe below, please 
contact me directly at deannawit at earthlink.net. 
 
Most of you know that on April 7th, I self-released a new 
disc, From This Place. I had an interview on NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday 
on April 12th- and I fully expected the disc to sell a ton of 
copies. As an individual, I provide Amazon with stock through their 
Advantage program, and advised them in advance of the interview- so they 
placed a stock-up order of 200 copies to be prepared for April 12th. 
 
>From This Place was on the top 100 vocal jazz bestsellers 
list at Amazon for four days after the interview aired. However, 
my daily sales reports since April 12th state that to date I have 
sold 46 copies of the disc. This can't be right- I've filled out 
the Advantage service forms about four times now, 
and never get a real answer as to what is going on. My sales 
rank for FTP is current
ly much higher than my sales rank for 
my 2003 CD, Wide Open Window-- and when that earlier CD 
was released (and I was on a label), I also had an interview on 
the same NPR program, and was told that I'd sold 
500 units of that disc within the first 24 hours of the interview. 
So, the current reports for FTP just don't add up. 
 
I say all this because there is obviously some mistake in the 
sales reports that I am receiving at Amazon-- and I'm also concerned 
that they are in all likelihood out of discs and don't really have the 
title in stock at all of their warehouses. There is no contact number 
for me to talk to a live person at Amazon-- it's like filling out customer 
service forms and getting a different person with a non-helping answer 
each time. 
 
Do any of you know anyone affiliated with Amazon who I could contact? 
I would be eternally grateful for any help. 
 
Thanks in advance (and thanks for reading such a long message, too)- 
Deanna 
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