Update to #coronavirus struggles and #Amazon’s rationale for banning ads for my book FALLOUT

Hi everyone. I had a nice long weekend to celebrate hubby’s birthday. Sadly, I’m now struggling with an asthma episode, so if I’m not online as much this week, that’s why. I’ve doubled-up my meds and have a phone call with the asthma nurse scheduled for Wednesday afternoon … for obvious reasons, I don’t want to go to the GP surgery unless I absolutely have to. The receptionist I spoke to said things were crazy, and she sounded well frazzled … I feel for those on the frontlines right now.

I finally had a reply from our friends Amazon, about why they have banned ads for my book, FALLOUT. Here goes >>>


I’m laughing so hard at their question at the bottom of the email … Were you satisfied with the support provided? …

Whaaat??? LOLs. Um, no. I wasn’t. Actually. It took so long to get a response, and to my mind, this bans just about half of every fiction book ever written.

What’s more, hubby and I were browsing on Amazon Prime for a movie to watch, and right up there on newly added was a virus-related apocalyptic film!! So, was that a ‘satisfactory customer experience’? NO!!

I’m lost for any further response to this.


And I’m sick of all the panic and hoo-har about the Covid-19 virus. As an asthmatic, I’m supposed to self-isolate for up to four months … even from my husband … um … unless he moves out, that isn’t possible. We have an open-plan bungalow with one bathroom and one kitchen. Due to my disability, he also does a lot for me.Β 

Likewise, because of all the idiotic panic buying, I can’t actually buy any essentials … so, hubby and I are having to scavenge in every supermarket just for the basics, which increases our social exposure massivley.

Lastly, hubby can’t self-isolate with me because he is self-employed, and no work equals no pay … so, to miss four months of work? How are we supposed to manage? The advice from the government might sound good, but it is in no way practical or doable for the average citizen.

That’s it from me today, folks. Stay well and keep safe.




Β©Harmony Kent 2020

10 Comments on “Update to #coronavirus struggles and #Amazon’s rationale for banning ads for my book FALLOUT

  1. I believe in being cautious and keeping informed over this pandemic, but the mass buying and hoarding of things is just over the top.

    I’m with you on Amazon’s logic. That would include the majority of novels. Crazy!

    Take care of yourself, Harmony!

    • So far, I’m finding the panic and hoarding a far greater problem than the actual virus.
      Thanks, Joan. You too! πŸ™‚

  2. How ridiculous to ban your advert! Keep safe and well Harmony. I have asthma so can empathise with you x

  3. I think Amazon is so out of touch it is shocking. I suppose they will ban advertising on a book written by a doctor advising how to stay safe during a pandemic. So sorry to hear you are not doing well. I am an asthmatic as well. I can certainly empathize with how you are feeling and hope that you will be able to get some help.

    • Thanks so much, John. The increased inhaler doses do seem to be helping 😊

  4. At least it’s only advertising. The book is still available.
    Completely absurd to me, but I don’t know what you can do about it. Take care, Harmony.