I began selling books on Amazon about 9 months ago. After the sale, collecting your money from Amazon is almost impossible.
I am now I my third month of trying to collect $68. Problem: the way to collect is deeply hidden and fraught with pitfalls and artificial delays. This is not an accident. Amazon knows that people are busy and many will only devote so many hours of their lives before giving up.
The little person has no recourse with the automated web machine. No human pays any attention to it. After millions of complaints Amazon finally spent a little of their money on the India route. I just passed an hour talking to people in India who can do nothing but are paid to be nice and apologize while the 1% in the Seattle offices of Amazon laugh.
If I were to pay myself minimum wage, I've already lost more than the value of the sale. Amazon has been making interest on my money and I will have no gain at the end.
They have stolen my books. Nothing short of armed revolution will change this, so the rest of my books are going to friends, Goodwill and eBay, the best place for small sellers.