Hi all, I’ve been using sponsored ads to advertise my one book (self-published by CreateSpace, Amazon) on Amazon since 2016. I have advertising accounts and campaigns in USA & Canada, UK & Germany and Australia.
I had a campaign running in my UK account last month but when I went in to check on it, I couldn’t access or find the campaign manager section. It has gone from the UK account console. But it still exists in the USA/Canada and Australia console.
After many emails back and forth from Amazon Advertising support, I’ve been advised that my UK campaigns are not running and that in order to access them, I need to open a Professional Seller account on Seller Central.
After a bit of research, I discover that there’s a £25 per month fee to sell on here, and given Amazon already sell and dispatch my print on demand book, I don’t get why I’m being advised to do this? Also, the amount of books I sell each month doesn’t warrant it and I am better with an Individual account.
I’m looking for other advice on this as it doesn’t seem that opening a Professional account is what I actually need…and yet I have no advertising campaigns running in the UK now as I cannot access them…do Sponsored product ads not exist on UK advertising anymore?
Any advice and clarity on these changes and best options is appreciated…