Dear Amazon KDP

Dear Amazon,

I am the author of 21 Lessons, a book published under a CC BY-SA 4.0 license. The English version of the book was approved by you and is available on Amazon. The Kindle version was approved by you as well and is available on Amazon too.

The book was translated into multiple languages by volunteers under the same CC BY-SA 4.0 license. The German version “21 Lektionen” was approved by you and is available on Amazon.

Niko Laamanen did the Dutch translation and he would like to publish it via Amazon. This is explicitly allowed by the license, so he doesn’t even need my permission, which he has anyway.

However, it seems like you think that he did something wrong, which is probably why you banned him and shut down his account. This is terribly wrong and quite concerning.

So, again, just for you guys:

I hereby grant Konsensus Network all necessary rights to publish 21 Lessons in other languages, such as Dutch and Finnish. These rights are implicit in the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) license.

I know I repeat myself, but once more for good measure: I have chosen the CC BY-SA 4.0 license so that I don’t have to write letters like this. Everyone is free to remix my content and sell it for profit under this copyleft license.

I hope you rectify this situation swiftly.

Gigi (the author of the book in question)