Did you not receive mails like the one the other author got in the other thread (referenced above) where you're also commenting, Holly? Because the way you state it in the OP -- that they're asking for proof you're you -- it doesn't sound at all like an extortion scheme like Becca was a target of. It sounds like you overlooked or simply decided you didn't need to respond to the emails they sent to you.H.M. Ward said:No it wasn't. That was the we are taking down your book email. In the top they referenced another email that was never sent. At least I didnt get one. You'd think warning for 4 titles would be noticed, if they were sent...
I've gotten and dealt with a gajillion of those copyright verifications since I've published over 100 books by 4 authors with multiple publishers and multiple versions of everything they've done, as well as 36 box sets with anywhere from 5 to 10 authors per set. For the boxes, I forward the Letters of Agreement, and for everything else, I send along an email as requested within the time frame asked. It's a minor hassle to search for and forward the LoAs, but the other verifications take all of 1 minute to respond to. Fail to respond and the bots pull the books, I would imagine. I haven't not responded to find out.
I'm confused as to what kind of correspondence you received. It *sounds* like the same verification emails I've been getting for years. Are you packaging your books into boxes--your own or others? That's often a trigger. And it's bots handling this for the most part. And random. I've had box sets sail through with no verification required until I made a change to the price or metadata, then BAM, there's the verification request after the title's been up for weeks or months. Then when the box authors make changes to their single titles that might have been up for years, they'll willy-nilly get emails too. I've even had boxes targeted multiple times.
Do you not have a phone number to call KDP? I mean even *I* have been given a number to call. Otherwise, what's your rep doing?