Tuesday, October 11, 2016

A Month-Old Software Glitch is Still Stealing Page Views from eBooks in Kindle Unlimited - The Digital Reader

Panzer was tootling around in the Catosphere today when he heard the sound of shouting and crying. Following the noise took our brave kitty boy to The Digital Reader site. There he discovered the anger and frustration was directed at Amazon.

This needs watching.
According to a post by The Digital Reader site owner Nate Hoffelder, because of a software glitch Amazon's Kindle Unlimited (KU) has been short-changing ebook authors on their "sales" payments. Amazon doesn't pay authors for their ebook "sales" in KU because the ebooks are free to KU users. Instead, authors are paid by the number of pages the user reads in the ebooks. Recently authors have noticed their pages read numbers are lower than previously reported. After the problem was reported Amazon told the authors the problem had been fixed. However, authors are still reporting their page reads are down.

Panzer says, "Hmm ... Have a problem ... Fixed the problem ... But still under-paying authors ... Interesting how the problem got fixed."

Note: This is a short-medium length post. Bring a cup of tea and half a muffin for today's reading selection.

To read the post, tootle over to Kindle Unlimited

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