Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Amazon Alleges Violations by KDP Authors, Publishers - Publishers Weekly

Today, Panzer's trip into the Catosphere took him to the Publishers Weekly site. There, with a little digging our kitty pilot found a post about Amazon KDP.

According to the post by Calvin Reid, Amazon is cracking down on authors and publishers who have been determined to be abusing (gaming) the KDP system. Amazon has begun arbitration complaints against three people (one of whom uses a total of three names). Amazon also named in the complaints the companies owned by the three people. Amazon accuses the people and their companies of generating fake reviews and fake readers for authors and publishers' ebooks. These fake reviews and readers were used to fraudulently inflate reviews and page reads to increase the authors and publishers' royalty/income payments.

That was a very bad thing you did.
While not naming any specific authors or publishers, an Amazon spokesperson said very few authors or publishers participated in the fraud.

Panzer says, "Hmm ... When will you humans learn? You can't cheat Amazon. Sooner or later you'll get caught and have to pay the price."

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

To read the post, tootle over to Amazon KDP

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