Thursday, September 21, 2017

Amazon has laid out exactly how to game its self-publishing platform - Quartz

Panzer made a trip to the Quartz site today. There our kitty reporter found a post about Amazon's arbitration claim. Last week he told you about Amazon's plan to seek damages from companies and individuals for violations of the Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) service.

According to the post by Thu-Huong Ha, Amazon laid out in its claim exactly how the companies and individuals it is seeking arbitration against managed to game the KDP system. These violations include fake reads, fake free promotion days downloads, fake books, and the ever present fake reviews. One description explains how the companies and individuals used fake Amazon customer accounts to download ebooks on free promotion days. This enabled an ebook to gain bestseller status in the free category. There is more information included about how the system was worked.
Don't even think about doing it.

Panzer says, "Hmm ... These cheaters are going to pay some big penalties."

Note: This is a long post. Bring two cups of tea and two muffins for today's reading selection. If you plan to read Panzer's previous post too, bring a thermos of tea and six muffins.

To read the post, tootle over to Amazon sales and royalties

To read Panzer's previous post about Amazon's allegations of violations, tootle over to Amazon alleges violations

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