So I just got an email from Amazon about the upcoming “KDP Select” payout, and I am disgusted and astonished. Continue reading Yet Another Reason I’m Leaving KDP Select
For those following along, I decided to run an experiment to see if being in KDP Select (And Amazon exclusivity) would affect my sales.
Short answer: it has.
Long answer: I AM HEMORRHAGING SALES. Continue reading I will not be renewing my Amazon KDP Select
Not content with market dominance, however, it does seem like they are doing their utmost to crush their competition by any means necessary. Continue reading Amazon: Bigger Bullies Than I Thought
This pisses me off, because “buying” reviews got the movie studios in trouble back in the 1990s, I think, and it was as despicably shitty then as it is now. Continue reading Liars and Cheats and Why I Hate Them
We did it…the thousands of independent authors who rose up and told CleanReader, through Twitter and Facebook, through our blogs, through interviews and forum posts in no uncertain terms to keep their hands off our dirt, got our books removed from their app.
Smashwords, the major eBook broker out there (Besides Amazon, who are in no way affiliated with CleanReader – so far as we know), ordered their subsidiaries to take down the feeds of ALL THEIR TITLES into CleanReader, effectively shuttering their store. Their reason: it violates Smashwords’ Author Agreement, by allowing third-parties to modify the content of an eBook. Continue reading CleanReader Update: WE BEAT THE BASTARDS!
Warning: this post contains naughty words; many, many naughty words. Reader discretion is advised. Continue reading FUCK CENSORSHIP