Authors Answer 91 – An Amazon Nightmare

Today we discuss a thought-provoking story that could have affected any one of us authors…which is more than a little scary!

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This week, we have a bit of a different Authors Answer. There was an incident that happened last month between an author and Amazon. The author’s account was suspended and all of her books taken down due to irregular borrowing activities in Kindle Unlimited. Here is the entire story, which I suggest you read.

The author, Pauline Creeden, has resolved everything with Amazon, and her account has been restored. However, this can be scary for an author whose main income is through Amazon’s KDP. So, this week, we discuss this issue.

320px-Modern-ftn-pen-cursiveQuestion 91 – What are your thoughts about this issue?

Tracey Lynn Tobin

My immediate thoughts? That is total BS. It reminds me irresitably of the draconian YouTube system of “if someone puts in a copyright claim on you you’re guilty until proven innocent”. But at least with the terrible YouTube system you have a chance to defend…

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