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Amazon enrages authors as it switches to 'pay-per-page' model

Robert Helpmann?? Silver badge
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Re: [redacted] Amazon

I can see your point that it might eliminate click-bait books, but it will almost certainly be set up to also lower the amount paid to all authors Amazon feels it can get away with. The hint would be that Amazon is changing the payment model for self-published authors only. Those working through a publishing house are better able to fight negotiate this change. To paraphrase:

Authors: [angry] That was never a condition of our agreement!

Amazon: Perhaps you think you are being treated unfairly?

Authors: [pause] No.

Amazon: Good. It would be unfortunate if we had to give you even less.

Authors: [under their collective breath] This deal is getting worse all the time.

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