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Amazon Offers All-You-Can-Eat Books. Authors Turn Up Noses.

Amazon Offers All-You-Can-Eat Books. Authors Turn Up Noses.

Amazon wants to be the publishing dictator of the world

From The New York Times
Author H.M. Ward

The author H.M. Ward says she left Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited program after two months when her income dropped 75 percent. Credit Joshua Bright for The New York Times.

Authors are upset with Amazon. Again.

For much of the last year, mainstream novelists were furious that Amazon was discouraging the sale of some titles in its confrontation with the publisher Hachette over e-books.

Now self-published writers, who owe much of their audience to the retailer’s publishing platform, are unhappy.

One problem is too much competition. But a new complaint is about Kindle Unlimited, a new Amazon subscription service that offers access to 700,000 books — both self-published and traditionally published — for $9.99 a month.

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