Link of the Week – The Digital Reader – Amazon Pruning

Is Amazon at it again? Would you, the author, be surprised? Amazon has cut ties with ebook newsletter services that have affiliate accounts with the giant. Bye-bye Fussy Librian, Pixel of Ink and  eReaderIQ. Sure, we all want the reader experience to improve. But at what cost to the writers? Read about it at The Digital Reader.

Amazon Lowers the Boom on Discount eBook Sites

http://the-digital-reader.com/2016/06/15/amazon-brings-the-hammer-down-on-discount-ebook-sites/

Read this article posted back in May.

Is Amazon Purging eBook Promotion Letters? http://the-digital-reader.com/2016/05/10/is-amazon-purging-ebook-promotion-newsletters/

And in case you hadn’t heard that Goodreads (owned by Amazon) is getting into the ebook discount business (Whaaat? Have you been living under a rock?)  Move Over BookBub, Fussy Librarian – Goodreads is Getting into eBook Discounts http://the-digital-reader.com/2016/05/17/move-over-bookbub-fussy-librarian-goodreads-is-getting-into-ebook-discounts/

From Goodreads’ Blog: https://www.goodreads.com/blog/show/648-new-great-deals-on-ebooks-personalized-just-for-you-u-s-members

Discuss this amongst yourselves. 🙂

4 Responses to Link of the Week – The Digital Reader – Amazon Pruning

  1. Just when you think you’ve got a handle on how to market…they change it all up.
    Feeling overwhelmed.

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  2. jbrayweber says:

    Oh yes, very overwhelmed. It’s like there is a no-win for the entrepreneurial author.

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  3. Loretta says:

    I stay overwhelmed. If you find a remedy for that, please let me know 🙂 I cannot imagine just being a writer…and doing what you love best. This age of marketing is so exhausting, and as you said, just when you think you have it down, they (not sure who “they” are, but I know “they’re” everywhere) change the rules. I’m going for another cup of joe, to do some serious looking through this, Stacey. Thanks for generously sharing, gal 🙂 Lo

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  4. jbrayweber says:

    There is no such thing as being just an author anymore. The author is not only the CEO of their own company, but the manager, agent, marketer, art department, research analyst and the list goes on. It does the author no good when the rules keep changing against them. Thanks for commenting, Lo!

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