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KU/KDP SeleKt

Kindle Unlimited and KDP SeleKt are a lot like dumping used motor oil down the sewer drain. It’s quick and time-efficient at the moment, but in the long run it’s just hurting all of us.

Amazon and principles

I have never been a proponent of programs such as “KDP Select” (which I affectionally term as “SeleKt” on Facebook) or Kindle Unlimited, because these programs require an author to give exclusivity to Amazon. When asked by other authors, I recommend against it. For me, this is a matter of…

tsu … no, it’s not a college. but is it an answer to our social media problems?

Many authors have begun playing with tsu. A few bullets on this: * Not a secure webpage. Note how many pages such as Facebook have SSL… that little lock that appears next to the URL, or at the bottom corner of the page, depending what browser you’re using. Also you’ll…

Amazon’s new policy (no, not that one–I’m talking about their pro-bullying policy)

Recently, a blurb circulated the social media networks and blogs, purporting to contain details about recent changes to Amazon’s policy on erotica book covers. It was identified as being a fake. However, here’s a story which is 100% factual. I’m a director of the Erotic Authors Guild, and also run…

Amazon’s mistreatment of erotic authors, and how it’s our fault

Selective censorship by Amazon is nothing new, to those of us who write certain subgenres of erotica.  My book “Road Trip” was blocked some months ago, and I received no reasonable explanation from them.  The book cover features a woman kneeling mostly obscured behind a car door (think Warrant–Cherry Pie…