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Speedreaders Lose, Authors Win in New Amazon Ebook Policy Change

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Speedreaders Lose, Authors Win in New Amazon Ebook Policy Change - Gizmodo

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Amazon has switched up its return policy for those who purchase ebooks on its marketplace.

Authors that self-publish ebooks on Amazon are actually hurt by returns as royalties that are paid to the author are deducted from their earnings.

In other words, if an individual book is returned then its treated as if it has no longer been sold, therefore the author doesn’t get to keep the money they made from it—this can sometimes even lead to a negative earnings balance, according to NPR.


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Author / Journalist: Kevin Hurler

Category: Technology

Topics: Newmedia Digitalmedia E books Lisakessler E reader Tiktok Onlinemusicstores Entertainment2cculture Electronicpublishing Writtencommunication Amazon Publishing Self publishing Criticismofamazon

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Published On: 2022-09-23, 15:50:00

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