Reply to post: Re: As a writer publishing on Amazon

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

jonfr

Re: As a writer publishing on Amazon

The problem with pay-per-page in the lending (that I am now going to avoid on Amazon) is that it leaves writers on a short stick. The general rule for libraries is that they pay {amount} x {number of lending} depending on agreement by the country copyright group for writers (or publishers). Popular authors get more out of that pool as is normal then less popular writers.

Details. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_Lending_Right

Details 2: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/dec/06/authors-public-lending-right-payments-frozen

This pay-per-page on Amazon lending undercuts this income source for writers. It won't change anything in the world of paper. Many writers might not allow lending of there ebooks on Amazon because of this. I sure won't allow it from now on.

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