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Author Chat! > Are Self-Published Authors Amazon’s Guinea Pigs?

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Dennis Meredith (dennismeredith) | 189 comments New article I found on twitter from - Just Publishing Advice

Does Amazon use self-published authors as guinea pigs to test new ebook marketing ideas?

Does anyone know what Amazon is doing?

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Carole P. Roman | 1239 comments Mod
Great article- that's exactly what happened to our sales. We were doing six figures until Amazon added the page reads. We went to half and then half again. Yes- we are the bait-click. We give them a marketing deal to sell KIndle- Look- buy Kindle and you have access to all these titles.
I also believe the big trad houses told Amazon that if they didn't make sure they got the lion share of profits they would stop advertising. (IMO)
I think 'zon threw indies under the bus.

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Alex Carver | 348 comments I think Amazon also uses KDP to find potential winners who they can then offer deals to get them onto their imprints and make more money from.

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Carole P. Roman | 1239 comments Mod

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