Amazon enforcing ebook exclusivity requirements.

Last week Amazon started enforcing its KDP Select exclusivity, which prevents ebook authors from offering their work anywhere but on Amazon.

In other words, your title must be 100% exclusive to Amazon.

More than a few authors, including myself, haven’t joined the Amazon Select program because we prefer to offer our ebooks to everyone through Apple, Barnes & Noble,  Smashwords, Kobo, Sony and many other retailers, or even on our own personal blog or web site.

I’m glad Amazon is finally enforcing its own rules and preventing any illegal display of ebooks by KDP Select authors. After all, exclusive means just that.

Authors with Amazon KDP Select who’ve been ‘forgetful’ in removing their ebooks from their web site or blog, or Apple, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, Kobo, Sony or other retailers, will finally have to correct the error of their ways.


By Ted

I'm a former member of the Radio Television News Directors Association and during the last 30 years I've written news stories, sports stories, stories for children, puzzles, and plays for puppets.

Many of my ebooks are color picture books for children, and include printable black and white pictures at the end of a story. Please visit my blog for the latest information on my ebooks, and any updates or changes or comments. Ted.

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