Welcome to the Roundtable Roundup, our seventh weekly podcast where we go back to our roots and have brought back the Roundtable aspect. Each Sunday (American time) we’ll invite a guest or two to join us live to discuss the latest news and views from the self-publishing and indie industry.
Onwards, to our seventh podcast…
John Grisham is offering a permafree book that he says will save lives:
Amazon is ‘supposedly’ in the process of developing a secret project that will allow users to sell their e-books. When digital books are resold a portion of the revenue will be paid to the rights holder. This should placate publishers who can earn revenue on used products, something they can’t do with used bookstores in the real world.
Amazon banning heaps of reviewers and deleting all of their reviews. Erica also reports that one of her ARC readers has also been banned. “I can’t work out what she’s done wrong and this is kind of worrying because of the large scale it is happening on…”
(Here’s an interesting post on an unrelated topic, that might explain how Amazon is identifying potential problem reviews – in a nutshell, it’s possible that the link we share as authors is contributing to the problem.)