Amazon’s Hall of Spinning Knives

David Gaughran

Phoenix Sullivan is well-known in the indie community – I’ve known her myself since 2009 or 2010 and consider her a close friend.

Aside from being exceptionally generous with her time and knowledge, tirelessly sharing her insights on marketing and algorithms, Phoenix is also well known as a vocal campaigner against scammers and cheaters – particularly on the current big issues of book stuffing and clickfarming.

And now she is being targeted.

Phoenix made a box set free for a few days back in September, advertising on Freebooksy, KND/BookGorilla, and Digital Book World – all legitimate sites – and there was no other promotion involved with this title. No BookBub CPM ads, no Facebook campaign, no tweets, no newsletter swaps, no mailing lists.

On the third day of her free run, Phoenix’s box set was rank-stripped by Amazon, a punishment normally reserved for those who have used clickfarms or bots…

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Mythical Creatures With ~ Kimberly Gould

Author Aoife Marie Sheridan

KIMBERLY GOULD
Creatures Box Set

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A majestic white horse steps out of the mist, sparkling silver mane shifting as she walks, and between her eyes emerges a long, straight horn. Unicorns, from my first introduction to them, have been my favorite mythical beast. I come from the prairies, so I’ve always had a thing for horses, but unicorns sparked my imagination. I remember watching the Last Unicorn and cheering for the return of unicorns at the end. Many unicorns, a musical plushy, a calendar, cross-stitch patterns, filled my room. Anywhere I could squeeze in a unicorn, I did. As I grew older, my imagination became boxed
up, thinking inside the terms of adulthood and my choice of study and career, but lately, as I release that imagination again, to give me new worlds and characters to explore, the unicorn is returning as well.

When Reverie offers to tend her grandmother’s store the summer…

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Sultry and Sinful: The Femmes of Paranormal

Lesfic and Lipstick

Sultry and Sinful: The Femmes of Paranormal

Come tantalize your softer side with this FF paranormal romance anthology. From angels to sirens and many things in between, this erotic romance box set will keep you up all hours of the night, wanting more.
A Limited Edition FF Paranormal Romance and Collection!

 

On Sale for only 99cents until release day of 4/18/2017

Buy Links:
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Julie Morgan
Soul to Capture
Info: As a Succubus, Cora thought she didn’t need love, but when the Seraph Jael opens her eyes to the possibility, all bets are off.
 


Nicole Garcia
Book title: Curse of the Mermaid’s Kiss
Info: Ariadna’s cursed to never fall in love. But, all that will change when she saves a human who’s fallen into the sea she so seeks to escape.
 
 
Louisa Bacio
Book title: Wet:…

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Prowlers & Growlers Paranormal Romance Boxed Set ~ Limited Time #99cent #preorder

Words, Words, Words

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Join the dark side with ***ALL NEW*** stories from some of your favorite NY Times, USA Today, and Award Winning, Bestselling authors.
 

Step into the shadows with witches, werewolves, shifters, vampires, and soul mates: the sizzling hot alphas you love. Are you fated to find your fantasy lover in these seductive,  steamy pages bursting with danger and desire? Claim your book boyfriend now!


 

 
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Featuring Arcane: A Curse Workers Novella by Erzabet Bishop
 
Blurb:
Lies, betrayal and maybe a battery-operated boyfriend…  She’s done with men. But someone needs to tell her wolf.
When Laurel’s Alpha female is found murdered and her Alpha turns up missing, the Briarwood Pack is turned upside down. An unwanted blast from Laurel’s…

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KU Page-Reads May Be Reporting Inaccurately

The Active Voice

Here’s the thing about electrons: no one can see them. That means those of us who produce digital wares are wholly dependent on retailers to report our sales, borrows, or page-reads accurately.

There are some worrisome indications that this may not be happening at Amazon.

Specifically, romance author Becca Fanning says in a Kboards thread that a number of writers have noticed weird changes in their Kindle Unlimited page-read* rates:

For the past few weeks dozens of authors have been reporting that their page read counts on new releases have been … off. Not off by ten percent, but by 50-95%. These are for consistent releases with expected patterns of performance (as expected as you can be in this industry). I don’t want this discussion to get bogged down in conjecture about bad books, bad promos, etc. Sales numbers and sales ranks are as expected, but page reads are drastically lower.

The problem seems to…

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