I’ve mentioned this a couple times in my Asimov Hour videos lately, but there’s some shadowy stuff going on at Amazon lately, and it seems to potentially target innocent authors as diabolical system-cheaters.

I’m still researching it, so I’m going to reserve judgement, but I will say that the potential for Amazon to shut down an author account unfairly and without warning is really discouraging to an author who isn’t even published yet. KDP and KU are supposed to be powerhouses that can launch self-publishing careers, but now they come with campfire-level horror stories. What’s a young indie to do?

I will be trying to figure that out for myself. In the meantime, here’s an article on teleread.org that discusses some of the issues that have been popping up. It seems that the frequency of such cases is increasing since this article was written.