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Moonlight Reader

Lawyer, mother, avid reader. Game host extraordinaire! Partner in crime to Obsidian Black Plague! My bookish weaknesses include classics, fantasy, YA, and agreeing to read more books than is even remotely possible.

Currently reading

Capital Crimes: London Mysteries: A British Library Crime Classic (British Library Crime Classics)
Martin Edwards
Progress: 105/410 pages
Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection
Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Fry

Kindle Unlimited: another opportunity for review scams

Not surprisingly, kindle unlimited provides new and improved methods by which authors can engage in review swapping - with KU, for just $9.99 per month, self-published authors can review swap one another AND get a download payment.


If the $1.88 payment that I have seen bandied about holds true, it will take only 5 tit-for-tat swaps with a "read" to 10% to pay for participation. Anything above that is just free money at amazon's expense.


At least one Goodreads group has already started to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.





It currently has 117 members. Maybe, though, if enough authors Scam-azon, Amazon will decide to give a shit that their review program is in shambles. I'm not holding my breath. You?