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.