Amazon now heavily discouraging focused website promotion of free Kindle books
February 24, 2013 | 10:53 am
There’s been indication for awhile that Amazon has been shifting emphasis from their various free-Kindle book promos to get more attention for Kindle books that bring them revenue (considering news that their margins are thin, partially due to reinvestment in expansion and jobs), although the free-Kindle book carrot will continue to be offered.
They just no longer want them promoted … at least not as a focus on websites belonging to Amazon affiliates.
This week brings news of a stronger effort on Amazon’s part to strongly discourage affiliate website promotion of those free Kindle books, an action which will have an effect on authors who have relied on the free-book promotions but will now see little activity on those books if people have a difficult time ever finding the promotions.