Monday, July 6, 2015

A Plea to My Readers about Amazon

There is some amazing feminization and female domination literature out there and I will be reviewing it in the next week.  I've never felt so many five star reviews were necessary in such a short time before.  However, before I do I have a favor to ask you.

I have always prided myself on celebrating feminization.  I review and interview other authors and do everything I can to help them out from covers to brainstorming.  It is for that reason, that I have chosen to end my membership in Kindle Unlimited.  My current plan is to put my new books in there for three month and work on getting my back stock moved to other sites.  My books will always be on Amazon, but they won't be on Kindle Unlimited for much longer.

As a customer though, this is goodbye.  The reason is that Amazon has changed their pay structure.   Authors used to get paid $1.35 if somebody read 10% of your book.  Now, they estimate you get a little more than half a cent for every page they borrow and read.  If an author writes a great 19 page book (like His Bitchy Bully, which contains no feminization, but great female domination and humiliation.), she will get 11 cents.  I can't do that to authors that give me a great story.

Crystal Summers just wrote a story called Caught by His Roommate that made me hate her because she wrote it instead of me.  Caught by His Roommate may be the greatest feminization story since Grounded in Heels.  It's 65 delicious pages long and her cut is 37 cents if it's borrowed and read all the way through.

I can't do this to authors and I hope you can't either.  A good story is going to be read over and over or at least the good parts will.  It doesn't seem to me as a reader that $2.99 is too much to ask and I can buy three great feminization books and still have money left over every month with just the cost of my Kindle Unlimited.

I became a writer for the money, but it's definitely a labor of love. There are much easier ways to make a buck. So far this month, I have had 2,769 pages read.  That should net me $16 at the end of the month.  Under the old system, it would probably have earned me about $90.  By the end of the month, I'll be down a lot, but I can survive.  However, if you do like my books, I'd definitely appreciate that you buy them.


  1. That's a steep drop and I think you're right to get out. I think Amazon is doing a money grab for themselves at the expense of authors.

  2. Another example of a good concept badly executed. I can see why they needed to make the change. A 100 page novella requires a lot more creative effort and time to write than a 10 page story, and should be compensated differently.

    Amazon should have looked at the average length of their self-published titles and prorated the $1.35 based on that. How they came up with such a ridiculously lower amount is beyond me, but hopefully they'll realize what they're losing in terms of authors and KU content and adjust it accordingly.