In a move clearly designed to keep both Kindle forum users and Indie authors happy, Amazon has created a special place within the discussions just for self promotion (although this probably makes far more pure readers happy than authors). It was bound to happen as Kindle owners who use the forums to discuss the e-reading device and their favorite ebooks were mostly tired of being perpetually bombarded with promotional spam from self-published, Indie authors.
Amazon recently created a new community for authors. The `Meet Our Authors’ community is designed to give authors a space to engage with one another and promote their latest and greatest works.
With the advent of the new community, we will no longer allow self promotional posts in other communities. Starting on Monday, May 16th, all “shameless self promotion” activity will be limited to the `Meet Our Authors’ community. Promotional threads outside of these forums will be removed.
We invite authors and interested readers to come join the discussion at:
So far it seems to be a lot of concern about nothing. Still business as usual for Indie authors at Amazon forums, just a little more segmented.
What do you think? Wise move or just putting all those Indies out on their own little island like Gilligan and the castaways?
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