Kindle Unlimited: another opportunity for review scams

Reblogged from Moonlight Reader:

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.

 

https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/140467-kindle-unlimited-reads

 

 

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?