Kodansha: Amazon Japan’s Kindle Subscription Service Removes Over 1000 Titles

October 10, 2016 - Kindle Unlimited

Kindle Unlimited use offers titles for monthly fee; Kobunsha also claims dismissal of 550 titles

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Japanese publisher Kodansha lodged a criticism with online tradesman Amazon Japan on Monday after Amazon private some-more than 1,000 Kodansha titles from a Kindle Unlimited e-book subscription service.

Amazon Japan launched a use in Japan on Aug 3. The subscription use allows users to review titles on offer for a monthly fee. The use offers 120,000 Japanese publications, and about 1.2 million unfamiliar publications. The Wall Street Journal reports – citing a source in a Japanese edition attention – that Amazon would compensate publishers a year-end reward for each user that review adult to 10% of an offering publication, in serve to unchanging fees. According to a source, manga, magazines, and print collections began disintegrating from a use in mid-August. The Japan Times additionally emd a edition attention source that settled Amazon told a publishers a bill ran out after some titles saw direct over what Amazon expected.

Amazon pronounced in an email matter to The Wall Street Journal that “titles frequently stagger in and out of a catalog.” The matter remarkable that this is common in subscription services for any medium.

Kodansha‘s criticism claimed that Amazon done a “one-sided decision” to mislay a titles, but informing a publisher beforehand, and serve settled that Amazon had private a titles on a dusk of Sep 30. Kodansha asked that Amazon recur a tiles’ removal.

Japanese publisher Kobunsha also claimed on Monday that Amazon private 550 of a titles from a service.

Sources: The Japan Times, The Wall Street Journal (Megumi Fujikawa)

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