All the Ways Amazon Rips Off Authors

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How Amazon Steals Author’s Royalties

By the Hon. Dr. Rabbi Sol Adoni

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Amazon discounts Titles and steals from Royalties

Amazon under reports sales and page reads

Amazon has reduced KENP Royalties 25%

Amazon has Monopoly control of Prices on eBooks

Amazon allows returns of digital items

Amazon steals affiliate commissions

Amazon has no 3rd Party audits in place

Amazon refuses to pay authors in 10 Days

Amazon reduces Royalties if not exclusive

Amazon Libels Authors by allow attack fake reviews

I added yet another Amazon scam that the Satanic company Amazon is using to steal author’s royalties. It is how Amazon is told by publishers and Indie Authors to sell their eBooks at a certain level and then Amazon sells at whatever price they want and reduces Authors Royalties based on their chosen price instead of the price the Author or Publisher told Amazon was the list price.

Throughout history any book retailer that discounted did so at their expense, now Amazon the monopoly is saying to all authors and publishers, we don’t care what you list it at, we will discount your book to any price we want and you will lose your royalties in the process.

Sol the list is getting longer and longer with new Amazon scams that allow Amazon to steal royalties. I’m finding these Amazon scam now almost daily. This Amazon royalty stealing scam is what I now call the Amazon discount con game scam that denies an author or publisher from controlling what levels of pricing their brand or eBooks sell at on Amazon.

For centuries a publisher set the wholesale price and suggested retail price. If a retailer discounted a title it came out of their profit which is the difference between the wholesale and retail price.

But, today the publishing industry deals with Amazon, a Satanic company that is a monopoly and doing all it can to truly be the beast of Revelations to publishers and authors.

How can a company be Satanic? When the control of a company is in the hands of one person who is a Satanist, then the things that company does is grounded often in Satanic ritual. As an authority on the Occult, I can tell you when a company is following Satanic rituals in their business life.

The open Satanic influence on Amazon operations is easily seen in the Amazon created Satanic numbering system to put their evil Satanic control on authors books.

Just look at the Amazon item numbering system named by black magician Jeff Bezos who runs Amazon more like a crazed Czar than a normal CEO,the system is a simple Satanic ritual naming practice that is  100% Satanic. The numbering system of Amazon put on all eBooks is named ASIN or A SIN.

How can a number be A SIN? Is it not written in the Book of Revelations that THE BEAST that would control commerce in the end times would use their Satanic control with a number? That number for 90% control of the eBook industry is the Amazon ASIN number.

As Revelations warned, you cannot do business in the end times without using the number of the Beast.

For millenniums Christians have been confused over THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST. I wrote a book on the number and what it really means. As a Hebrew Rabbi well trained in both Gematria and Kabballah and an expert in 13 ancient languages, I can assure you that 666 did not mean Nero who was long dead by the time Revelations was penned around 90 AD.

666 is a number in Hebrew Kabbalah for a word that means literally THE SECRET.

What you didn’t know the top selling book THE SECRET that was heavily promoted by another evil Satanic CEO of a huge company, that being Harpo Productions, the company created by master black magician Oprah Winfrey to control the minds of the masses with the power of Satanic books!

Oh no lovable Oprah is Satanic? In black ritual magic naming ceremonies you often hide things in reverse. Oprah used the black magic naming ritual of reverse names in her company HARPO. Harpo is the reverse of Oprah and that type of reverse naming is 100% a black magic Satanic ritual.

First, some clueless Zika brain level twits that will defend Amazon due to them not being an Author that can make a living writing. They will say dumb stuff like you don’t have to use Amazon.

In the past I’ve pulled my own titles off Amazon because I can, but as the founder of a publishing company I would be harming my stable of Authors if I refused to sell their eBooks on the evil satanic company site of Amazon. The sad reality is Amazon controls over 90% of the eBook market now as estimated by the DOJ in the Amazon V. The Big 5 conspiracy action.

What did I name my publishing company? ADONI which some say is a title of God. I’m not a Satanist so I don’t use reverse names nor create terms using SIN to gain power.

Luckily, I have an eBook portal to sell my eBooks on and we do at prices much higher than Amazon allows. The reason is most of our eBooks are nonfiction that are niche audience targeted, so they will never sell in huge quantities like mass appeal pulp fiction does.

I’ve been writing lately about my battle with Amazon that started publicly last year when I found that the Amazon owned AWS network was being used to pirate some of my top selling works. In a few areas or niches of publishing often called genres I’m a big deal.

My name is a brand in the Occult and Paranormal genres as well as the huge Psychic or Prophecy genre. I have researched the Occult most of my life and I have proven paranormal skills that make many people call me a modern day Prophet. So lots of my writing is grounded in the ancient esoteric knowledge that books such as the Bible were written upon.

I control where and when my books are sold and by whom. I use my titles in exclusive deals to power eBook portals to have my fans join them to buy my latest titles or get them for free. I maintain large mailing lists of my fans that have bought my books since the dawn of the commercial net in the middle 1990’s.

Now back to the newest Amazon scam I found out about recently. My oldest complaint against Amazon as a publisher has been the way the monopoly CONTROLS PRICES. The control is done by Amazon capping the level that eBooks can be sold at.  Amazon is a monopoly with 90% control of the eBook market and a huge control over physical books as well.

eBooks are now 70% or more of unit sales in publishing. In my case they have been 100% of sales since I started my company to publish at first my work and now the work of many authors. Some are modern authors but most are long dead. You know writers such as Shakespeare and Nostradamus as well as Plato and other great writers that include Mark Twain, Baum, Stoker, Shelley, Carroll and Jules Verne.

Amazon uses monopoly control over publishers to cap eBook prices at only $9.99 or an author or publisher loses 59% of royalties if they sell titles over $9.99.

This is why I ignored the Satanic Amazon for most of the past 8 years that they have been trying to take over eBooks.  My work is not pulp fiction it is usually academic analysis often of religious texts and other academic topics such as math and physics.

My work has no large mass appeal usually since the top selling books other than the Bible each year are works of fiction.

So that is why for over 20 years fans of my work have paid 29.99 to 49.99 to read my esoteric or academic work.

So from day 1 on Amazon I bitched and moaned about the fake cap on prices used Amazon of $9.99 or lose most of your royalty.

Now back to the latest Amazon SCAM that steals royalties from Authors. I notice recently that Amazon is not selling at the price I SET for my titles. They discount what they want and take my royalties from the prices I agreed to sell at on Amazon and pay me off the discount price they decide to sell my books at.

If a retailer chooses to discount a companies product in any other industry, the discounting comes out of the retailers pocket not the suppliers. Only a damn monopoly can do this scam. They give the published and authors the scam illusion of price control set by a publisher or Indie Author on the monopoly only to have Amazon then lower prices at their whim and take the discount out of authors royalties. This is 100% theft of royalties.

Here are the main ways Amazon is stealing royalties from Authors since these things all reduce the royalties Authors make from the eBook Monopoly known as Amazon.

Amazon discounts Titles and steals from Royalties

This is what this article is about. Amazon ignores prices set by publishers and authors and sells at discounted prices and reduces the royalties to authors and publishers.

Amazon under reports sales and page reads

This article has my own experience with Amazon where I was targeted for ROYALTY THEFT after I became publicly critical of Amazon.

Amazon has reduced KENP Royalties 25%

This article points to the KU or Kindle Unlimited SCAM that Amazon is using to steal lots of royalties due to authors. The program is now 6 months old and it has reduced royalties paid per page by 25% in 6 months. Amazon doesn’t freeze the royalty rate despite authors and publishers being stuck in Select Agreements for 3 months.

Amazon has Monopoly control of Prices on eBooks

If you sell below or above certain pricing points created by Amazon you will lose 50% of your Royalty. That is SETTING PRICES and as a monopoly Amazon is GUILTY OF IT.

Amazon allows returns of digital items

I haven’t addressed this in an article yet, but Amazon does the absolute NO NO of allow consumers to return digital items. There is no such thing in the world of technology. Now that consumers are aware of this royalty stealing system of Amazon taking back an Authors royalty owed to them from a Sale, Authors and Publishers and now reporting obscene return rates that used to run under 1% to now 5% and even over 10% of sales for some authors and publishers. eBook files are DIGITAL GOODS and such goods are routinely considered NONRETURNABLE by Tech companies!

Amazon steals affiliate commissions

Over and over Amazon is trying to cancel long term affiliate accounts that Amazon must pay commission on for traffic when that traffic buy something. When Amazon cancels an affiliate they still keep the traffic and don’t just display a page saying not available. They act like nothing is wrong and STEAL COMMISSIONS by making the traffic FREE TO AMAZON with no commissions.

Amazon has no 3rd Party audits in place

Amazon refuses to release public figures for how much they sell in books, eBooks and Kindles. It’s a joke really when you read their financial reports how little they reveal to investors about how much control they have over the publishing industry.

Amazon refuses to pay authors in 10 Days

Amazon has a MONEY TRANSMITTER LICENSE in Washington State and it states THE LAW IS that a company such as Amazon engaged in 3rd Party sales MUST PAY THE PARTY DUE MONIES WITHIN 10 DAYS. Instead Amazon holds it for up to 90 days. This is BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN ROYALTIES people and the interest alone Amazon makes in overnight money markets and such is a huge amount. So Amazon is breaking the LAW in WA State by using other peoples MONEY if they don’t pay the authors and publishers within 10 days.

Amazon reduces Royalties if not exclusive

A major scam I haven’t written about yet, this is how Amazon dupes many authors into Select the ‘exclusive’ Amazon deal. They openly show if you don’t give Amazon EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS to your books, you will not earn FULL ROYALTIES in many markets. This is an illegal use of monopoly powers to force authors and publishers into unfair exclusive contracts with Amazon. Such exclusive contracts are a clear violation of anti-trust laws in the USA since they stop competition and free trade.

Amazon Libels Authors by allow attack fake reviews

Amazon rarely removes attack fake reviews, even when the attack fake reviews include nasty name calling and such public abuse is LIBEL when printed. So as the defacto publisher of libelous fake reviews, once you give Amazon notice of the libel reviews, if they refuse to remove the reviews they are the publisher of it and guilty of LIBEL.

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