How aware are you of the debacle over Amazon’s ACX payments and contracts, and even if you are, do you appreciate the implications this storm has for ALL authors, and not just for those with audio books?
I became aware and interested because I am intending to launch into audiobook production later this year, and the initial reports almost made me wonder why I would even bother doing so. As a result, I’ve decided to go about it using FINDAWAYVOICES instead of ACX, but as I will still be distributing through Amazon ACX, I am following the situation avidly.
So, why should this interest you if you don’t have audiobooks?
It’s all about the fairness of Amazon’s contracts (across the board), the opacity of their reporting and payment calculations, the often deliberately obstructive nature of their ‘help’ agents (particularly if your account has been blocked without any possibility of appeal), and the uncertainty this entire situation has brought to light about the honesty of the company.
Rather than re-hash the post here, I highly recommend you read the ALLi campaign post and help spread the word: alone, we are nothing compared to a company the size of Amazon: together, we have a voice.