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Ebook marketer ordered to pay Amazon US$75,000

Amazon has won US$75,000 (A$104,000) in an arbitration case against ebook marketer Thomas Glenn of the Dominican Republic, reports GeekWire.

The case was one of five arbitration demands that the company filed in 2017 in an effort to crack down on alleged abuse of its Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) system.

Glenn created a website called FreeBookService.com that promises authors to ‘explode your book ranking’ in the KDP system for a fee. Amazon alleged that Glenn profited from manipulating rankings by ‘deceiv[ing] Amazon customers about the veracity of Amazon Best Sellers’ and violated KDP’s terms of service by inflating readership numbers. According to Amazon’s complaint, Glenn’s website made more than US$800,000 (A$1.1m) in sales revenue.

Amazon is asking the court to bar Glenn from accessing any of Amazon’s services.

 

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