Making the Enneagram Work for You as a Writer

Huh? Whuzzat? Ennea-what? The enneagram is a model of human consciousness understood as a classification of nine interconnected personality types. I first learned about the Enneagram from an educational psychologist (Herb Pearce—the Enneagram Man—and author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Power of the Enneagram) who used this knowledge in his work. In fact, … Continue reading Making the Enneagram Work for You as a Writer

Scammers Break The Kindle Store

For authors who follow this blog, this is an important issue.

David Gaughran

On Friday, a book jumped to the #1 spot on Amazon, out of nowhere; it quickly became obvious that the author had used a clickfarm to gatecrash the charts.

The Kindle Store is officially broken.

This is not the first time this has happened and Amazon’s continued inaction is increasingly baffling. Last Sunday, a clickfarmed title also hit #1 in the Kindle Store. And Amazon took no action.

Over the last six weeks, one particularly brazen author has put four separate titles in the Top 10, and Amazon did nothing whatsoever. There are many such examples.

I wrote at the start of June about how scammers were taking over Amazon’s free charts. That post led to a phone conversation with KDP’s Executive Customer Relations.

Repeated assurances were given that the entire leadership team at Amazon was taking the scammer problem very seriously indeed. But it was also stressed that the…

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