Amazon’s Importance to US Book Sales Keeps Increasing—for Better or Worse – by Jane Friedman…

Since Hot Sheet started publishing in 2015, Amazon has changed, grown, and dominated more than any other company in the US book publishing industry. While that’s not likely a surprise to anyone, here are the key developments that authors need to know about.

Amazon has pulled back on most of its writer-focused programs

Amazon has doubled down on its own traditional publishing program, Amazon Publishing (APub)

Amazon could be making it difficult for other publishers to break out new novelists

Kindle Unlimited: the ebook subscription service that requires exclusivity has become essential for some genre fiction authors

Amazon creates its own bestseller lists and also dominates its own Kindle bestseller list

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