Sehr traurige Entwicklung

Seit langer Zeit nutze ich Novelrank, um eine Idee meiner Verkäufe über die amazon-Plattform zu bekommen – als Nicht-SPler eine der wenigen Möglichkeiten dafür. Heute durfte ich folgende Nachricht des Betreibers lesen:

On August 21st, Amazon decided that after 9 years, without warning, NovelRank violated their Terms of Use. They deleted a few thousand dollars of affiliate revenue I was due from the last year. They removed access to Canada and all Europe domains. Appeals were rejected.

NovelRank costs about $3000/year for just the web server and earns less than $15,000/year total. It’s free for anyone to use; it adds value for authors and doesn’t take away from Amazon in any way. Truth be told, it promotes it. I don’t know what’s going to happen next, but my income has been dropped to $0, and this is my livelyhood. I just thought you should know.

Regretfully,
Mario Lurig

Das ist sehr, sehr bedauerlich.