Look, we’ve made it clear that we’re not big fans of Kindle Unlimited. It’s great in theory, but the system is broken—so broken that it’s unclear at this point if it can even be fixed. And one symptom of the broken system that keeps popping up over and over again is the “stuffed” book.
What’s a stuffed book? Glad you asked.
Since authors in Kindle Unlimited get paid by the total number of pages people read of their books, it behooves them to make their books as long as possible. And the way some authors choose to make their books as long as possible is to pack them with as much “bonus content” as humanly possible. They often even add additional, full-length books to their back matter in order to encourage more page reads, so that readers are effectively getting multiple books in one volume. (SIDE NOTE: Amazon has recently tried to crack down on page stuffing scammers, but they’ve got their work cut out for them, and I imagine it’ll take a long time before the problem is completely resolved.)
On the surface, this seems like a great deal for readers. I mean, who DOESN’T want multiple books in one volume? Well...we don’t. And here’s why:
So that’s where WE stand on page stuffing. But what about YOU?