45 of current top 100 Amazon Bestsellers are Kindle Unlimited titles. Should these free titles (available for fixed monthly sub) be counted in bestseller list?

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45 of current top 100 Amazon Bestsellers are Kindle Unlimited titles. Should these free titles (available for fixed monthly sub) be counted in bestseller list?

Jul 23 2014

Amazon's new "Kindle Unlimited" program that allows unlimited downloads of about 600,000 books (about 500,000 of which are self-published) for a monthly subscription appears to be having a significant impact on Amazon's Top 100 list.

According to industry news source Publishers Lunch, "Amazon's hourly list of the top 100 'paid' Kindle bestsellers appears to be under the steadily growing influence of Kindle Unlimited 'checkouts,' which are counted as part of paid sales. In this morning's check, 45 of the top 100 titles are also available through Kindle Unlimited - and 24 of the top 50 titles. Amazon Publishing's own titles still appear to be benefitting the most, and self-published authors who are not exclusive to Amazon (and therefore not part of KU) seem to have lost the most bestseller slots."

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