Pay all Kindle authors through direct deposit

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Kindle authors from developing countries like Nigeria are paid their royalties by check 60 days after they have hit a $100 payment threshold.

The check which is paid by snail mail is often stolen on transit, depriving authors of their royalties. As a result of these factors, many authors becone demotivated and abandon their Kindle Direct Publishing business.

The end result is that humanity gets deprived of works of literature that would have contributed to the enrichment of civilization. 

Most, if not all these authors have bank accounts where their royalties could be deposited on request. But that payment method is reserved for authors from 40 developing countries.

A message from Amazon indicated that payments by check would be phased out last year. But that plan was mysteriously abandoned.

And yet, that is what needs to happen to motivate authors from developing countries to keep writing: the assurance that they can get their royalties on request and safely from Kindle Direct Publishing the Amazon subsidiary.

If this petition works, it will lead to thousands of happy publishers from poor countries having a dependable income stream.

If it fails, the authors from these countries are likely to keep getting discouraged and abandoning book writing as a business. This will stunt literary development in our world.



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