Publisher protests as Amazon Japan cuts back its KU offering

Publisher protests as Amazon Japan cuts back its KU offering

After underestimating the ferocity of Japan's manga fans, Amazon has made major adjustments to the contents of its Kindle Unlimited offer in the country, while dropping some publishers from the service altogether.

Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited all-you-can-read subscription service is far from unlimited in Japan, and bereft of content, the nation’s leading broadcaster NHK has claimed.

Launched in August this year, by September the company had run into trouble with its Kindle Unlimited service, where subscribers paid ¥980 - about £8 - a month for unlimited access to 120,000 Japanese books, mang...

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