Amazon has just removed thousands of self-published e-books from the Kindle Store for violating the companies terms of service. Any book that had the three keywords; Kindle, Free and Bestseller were subject to removal.
Two weeks ago Amazon sent out thousands of emails to authors, letting them know that their title or e-book description contained one of the bad keywords. If an author did not make any changes in their Kindle Direct Publishing dashboard, there is a strong likelihood that the offending book was delisted.
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.