How The Big 5 Publishers Hobbled The Amazon Unlimited Launch
Amazon Unlimited was dubbed the Netflix of books. That is correct as long as you imagine a Netflix consisting of an endless array of low-budget indie releases and some major small-studio films. In truth, Amazon's new $9.99 all-you-can-read service features no books by "big 5″ trade publishers, an issue on which Amazon has remained mum.
I've asked Amazon for clarification but haven't heard back. However, if you look at the list of popular titles on the Unlimited list, all of them are either published by smaller publishers