Amazon will pay some authors for every page you read instead of every book you download

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We will see more and more of these systems paying people according to data. This week I was even having a discussion with someone who was forecasting a world were taxes would be exclusively data driven. How much you used various infrastructures (trains, roads) would for example be taken into account to determine your income tax. _Amazon is introducing a new system that completely upends the way authors and publishers make money from their books. Starting next month, the company will pay authors based on the number of pages people read from their books — not the number of copies sold._

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