I want to be the first to say that I’m saddened at the fact that someone would do this. What is worse is that people think this is the only way they can actually get a reading order for an Author. No, you DO NOT HAVE TO PAY to get a reading order from ANY AUTHOR (at least none that I’m aware of).
Authors list all of their published books on their websites for FREE, they then have links to sites such as Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Good Reads for you to go and purchase them. These books that are listed are also shown in a “reading order” and broken down into the series they match with.
YOU DO NOT EVER HAVE TO PAY FOR A READING ORDER. Do not be fooled by these jerks on Amazon who are attempting to do this.
I am posting this because one of my favorite authors found something like this on Amazon today. She made a point to say over Twitter all of the things I have listed above. So please do not be fooled by these people.
I do find it hard to believe that you can’t at least report this person to Amazon somehow. But hey, maybe if enough talk gets around Amazon will go take a look themselves.
Do not be fooled by these people, and always check the Author’s website for not only the reading order list but also any new books that may be coming out.