What Will I Have to Do?
Anything Else I Should Know?
Amazons Review Guidelines (10/3/22) state:
Authors and publishers can continue to give readers free or discounted copies of their books if they don't require a review in exchange or try to influence the review. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=14279631
That means you can still give away free copies in the HOPES of getting reviews, but you can't give away free copies "in exchange for a review."
Can I give free books to reviewers using the AuthorsXP downloading system if my book is in Kindle Unlimited (KDP Select)?
Amazon is a tad vague in this area. You can find all kinds of quotes on websites from other people---some authors report they were told directly by Amazon employees that it was fine to give out review copies while in KDP Select --- there are cut and copied quotes from past iterations of Amazon's site that imply it is okay if the book is shared by email and for the purposed of 'improving or proofreading ...'
If you want to be safe, don't use an automatic free download service for reviewers if you are ALREADY PUBLISHED IN KDP Select. But you CAN gift your book to reviewers through Amazon. Since you get 70% back, it only costs you a fraction of the cost in the end. Just use this button on your book's page. This will also make the reviews you get verified!
You can also use your KDP FREE DAYS. We'll send you the email addresses of the readers who want to review your book, and you can let them know the date the book will be available for free on Amazon and ask them to download it then!