Umm... ok. Then why isn't there a similar adjustment every month? Why only the month that saw a large number of scam books removed? Many of whom were racking in millions of pages read and also claiming All Star bonuses.
This is the first time we've seen this adjustment. It's probably due to Amazon doing some internal accounting and realizing they flubbed up. Want easy proof it's not some weird scam-money-redistribution? Take your total amount of pages read in may, then divide that by your total monetary adjustment for US dollars. Compare the resulting number with others.
If it were a flat disbursement based on merit (divvied out based on pages read), everyone would have the same $$$ per page read (with high earners making thousands and low earners making peanuts).
You only need two points of data to prove that isn't what is going on, and I've already gathered those two points.
Everyone has a varied amount of money earned as a relationship to total pages read. Hence, this is fixing an accounting flaw, not gifting you money from former scammers.
Edit: ignore this, I was wrong!