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Amazon Kindle Spam: Direct Publishing System Gets Gummed By Influx Of Junk eBooks


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#1 Animal

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 01:04 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Spam has hit the Kindle, clogging the online bookstore of the top-selling eReader with material that is far from being book worthy and threatening to undermine Amazon.com Inc's publishing foray.

Thousands of digital books, called ebooks, are being published through Amazon's self-publishing system each month. Many are not written in the traditional sense.

Instead, they are built using something known as Private Label Rights, or PLR content, which is information that can be bought very cheaply online then reformatted into a digital book.

These ebooks are listed for sale -- often at 99 cents -- alongside more traditional books on Amazon's website, forcing readers to plow through many more titles to find what they want.

Aspiring spammers can even buy a DVD box set called Autopilot Kindle Cash that claims to teach people how to publish 10 to 20 new Kindle books a day without writing a word.

This new phenomenon represents the dark side of an online revolution that's turning the traditional publishing industry on its head by giving authors new ways to access readers directly.


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Posted 18 June 2011 - 04:53 PM

So...when I saw Diane Sawyer and Huckleberry Fin and Gone With The Breeze....those weren't typos?
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 03:40 PM

So...when I saw Diane Sawyer and Huckleberry Fin and Gone With The Breeze....those weren't typos?

:hysterical: :lmao:
Those aren't typos. Nobody would actually make those mistakes.




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