OK, if Amazon can kill Internet spam, all is forgiven and we start fresh.
Spammers have begun flooding with Amazon Kindle bookstore with bogus e-books, Reuters reports. The story quotes one source as saying: “One tactic involves copying an e-book that has started selling well and republishing it with new titles and covers to appeal to a slightly different demographic.” Cynics might joke that this is just “publishing as usual,” but this is potentially injurious to Amazon’s reputation. . . .
The article goes on to state that “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.” Many spammers are utilizing Private Label Rights, or PLR content, which “is information that can be bought very cheaply online then reformatted into a digital book.”