The image above of the highly-rated, genuine book by Margaret G. Cahill is just to highlight the word "fraud" as it's more that than just "spam," the word given it in many news reports. The self-publishing part of Amazon is being played by people who are not authoring books of their own, and ZDNet's story on this gives a succint overall-view and leads to other stories on it.
' Reuters reports that spam has taken form on the self-publishing platform for several factors--namely how cheap and easy it is to republish another work already available, or to just make something else up altogether:
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. '
ZDNet also links to a rebuttal from the Autopilot people and their fans. You can read their letter there. Amazon really must do something about it.
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