So what is Amazon doing to chase out the spammers?
The online Kindle book store is going through all the books it has in order to filter out those that they believe contains undifferentiated content. The task is laborious, since it’s done manually, and as such it’s likely to be a long drawn out affair. Of course, soon there will be many more submissions joining the scene, which makes it even more painstaking.
The spammers had hit upon a novel idea to make some quick cash by selling re-published e-books. The spammers would sell plagiarized content of both copyrighted or out of copyright books under their own names, thereby depriving the original author who worked hard to compile the books in the first place. The use of software such as Autopilot Kindle Cash made the entire process all the more convenient for the spammers, as the entire process of creating a new spam e-book is reduced to just a few button clicks.
Meanwhile, the following is a letter that Amazon has served to one of the spammers.
We’re contacting you regarding books you recently submitted via Kindle Direct Publishing.
Certain of these books are either undifferentiated or barely differentiated from an existing title in the Kindle store. We remove such duplicate (or near duplicate) versions of the same book because they diminish the experience for customers. We notify you each time a book is removed, along with the specific book(s) and reason for removal.
In addition to removing duplicate books from the Kindle store, please note that if you attempt to sell multiple copies or undifferentiated versions of the same book from your account, we may terminate your account.
If you have any questions regarding the review process, you can write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kindle Direct Publishing
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