Spam clogging Amazon's Kindle self-publishing (via @ben_hr)

This older article from June last year ties back to a recent article on plagiarism that I linked to, as well as complementing this similar piece from July 2011 about spam on Amazon's Kindle store. With a vast number of self-published e-books flooding into the market, it's not trivial trying to separate out real content from dross.

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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