Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Sunday June 19, 2011

Spam Clogging Amazon’s Kindle Self-publishing

It was bound to happen sooner or later; spammers have found a niche in Amazon’s Kindle self-publishing domain. Spammers are exploiting the system Amazon designed to help aspiring writers publish their own work. The spammers are using the system to plagiarize established author’s works and sell them as their own, raking in up to 70% of the sales.

"It’s getting to be a more widespread problem," said Susan Daffron, president of Logical Expressions, a book and software publishing company. "Once a few spammers find a new outlet like this, hoards of them follow."