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April 20th, 2012

Spam Books

An article in Fortune highlights a true first world problem: spam books on Amazon.

Lots of titles are affected. Doing a search for a common title – or part of it – often brings up a knock-off book as the first result. Sound familiar? Yeah, it’s kind of like search engine spam. But now it’s with books.

The books are self-published, sometimes through one of Amazon’s own tools. So if you’re interested in writing The Girl with the Tattoo Dragon, Blunk, or A Million Pieces, you’re in luck! Although, really, it’s only a matter of time until Amazon takes care of this. I hope.

Posted in Consumer Commentary, Just Plain Odd

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