Does that mean I can publish a copy of the King James Bible, co-authored and edited by Celina Summers? How about the collected works of Dickens? That sounds good, right? — Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens and Celina Summers.
"Please, sir, can I have more (content farmers and spammers "publishing" books on Kindle)?"
That was my original content. Don't steal it — now it's mine. (I thought the parentheses were a nice touch.)
Content farmers and spammers, who are uploading tens of Kindle books per day, are making money through self-publishing platforms without supervision, content screening or plagiarism protocols. And then Amazon wonders why people get upset when they get suckered in. What makes this important for the author is fairly obvious. The Alice in Wonderland version I just paid 99 cents for? It's currently ranked 43 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Fiction > Children's Fiction > Literature > Classics and #83 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Children's eBooks > Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths.
Yep. Ranked that high, and it's not a real book. If that doesn't emphasize the inroads spammers have made into Amazon, I don't know what does. Writers, books like this are why your book can't be found. And until Amazon and other third party sites start to regulate themselves, this trend will continue.
So instead of sending your hard-earned money off to Amazon for a content farmer to turn into the udders of his cash cow, do yourself a favor. Shayne Parkinson, the author whose book Sentence of Marriage was plagiarized and sold under a different author's name, is offering that book for free on Amazon. Get that for your Kindle, and leave the spammer — and Amazon — out of the loop.
And that's the only sales link I'm going to post in this article. I don't even know Shayne, but she deserves better than being victimized by plagiarists.