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Kindle self-publishing smacked by spam

I suppose it was only a matter of time before this got on readers' nerves: Spam is hindering Amazon's foray into self-publishing.

Newkindlle A Reuters story posted on Yahoo! reports that "Thousands of digital books, called ebooks, are being published through Amazon's self-publishing system each month. Many are not written in the traditional sense. Instead, they are built using something known as Private Label Rights, or PLR content, which is information that can be bought very cheaply online then reformatted into a digital book.

These ebooks are listed for sale - often at 99 cents - alongside more traditional books on Amazon's website, forcing readers to plow through many more titles to find what they want."

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