At present authors can upload e-books to the Kindle store for free. Many of these “books” are being priced at 99 cents to compete with the most popular titles. Confusion reigns and by the time you download a 99-cent book, you may not even know you have bought into what is essentially a scam.If you knock the cap off the fire hydrant, you can't be surprised when you get soaked.
The end result is that thousands — and potentially tens of thousands — of bogus books are being uploaded, making all the more difficult for readers to discover legitimate and worthy content.
Friday, June 17, 2011
Publishing Perspectives on the unintended consequences of Amazon's self-publishing platform: