Mike Essex

1. "We're not one-reader-fits-all." Also See 10 Things Prepaid Card Issuers Won't Tell You 10 Things Baristas Won't Tell You 10 Things Electronics Retailers Won't Say When her Sony Reader's battery stopped holding a charge, Kelly (last name withheld for privacy) decided to replace it with a Kindle Touch. But she says she had to use illegal cracking software to transfer her e-books, which had been formatted so that they could only be accessed on Sony products. "They're my books," Kelly says. "I bought them. I don't see why I shouldn't keep them." Publishers and e-book sellers take a

Folks looking to make a quick buck have turned to selling spammy and stolen e-books on the Kindle Store. A few months after the problem first made the news, it appears that Amazon has started cracking down.

These e-books are either plagiarized copies of copyrighted works by other authors or are thrown together from “private label rights” content, which can be bought very cheaply online and quickly formatted into an e-book. Some software bundles hundreds of thousands of PLR articles together. DVDs like “Autopilot Kindle Cash” makes the process as close to automatic as possible.

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