Amazon Has A Fake Book Problem

THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT TO READ IF YOU UTILIZE AMAZON.

David Gaughran

Fake books – powered by clickfarms – are gatecrashing Amazon’s charts. And despite being aware of the issue for well over a year, Amazon has failed to resolve it.

If you look at the Kindle Store Best Seller charts right now, and click over to Free Books, you will see that the Top 20 currently has five suspicious-looking titles.

None of them have reviews. All were published in the last week. They have no Also Boughts – meaning they have had very few sales. Each of these titles are around 2,500 pages long, seem to have duplicated content, and are enrolled in Kindle Unlimited.

What is going on here?

For over fifteen months now, scammers have been raiding the Kindle Unlimited pot using a well-worn trick. They usually pilfer the content first of all – often by stealing an author’s original work and running it through a synonymizer – and…

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IntrovertPRESS Author Spotlight: Rob Cooke

Rob Cooke’s Author Spotlight on IntrovertPRESS

Moonshiner’s Legacy     Sara’s Swamp Blues

Coming soon: The Lost Song of Miriam Landry

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Rob Cooke wrote early scenes of Moonshiner’s Legacy while undergoing treatment for cancer. He took his kids to the library, checked every book about the era in his novels and built the story one page at a time. The whole family was involved. From those research adventures with his kids, his series began. Moonshiner’s Legacy starts with Bo Barnum and his pursuits of handling the family moonshine business. Sara, his daughter, and granddaughter to a Creole Indian, is the focus of Sarah’s Swamp Blues.

Rob’s stories unfold with dynamic roots growing into the deep Southern culture of 1920’s Arkansas and Louisiana. Receiving 5-star reviews, Sara’s Swamp Blues continues the legacy into the violence and tumult of the 1950’s. Rob himself is from Nebraska and has a passion for Depression Era themes, especially the music of that time period. He is also a budding guitar, banjo and harmonica player.

Connect with Rob here. Please re-post and re-tweet to support Rob!

Thanks for visiting the IntrovertPRESS site. We are pleased to spotlight our authors and their literary ventures. If you would like to see the authors supported by IntrovertPRESS click here.

The Writer’s Space

Strictly for self published authors, or authors published thru small presses only – but no traditional or vanity presses.

The Writer’s Space is celebrating indie authors.

If you’d like some buzz about your book and would like to be featured in the “Author Promo” send in your details as a message to Shirani Rajapakse. You can also tweet her here.

Strictly for self published authors, or authors published thru small presses only – but no traditional or vanity presses.

Here’s what you need to send in:

Your name, the name of the book, genre, something about the book – a blurb would do, a short quote from the book, an author photo, a photo of the book, links to the book (where it can be bought) and links to your blog, FB page Twitter etc, or anyplace you want people to contact you.

Also include a short author bio (max 200 words). Please note only one book per author, so if y’all have zillions of books please select one for this promo. Trying to give everyone a chance.

Launching a book?

There’s a new section coming up for book launches.

It will include the same information as the book promo with some additional details. Contact Shirani on FB to discuss this further.

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Author Networking

Let’s face it….we thought writing the novel was the hard part. And it was. It was VERY hard. So it seems almost like undue penalty that we, as indie authors, have to battle social media to sell our books in a cyber atmosphere of seemingly unending dead ends.

Give a long sigh. Maybe pour a few fingers of whisky. Whatever you need to do… to prepare for that foul bastion of mmm….mmmarrr….ok, say it with me:

MARKETING.

Take the first step. Join forces with authors everywhere – including here – let’s utilize one another to place our books in front of a multitude of potential readers. It’s not the solution to becoming a best seller — but it is a solid step in combating obscurity. That’s the real enemy – obscurity.

Let’s fight it… TOGETHER! Join us: Introvert PRESS.

 

Who likes space?

This is the link to my book, Continuity. Its basically the story of all of us. Human beings. How we evolve as a civilization. One peek at our historical timeline will tell anyone that humanity is forever learning more, understanding more, and expanding our perception of what our reality is. The world used to be flat. The sun used to be the center of the universe.

Well, I want to know what’s next. So I wrote the story that I think should happen. Humanity finally finds its place in the universe.