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Plagiarized Books Remain A Huge Problem on Amazon

Publishers Marketplace provided this link concerning the plagiarized self-publishing of e-books on Amazon.   The article initially appeared on June 5, 2016, in “The Atlantic” magazine.  I’ve consistently (tragically) pointed out instances of prolific offenders who take advantage of bona fide authors by placing plagiarized works via Amazon.  The company […]


GONE GIRL – The Bad, The Ugly, and The Good

I don’t routinely do much book reviewing and can’t remember the last time I provided one. But I recently stayed up until 3 a.m. to finish GONE GIRL. And I’m bringing up Ms. Flynn’s book because she steps all over a couple of my rules. One pertains to using a […]


Hugh Howey and WOLL and Successful E-Book Pricing

In this piece I’m offering excerpts from an interview with Jupiter, Florida’s, Hugh Howey, who’s had substantial success by selling his WOLL Sci-Fi series in a digital format for $.99 per volume.  To get an idea of how well regarded Mr. Howey is with Amazon, the firm’s vice president of […]


More on Evaluating Book Reviews

Properly evaluating book reviews is not easy, as reviewers come in three categories:  the academician who reviews work for scholarly purposes or pursuits, the professional critic who writes for a newspaper, magazine, or some other established media, and the lay reader who offers abundant opinions on the Internet and elsewhere. […]