Saturday, June 18, 2011

New Troubles in E-Authorship

I've been a little bemused by the high number of self published digital downloads in Amazon's bookshelves these days. I vacillate between glorying in the coming age of the "Author as King," spawning a new revolution in literature...and rolling my eyes at sub-par syntax and half formed characters. Heck though, at 99 cents, who can complain?

It seems like the authors themselves can. Is this a case of "What technology giveth, technology can taketh away?"

According to Reuters, spammers are getting their 99 cents too, often at the author's expense.

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