Pandemic Profiteering

During the beginning of the pandemic, Teleread posted an article about the ebook and audiobook programs that were being made more accessible by companies to consumers trapped at home. However, alongside these announcements they included a troubling trend within Amazon’s self publishing market. Many Amazon “authors” were plagiarizing news articles about the pandemic and including them in bind up books they claimed they wrote as informational resources for any concerned consumers seeking medical information about the crisis. Amazon seems to have curbed some of these books from popping up in their searches, but the trend is disheartening all the same that people would try to profit off of this tragedy.

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