Don’t buy an ebook if the cover has been stripped

Simon & Schuster included the standard stripped book warning in the ebook you see at left.

Yes, it's laughable, but I'm going to use it to my advantage. Whenever an ebook just has a generic cover (or it's missing the real cover image), I'm going to complain that it's been stripped.

YFrog via Jane l of Dear Author

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: "I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

1 Comment on Don’t buy an ebook if the cover has been stripped

  1. I tweeted that a few weeks ago and covered the removal of proper print covers for generics over a year ago in depth:

    I’m glad it’s FINALLY getting some traction. I hate seeing one cover in a Kindle listing, downloading a sample, and find out Random House gave it their generic crap. There is NO excuse for this at all. It is misrepresentation, if not outright fraud. Amazon should hammer the publishers about this.

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