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Copying another authors book?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by innthe, Apr 16, 2014.

  1. innthe

    innthe Regular Member

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    i was planning on rewriting/spinning an authors ebook i got from tpb and selling it online but how much would i need to change in the book so i wont get in trouble?
     
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    I have rewritten a few ebooks before, however I was not selling them, I was giving them away and uploading them to torrent sites.

    I completely rewritten the eBooks I did, the books was based on forex strategies, basically the strategy was the same, but in different words. I would not make it too obvious what you are writing is copied. ie change everything, every sentence and paragraph.
     
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    Instead of worrying you could just write your own!
     
  4. innthe

    innthe Regular Member

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    would i have to change the images as well as that? should i put a random name on the book cover?
     
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    Boriss Supreme Member

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    I have rewritten ebooks but not for selling, I managed to get my hands on a few ebooks. I was offering the rewritten ebooks for new subscribers to my email list.

    I don't know how it will go for you if you plan to sell the ebook, but make sure you are rewriting every word in the ebook.
     
  6. innthe

    innthe Regular Member

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    if i leave the pictures and images (apart from the cover) unchanged will that be okay?
     
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    You could cite the ebook. E.g. 20 people publish 20 books on the same theory. Just use different words and if you use images, reference them.
     
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    Why not start by rewriting PLR books?
     
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    innosoft Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    i wont recommend it.. its just the idea thats been copyrighted.. not words.. so wat ever u write, it will have same idea.. if u can understand idea and try to produce a different version of idea then you will be good to go..