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Copyscape and the Amazon Kindle Store (ebooks)

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by SamyContent, Sep 10, 2014.

  1. SamyContent

    SamyContent Newbie

    Feb 6, 2014
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    Full time Content Provider in Spanish, English and
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    I was going to hire a ghostwriter to write me some ebooks but I bump into an issue. It seems like Copyscape can not scan the inside of the ebooks available on Amazon. Well at least, the beginning (the preview) that is available on Amazon. What if the writer publish his work before submitting it to me.

    Is there a way to detect plagiarism when it comes to ebooks? Any help is appreciated!

    Thank you!
  2. lord1027

    lord1027 Elite Member

    Sep 20, 2013
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    You can use plagium and manually copy-paste the text.
  3. archon10

    archon10 BANNED BANNED

    Oct 10, 2011
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    I always found plagiarism by copy/pasting a sentence into Google. Writers are dumb and think that switching out words and leaving structure isn't plagiarism. It's amazing how many writers do this and some of them claim to be college grads (probably University of Phoenix grads).

    A lot of plagiarizers also plagiarize their profiles and portfolio content. That's a red flag. Also, if the links to references don't match the English with their conversations, probably plagiarizer. Check references. If they plagiarize, their references are probably plagiarized too. This is an easy one, because most cheap writers don't know that switching out words is plagiarism, so they do it with their references too.

    Avoid writer teams. Guaranteed plagiarism with teams.

    Plagiarizers don't normally pull from ebooks. They copy from websites. It's easier.