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Recipes eBook on Amazon - Duplicate Content Issues?

Discussion in 'Associated Content & Writing Articles' started by pirx2030, Mar 21, 2014.

  1. pirx2030

    pirx2030 Junior Member

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    Hello,

    I have a mobile app on Apple Appstore, which is full of various recipes. Now I'm thinking about releasing an eBook on Amazon (for Kindle only) which would include the most popular recipes from the app (I just want to test the eBook waters).

    Recipes are not copyrighted in the US ("Copyright law does not protect recipes that are mere listings of ingredients. Nor does it protect other mere listings of ingredients such as those found in formulas, compounds, or prescriptions."), however, what if Amazon finds "duplicate" content in my eBook? Do they even screen recipe eBooks? Most of my recipes are from various websites (copy/paste) and some are modified a little to my personal liking (less sugar, less fat, etc.).

    I would appreciate if someone could share their experience or thoughts about this.

    Thanks.
     
  2. spmcnerd

    spmcnerd Regular Member

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    Just pull anything where the author might write something personal as a part of a story to get more content.
    Ingredients, How to +your jive
    Not sure how Amazon handles it but you could point them to chilling effect and have a look at their laws (1st).
    If you have 1000 recipes and someone thinks one is theirs then that's only 1-1000. I would guess Amazon's "checker" would show up with low %s

    Good luck
     
  3. pirx2030

    pirx2030 Junior Member

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    Thanks for the info (wasn't aware of the chilling effect). Yep, no other author content will be included. I have my own intros, but the recipes are mostly copy/pasted (measurements and ingredients).
     
  4. nightbird

    nightbird Newbie

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    I think the bigger question would be: Do you think anyone will want to purchase the ebook once they realize with a quick google search of the recipe titles that they are easily available for free online? Or do you suppose most people won't bother doing that? Also..I've read the recipe ebook market is incredibly over-saturated..so you might want to think of a way to make yours stand out from the pack..like perhaps a little known type of cuisine? :)
     
  5. pirx2030

    pirx2030 Junior Member

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    @nightbird: I've learned that the people are ready to pay for convenience. I have a website with around 13 articles on it and I sell an eBook (on the site only) that has all the articles + 3 bonus articles. It costs 4.99 USD and I've sold many copies. I too am ready to pay for convenience. :)

    It's true that recipe market is saturated, but my experience shows, that "saturated" markets are good to be in. There is room for everyone. I'll do a top notch cover and hire someone on iWriter to make everything perfect. We'll see how it goes then.
     
  6. albimorkal

    albimorkal Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    ^ Absolutely agree. When someone says a market is "saturated" what they are really saying is that the market makes so much money they don't need any more competition
     
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