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Re: Private Label Rights
Posted: Oct 8, 2015 12:24 PM   in response to: R. C. Butler in response to: R. C. Butler
 
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To be clear:

It doesn't even matter if the PLR content isn't "freely available on the web." Amazon has expressly told PLR users that they won't publish the books. It's not because the content--such as it is--is "freely available," it's because it's not original. They may well know that 100 other people, above and beyond Melanie, endeavored to publish the SAME book. PLR books are only publishable when, like any other publisher, the publisher-in-question buys the exlcusive rights. Just like a magazine buying an article from a writer, or Random House buying a book from an author for publication.

Otherwise, Amazon could be stuck with unhappy customers, having purchased the same book on any given topic from 5 different sellers, each having given it a different title, and a different cover, and "done some editing on it." Just like they don't want someone here publishing two copies of the same book, with slightly different covers and titles, they don't want the same content being recycled, either. (n.b.: if Createspace gets complaints, you'll run into the same problem there.)

PLR is mostly just commonly-known and widely available information being recycled to people like Melanie. I've seen "books" that were the type of free pamphlets you see in Doctor's waiting offices. It's ridiculous.

By the way: I realize that you accidentally pushed "publish," but I'm not sure that Amazon will. As someone else here noted, you can, not necessarily, will, get in big trouble for trying to republish the material. It's unfortunate that you were provided bad information. Amazon has been known to shut down a publisher's entire account. However, if something happens, try to explain that you were given the wrong information, and it wasn't your intention to skirt their rules; you simply didn't understand, asked for help here on the forum, and were misdirected. Hopefully, that will keep you out of hot water. Be prepared though--if you've done this before, Amazon may review all the books that you have published. If they find other PLR books in there, you could have issues, unless you've substantially (at least 30% is probably a safe-ish figure) revised them and added new, unique-to-you content. Republishing content about which Amazon has already given you a warning is always a bad idea, without either discussing it with them, directly (like folks who have cookbooks out there with recipes also on their blog), or making alterations.

Good luck to you.

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R. C. Butler

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Re: Private Label Rights
Posted: Oct 8, 2015 12:38 PM   in response to: booknookbiz in response to: booknookbiz
 
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Exclusive rights are not a requirement per the TOC nor are they always enforced. there are "some" public domain publications which have been accepted by KDP in the past. As to the possibility of a ban, the OP did not attempt to republish, they were sent a notice from amazon as to what to do, then correctly indicated that they had licenced rights for the book and followed the instructions in the email. If Amazon subsequently reject the book for the PLR licence I don't see how they can take further action aside from the rejection as the OP was not informed that the book was rejected only asked to confirm they held publication rights which they do. The content guidelines do not specifically say PLR or PD books can not be published, only that they have the right to reject these on an item by item basis.

Createspace rarely, if ever, rejects a title for PLR just as they rarely reject Public Domain works so long as you can prove the book is PD in all locations it is being sold.
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Re: Private Label Rights
Posted: Oct 8, 2015 1:42 PM   in response to: R. C. Butler in response to: R. C. Butler
 
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R.C.:

There are probably hundreds, if not thousands of posts on this forum about Private Label Rights-branded books. In fact, there are at least 12 threads' worth of search results, if you type "Private Label Rights" into the search box here. If you search on that, or PLR, you get the same page full of results. And that's limiting the search to 2014.

It's highly unfortunate that this woman was caught by these resellers, and I feel sorry for her. However, it was fairly reliably reported here about two years ago that PLR sellers' accounts were being shut down after non-compliance or republishing the same book. I'm hoping that that doesn't happen to her, but it absolutely has happened to others.

Offered solely FWIW.

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Bill Graper

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Re: Private Label Rights
Posted: Nov 19, 2017 1:30 AM   in response to: melanie fell in response to: melanie fell
 
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You could sell them on your own website. You would just be missing out on all of the daily traffic from Amazon. It's so difficult to make money with all of the rules. I'm stuck on the stupid tax Nexus laws for each state, county, city, etc... I don't know why people make things so difficult for us to make a living outside of our daily 'waste our lives away' jobs. I hope you found your niche. I'm just getting started.
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Re: Private Label Rights
Posted: Nov 26, 2017 12:25 PM   in response to: Bill Graper in response to: Bill Graper
 
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Hi Bill thanks for your reply...I agree on how difficult people make things for us to make a living. I did find my niche I work for a health and wellness company and love it! I also work for a marketing company as well selling a device that generates leads. Before you leave the house just put it in your pocket and “GO”! You can get leads shopping, driving or even sleeping. This device has helped me build my health and wellness biz. Glad you found your niche!
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Re: Private Label Rights
Posted: Jan 30, 2018 8:50 AM   in response to: melanie fell in response to: melanie fell
 
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