I've also seen threads that are basically "How can I get the cheapest content possible so that I can slap some kind of crap up on Kindle (and not get caught) so that I can try to make a few bucks?"
We are all marketers. I completely understand that.
But it bothers me when I see people using a wonderful resource in a way that was never intended to be used, and in the process lowers the quality of the experience for everyone.
Let me give you another point of view.
I have a manuscript that I have worked on for a month. It's my baby. I've worked on it, promoted it, and will soon be releasing it on Createspace and on Kindle.
I have other works that are going to be released on Kindle - original manuscripts that I wrote myself. I even use my own thoughts and everything. I didn't even start from PLR.
So the news that Kindle and Amazon are removing all of the garbage that has been slapped up there doesn't bother me in the least.
I've seen where some people are putting up hundreds of titles on Kindle in a short period of time by using PLR material.
I can only imagine the frustration of a buyer when they buy three different books that they think are by three different authors, trying to get a rounded view of a particular subject - only to find out that they have purchased the same exact book 3 different times with three different titles by three different people. I don't know about you, but I would be ticked.
Here's a revolutionary thought - why not produce books that are high quality and will develop a following? Maybe I'm just being too radical here, but it seems to me that might be more profitable in the long run.
For the writers on this forum, this news about Kindle and about Amazon is met with a round of applause. We welcome it, not fear it.
Here's a novel idea (I can hear you groaning at the pun, sorry!) - why not just try to use resources the way that they are supposed to be used? I could go on a long rant about how people misuse platforms all the time (Twitter, for example), and then complain about how it doesn't work or complain whenever they change the rules so that it makes what you're doing against the terms of service, or they complain when they get banned for violating the terms of service that they willingly went against.
But I won't. This is about Kindle. And writers.
I'd love to hear from some of the other writers on this - and from those who aren't.