I really hate the idea of plagiarising. A major reason why I'm into the whole writing books and creating info products thing is because at last I've found a way of making money from my knowledge and pursing my interests or from things that I can learn about. The satisfaction of doing that is a big attraction for me. I love giving of myself.
And I don't mind taking a bit from here and there, the way I see it I'm learning as I go if I do a little bit of plagiarising even though I would rephrase things and give it my own spin and make it mine, but watching this guy, it seems that what he's doing is too much. He's literally copying and pasting and making a book, and a very short one at that, which he says is reasonable to sell at $2.99
So I have 2 questions :
1) How much plagiarising do you think is reasonable? (Plagiarism meaning anything from taking someone's idea and making it your own, to blatant copying, which I know is unacceptable and I wouldn't dream of doing it)
2) Can you really make a modestly reasonable income from writing very short books (whether plagiarised or not)?