Wade Anastasia Jere is one of the many spam authors. He has published more than 2,000 ebooks in two years (about 3 books per day). It's done by automatically scraping text from Wikipedia and turning it into a book. 

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Wade+Anastasia+Jere

This is sadly the reality in the new world of publishing, and just like email spam I won't be long until it's 95% of all newly published books. 

Here is a description for one of the books ...about a road: "Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. New York State Route 253 is a 10.83-mile long east-west state highway in Monroe County, New York, in the United States. The western terminus of the route is at NY 383 in the village of Scottsville. Its eastern terminus is at NY 65 in the town of Pittsford. NY 253 meets Interstate 390 and connects to the New York State Thruway in the town of Henrietta. The majority of NY 253 passes through either rural or residential areas; however, the midsection of NY 253 is located in a heavily commercial portion of Henrietta. NY 253 originally extended from NY 36 in Mumford to NY 64 south of the village of Pittsford when it was assigned as part of the 1930 renumbering of state highways in New York."

Sells for $37 dollars

Here is review from another book from him: "The title gives the impression that it is a book about Leonor Fini. In fact, there are only 2 and one half pages about her (All information from the internet). The book then goes on for 120 pages about other subjects. Very disappointing if you are after something about Fini. I returned the book."

Who's up for inventing an anti-spam filter for books? ...but more to the point, why doesn't Amazon blacklist them?
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