First, I received this email from manybooks.net over the weekend:
I’ve just read your article exposing myPadMedia’s mis-use of Feedbooks.com, and I think they’re doing the same thing to manybooks.net
If you still have an account with myPadMedia would you mind logging in to see if that is the case? I had a few emails from folks yesterday asking for refunds, and if I’ve guessed correctly then I may have blocked them from framing manybooks.net, but I can’t tell without logging in– and I’m loathe to buy an account just to check.
In any case, thanks for writing the exposé!
I checked, and they had already begun relinking to Feedbooks, who were able to block them yet again.
Then I received an email from Matt at epubbooks.com:
Earlier today I was contacted by one of the Feedbooks.com guys that myPadMedia are now linking to my site; epubBooks.com.
I also received an email from Jonathan Crawford stating that they have provided “…a link to ePubBooks and…may see some extra traffic from our site because of our recommendation. We hope this is okay.” It seems they are now doing the rounds with different eBook sites.
I’ve only just got home, but I’ll be putting up a redirect as soon as I can.
If you were a member of myPadMedia, you would see this message if you log in:
What amazes me is that myPadMedia just does not give up. They are just hopping from site to site, looking for holes to tap into ebook databases. What’s worst of all is that the longer this goes on, the more people are going to fall for their trickery.
And it looks like myPadMedia has either a twin site, or there’s another ebook scam out there…we were alerted today via a reader about PADbro.com, which bears a striking resemblance to myPadMedia, down to the lack of information about their catalog or what your $47 will buy you.
Worst of all, there’s been no change to the main page of myPadMedia. They still have testimonials up claiming you can read the full “Twilight” saga, for example. I think filling the Grand Canyon with sand using a teaspoon would yield faster results!
But, as always, buyer beware, and if you see something that sounds too good to be true it probably is!