Originally Posted by JSWolf
The Harry Potter books seem to be gone. I just did a search of Harry Potter at the Kindle Store and none of the books show up.
But what this goes to show is that this is really Amazon's fault. Amazon should stop allowing books to be published without first verifying them. Someday some author is going to find an authorized eBook on Amazon and sue them and win.
The only reasonable way to deal with this (since verifying every book uploaded is not reasonable by any stretch of the imagination) is to only deal with established publishers, or with distributors/wholesalers who only deal with established publishers.
But as I understand in a few more years there will be no more publishers, no more distributors, only westerners sitting on their asses at home editing each others' fan fiction until it is deemed ready for cloud-publishing by the collective conscious. So professionally published books not yet in the public domain will cease to be available altogether, and the problem will thus solve itself.