I don't understand people.
What makes someone think that it's acceptable to take a bunch of copyrighted stuff from the internet and use it to make an e-book to sell on Amazon.com?
They have to know what they're doing is wrong, don't they? I mean, part of the process of e-publishing involves checking a box that says you have the rights to publish the submitted material. Are they too dumb to understand the basic concept of intellectual property and copyright?
In this particular case, Royal Kitchen: medieval recipes, by julie smith consists almost entirely of recipes and images copied directly from my website. The "author" didn't even take the time to edit the material. Cut, Paste, Published!
So here's the thing, you want to see exactly what's in this book? No problem. Here, I'll give it to you for free:
I won't post the link to Amazon though because it would be pointless. They tend to pull down stuff like this pretty quickly after being notified.
[Update - 1/19/2015: I just got an email from Amazon saying that the book in question is being pulled from all of their websites. - DMM]