Comment on Duplicate Content Penalty SEO by Saxon.

Duplicate Content Penalty I run a small niche site, the core pages of which are all written by me and are fine. However, in a separate section I also republish Victorian novels on-line, all available to read for free.

My issue is that many of those novels are also published in one or two sites elsewhere. Visitors value these books, indeed the index page for the books is always my highest visited page. But the pages are surely duplicate content, and I am currently suffering a Google penalty.

People from all over the world *want* my pages, but Google slaps me for carrying them. Any thoughts?