This is a fun blog tour to raise awareness about piracy. No, it probably won’t stop piracy and won’t prevent crooks from stealing, but I think it will educate some readers who might not realize that downloading a “free” ebook from a shady site hurts authors. Not only do these pirating sites harm authors, but they harm readers too! Readers are opening up their computers to viruses and taking a risk with their personal information in many cases. I like the idea of giving away a free ebook as a way of saying “thank you” to the readers out there who download books the right way. What do you think? Hop over to Maegan’s blog to learn more.
You know, you hear about authors having their books stolen all the time, and you pray it never happens to you. Yesterday, the latest website to illegally distribute books from hard working authors was exposed. The community rose up and has done a lot to have those books removed. Of course, the sad fact remains that that won’t be the last website to provide illegal downloads of books.
Tricia pointed out to me that simply holding copyright doesn’t mean as much as it should. Anyone can still come in and take your hard work simply because they want to. If you don’t have the money to hire a lawyer to fight the person that stole your work, you are out of luck. She also made an excellent point. People think that because we are published, we are all like J.K. Rowling, rolling around in money and on the cusp of a…
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