WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

Copyright Infringement: A Warning to all Authors

I’ll hop on the torch n’ pitchfork bandwagon here, though when I looked up my book I couldn’t find a way that someone might download it for free. All the links led to retail outlets, so I’m not sure if others are having a different experience. It is clear that the site is mining the information from other sites. I’m inclined to think it’s a phishing operation, but who knows?

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I would like to share a letter sent to me by a fellow independent author, who wishes to remain anonymous, about a website claiming to be promoting independent authors, when in reality it appears that they are offering free downloads of the work of dozens of us.

If you are an author, independent or otherwise, I urge you to read this letter and investigate the site yourself. Find out if your work is posted there and take appropriate action to have it removed, or, at the very least, make sure you are willing to grant permission to the site owners to list your work.

Making money as an independent author is difficult enough without pirating sites giving our work away under false pretenses AND without our permission.

Please share, tweet or reblog this post in order to spread the word through the independent author community and, hopefully, put some pressureā€¦

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This entry was posted on July 24, 2014 by in Publishing.
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