Authors and Bloggers Against Piracy Blog Tour

AUTHORS – If you’re interested in joining, click on the FB Link at the end of Meagan’s article on her blog 😀

Maegan Provan, Author

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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6 thoughts on “Authors and Bloggers Against Piracy Blog Tour

  1. I don’t really see how giving our books away for nothing will stop piracy. The type of people who illegally download dont give 2 hoots for authors. Basically, they are holding a gun to our heads and we are saying ok, have it for nothing. Its because we always give our books away for free that readers have come to expect it, and think that Indie authors are not worth paying for. We have done this to ourselves, unfortunately. Whilst I would be happy to join in an anti-piracy blog tour, I think giving our books away for nothing would actually condone piracy, not speak against it. Its like saying the pirates have won. Nowhere else do people give their labour away for nothing, except for charity, or the occasional treat or special offer… why should we be any different?

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  2. I’m going to play devils advocate. I do not understand how giving away more books is really helping. I know books are given away everyday which is money out of the authors pocket for advertizing. Giving books away to stop pirates seems to be a waste to me because crooks are crooks and cheap people are still cheap people. Personally I think it is a waste of time.

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