I am sorry to bother you, but I am writing to you to ask for help. Something really strange has happened to me.
I am selling my book on Amazon ONLY.
Two days ago I found my book on lots of different internet book selling pages, which I have never heard of before. I did not upload it there. Who did? Is somebody pretending she/he is me?
I also saw all my books in all formats for free download. Accompanied by a really horrible article about the importance of reading, supplied with lots of grammatical mistakes.
I asked Amazon if they own these pages. Amazon replied was this:
Please note that CreateSpace is not affiliated in any way with the websites mentioned in your message. I recommend contacting them directly to acquire additional information. I apologize that we are not able to assist you further. You may also contact your attorney if the websites doesn’t remove your work from their website.
But then I found this article in The Guardian.
I do not know what to think.
I contacted all the internet bookshops where I found my book and asked them to explain and to tell me who uploaded my book there. I am waiting for the answer.
I still can not believe that somebody could upload my pdf to some book shop and pretend he/she wrote the book. Terrifying thing is that it would actually be easy. In the time of internet, nicknames, . .
The only people I send pdf, mobi file or ePub (depends what they wanted) were my reviewers. I was also working for a short time with a different (and not very reliable) designer.
I would be happy if you could write me what you think about this. Thank you!
PS – here are the links to the pages I was talking about:
WARNING from TSRA
I will not embed the links, but here are the sites FYI ONLY
Do NOT attempt to access them
Here are the ones for free download (I did not write the article):
They even have Word file???
Be careful, these pages look like a kind of virus.