Okay. My blog posts aren’t always great. I know this. And I admit it openly.
However, I do know when I see a great blog post and I’m always ready to link to it here. I just read this over at author G.A. Hauser’s blog and thought I’d share the link. It’s not just about books and publishing this time. It’s about life, and the battles we each face regularly. For me, with the fight I’m doing right now, with my friend and the disability insurance, it hit close to home.
I’ve posted about this topic already, to the point of frustration. But m/m romance author, GA Hauser, has been working hard to stop these pirates, and I wanted to post something about it again. Here’s a link to her blog, where she discusses this in more depth http://gahausersblog.blogspot.com/2010/01/game-of-blame.html
What are book pirates? They own web sites where people can go to download e-books for free. This means that no one makes money except the pirates. The authors make nothing. The publishers make nothing. And if no one makes any money by publishing e-books, in time there won’t be any published.
Downloading e-books from book pirates is illegal. It’s stealing. You can be prosecuted. But more than that, it’s also morally and ethically wrong.
Right now, ravenousromance.com is having a huge e-book sale. All e-books are only $1.79 each. This is cheap. You can’t get books in WalMart this cheap. So why would anyone want to steal them?
Here’s a link to one of the worst book pirate sites. When authors ask them to take down their books, they absolutely refuse to listen. http://astatalk.com/takedown-policy/
And here’s a facebook link where you can become a fan to stop this site from pirating books. http://www.facebook.com/#/pages/Close-down-Astalavista-pirate-site/226369672766?ref=mf