Now here´s a funny story, no, no it isn´t! I write stories because I enjoy it, I certainly don´t make lots of money at it, it´s probably cost me more than I have earned. Unfortunately there isn´t some great organisation to give me support, or hundreds of people behind my name. No, from start to finish it´s all my own work so WHY are my books being poached?
There are web pages right across the internet which offer my books on a free download, this isn´t just one site it´s vast numbers of them. If you contact search engines or the sites, you basically get two fingers. I have contacted Amazons Legal Department who are “strong on copyright” but they will not do anything about it, even though one of the sites is Amazon.ES.
I am not rich I cannot hire armies of lawyers to close down these people and it is impossible to find these criminals. What I do not understand is this what do they get out of it? after all they are not selling my books just stopping me from selling them. As for law enforcement departments around the world, please don´t laugh, they do absolutely nothing to protect the copyright. Theft is theft, the piracy of cd´s, perfume, fashion accessories is pursued with energy, but write and publish a story and any one can steal it.
So what do I do? In the good old days it would be down a dark alley with a sawn off shotgun, not that this has ever happened, but how do you stop a nerd??
Perhaps these free downloads contain trojans or worms that eat away at your personal information, stealing bank details so be careful about getting a free book.
If anyone out there knows how to solve this problem please let me know on firstname.lastname@example.org
(c) Laugh at this……..