Encouragement

Ebook piracy.

Roz Morris has a few words about ebook piracy over at Nail Your Novel:

“I’ve had a worrying experience with a local book club. I’m not sure it is as it appears, so I won’t name names. But either way, it raises worrying questions about the way authors’ work is valued.”

Continue reading about Morris’ experience here.

News and Commentary

Has my book been pirated?

Imagine my surprise when I discovered my debut short story, The Visitor, being offered as a free PDF download here and here. (Including with fake reviews) including this train wreck of a review that I’ve copied and pasted verbatim:

This The Visitor book is not really ordinary book, you have it then the world is in your hands. The benefit you get by reading this book is actually information inside this reserve incredible fresh, you will get information which is getting deeper an individual read a lot of information you will get. This kind of The Visitor without we recognize teach the one who looking at it become critical in imagining and analyzing. Don’t be worry The Visitor can bring any time you are and not make your tote space or bookshelves’ grow to be full because you can have it inside your lovely laptop even cell phone. This The Visitor having great arrangement in word and layout, so you will not really feel uninterested in reading.

This seems like a scam of some sort but I’m not quite sure what to make of it. Have any other indie or traditional authors out there experienced this? If so, I’d love to hear from you about your experiences.