Book Piracy

pirateSee that guy to the left over there.  He’s a pirate!  But not just any pirate, he’s a BOOK pirate!  Now book pirates might think they’re all cool but they’re not.  They’re robbing authors and making life harder for reviewers.  It’s bad enough when readers think they’re entitled to sharing books on sites, but what I’ve been seeing lately makes me sick!  BOOK BLOGGERS, people running TOUR COMPANIES and PUBLICITY people pirating books?  WTF is wrong with you people?!  You KNOW what you’re doing to the people you’re working for!  Stop stealing from my author friends!  Matter of fact stop stealing from authors PERIOD!

I know what you guys are thinking.  And that’s why with Sarah Humphreys’ permission, I’m going to share a video she did.  Know that from my experience as a book blogger and doing what promotions I have, I know this to be FACT.  She’s not lying.  Authors make nearly nothing and you think you can just go post their work anywhere?  SHAME on YOU!  I’ve BOUGHT review books that I’ve gotten copies of to support my authors.  Why?  Because they DESERVE it.  They deserve better than this.  So to them I say, go ahead and put whatever measures you feel are necessary to keep your books from being pirated.  It will not deter me and I will still request.  I hate the fact that reviewers don’t sometimes get to keep the books we read but if it prevents this, I’m fine with it.  It’s sad when bloggers and publicity people hurt instead of doing their job.  They’re supposed to HELP.  To those of you that are against book piracy, share this post.  I want EVERYONE to see this.  Let’s make it go viral!  Also sign the petition below the youtube!



Misty graduated from Capital University in 2005 with a degree in English Literature. She is an avid reader and is the owner of The Top Shelf

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Misty graduated from Capital University in 2005 with a degree in English Literature. She is an avid reader and is the owner of The Top Shelf

5 thoughts on “Book Piracy

    • March 28, 2013 at 10:45 am

      No problem at all Candace! It bothers me just as much to see you guys get robbed.

  • March 28, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    I agree! It’s not right. It’s not only authors though. So many people work hard to produce quality content and aren’t rewarded for the ‘sales’. It’s really a shame!

    • March 28, 2013 at 1:42 pm

      Yes, I saw it in the music industry as well. Back then I was like 16 and my parents didn’t pay attention to what I was doing on the computer. I got wrapped up in that whole Napster thing. Ended up being banned from there by Metallica. I thought like everyone else did, that musicians made a lot of money so me downloading their music wouldn’t make a difference. As soon as I found out how wrong I was, I went out and bought a lot of the albums I had and deleted my MP3’s. Now I only buy from Amazon and ITunes. I also started helping out local bands. That gave me a lot of the tools I use now as a book blogger.

  • March 31, 2013 at 5:17 pm


    I don’t think a petition is going to stop it, to be honest. All authors know it sucks–and those that are going to pirate are going to continue to do so.

    I try to look at it as advertising..but then, I’ve only found one of my books on a pirate site. No clue how many times it’s been downloaded.

    I’d be upset if I’d found 7k downloads of my book, too. Mine was/is in Tuebl. But only one–so my hope is that if readers like it, they’ll buy my others. Naive, probably, but I try to think positive.

    Good post, Misty.

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