See 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!