No matter how tight money is, there's always a way to prepare and stock up. It would be nice to be able to buy freeze-dried long-term food storage, or wheat and other grains and a grinder, but not all of us have the money to do so. We can do what we can do! Here is a place to share ideas for low-budget prepping.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
My book has been pirated
(Inserted note, November 30th, 2012: The book seems to be gone from Amazon now, but I'll leave this post on here for now.)
A friend sent me a link to this book:
The title is shown on Amazon as, "Poverty Prepping: Saving for a Rainy Day when you Don't Have Much Today"
Now, how many people would have thought up that title on their own? It's kind of close to my book, "Poverty Prepping: How To Stock Up For Tomorrow When You Can't Afford To Eat Today", don't you think? My book was published 6 months before this one.
This book was published by an App mill. They steal other people's books and publish them with similar titles, and steal sales. Click on the author's name, which is shown as "Malibu Apps", and you'll find over 100 of these stolen books. They re-write them enough to avoid plagarism laws.
The heartbreaking thing is that I'm just a regular person who wrote this book to help people get started prepping. My heart is for others like me who have almost nothing to spend beyond our needs for today. I charged the Amazon minimum of .99 for a kindle book, of which I get 35-cents per sale.
I wasn't planning to buy a vacation home on a tropical Island with my earnings. I hoped to get new eyeglasses, since my grandson broke the earpiece a couple months ago, and they're still taped with duct tape while I save the money for the exam and glasses. I hoped to replace some of the preps we've had to eat heavily out of this past couple years during our economic hard times. Maybe I'd have enough for new tires for my car, a 1996 Jeep Cherokee, and to replace the windshield that has two cracks all the way across it.
The world isn't always a fair place. I'm old enough to know that, but it still hurts when things like this happen. I have no idea what to do about the pirated similar book, except hope that I can rise above it and keep writing books, keep up this blog, and carry on.