Thursday, May 16, 2013
If you have a copy of my book, "Poverty Prepping: How To Stock Up For Tomorrow When You Can't Afford To Eat Today", did you pay for it?
My husband and I ran a google search this evening and were SHOCKED to find sites giving it away as a free download.
I have never authorized the book to be given away free, not even on the Amazon free promotion program like I have with some of my other books, and certainly not on any other website.
One of the "Pirate" sites has given away more than THREE THOUSAND downloads of my book!!!!
THREE THOUSAND!!! 3,000
I spent weeks doing research and writing that book. I edited and published it.
How dare anyone think they have a right to steal my work.
Many people think it is NOTHING to steal music, movies, and BOOKS that other people have worked hard to produce. But guess what? You're taking away from the livelihood of those people, just the same as if you walked into the corner gas station and put a candy bar in your pocket and walked out the door.
It's a faceless crime to most of you. But....
I am one of those faces, along with my family.
Those of you who did not pay for this book, unless I personally gave you a copy, you stole from me.
You have hurt my family.
3,000 copies given away free on one site... I haven't even SOLD that many in the last few months total. I've been robbed.
That doesn't even count the other sites that my husband is going through right now and notifying that they'd better remove the book.
And we haven't even started on my other books that are turning up on these theft sites.
You may think you were innocent because you "didn't know it wasn't supposed to be free".
But you know now.
If you want to make it right, buy the book. If not, please delete it from your computer.
In the future, don't download anything free unless you can verify that you're getting it from a source with permission to do so.