After reading this article, I decided to check and see if any of my books were being listed on these pirating sites. When I started Google searching for my book titles I was extremely frustrated to see that my books were listed on several pirate websites, offering free copies. My books are relatively low priced and I don’t sell hundreds of copies daily, so these sites are stealing from the little amount of royalties that I do make. It is frustrating that someone does this to authors, as most authors already make very little money.
If you are an author, it is a good idea to try and find these sites and demand they remove your copyrighted material – but most importantly, readers need to stop using these sites. If a book is offered for free on any sites other than a reputable book site (Amazon, Smashwords, etc) PLEASE DON’T DOWNLOAD IT.
And to the jerks who have illegally put my book on your websites, since I don’t make enough as an indie author to pursue legal action – I can only wish that karma will catch up to you, but in the meantime I can post your website here to alert other authors!