Saturday, January 15, 2011

Illegal digital downloads: It could happen to you

 I just thought I'd share this article that Aimee L Salter posted on her blog:Seeking the Write Life. It's a sad reality. One of those things we hope won't happen to us and then they...do, could, might.
Here's the link, I hope it doesn't happen to you.

Seeking the Write Life: Enemy #1 to a Successful Publishing Career

11 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing that link. I know people do it all the time with music, but didn't even know it was possible to do this with books. Quite a sobering thing to think about. My publisher has so far done nothing with the e-rights, but you can imagine that I'm breathing a sigh of relief.

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  2. I did know about this "book download" frenzy. the last I heard about it was from an author I love KATE DOUGLAS. It is just a shame and I think publishers should help a little with the crack down.

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  3. It was also the first time I heard of this. It's really disappointing.

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  4. I've had one of my short stories show up on a couple of illegal download sites--it seems it's almost a right of passage.

    I nominated you for a blogger award. You can view it here: . MJA Ware Blogger Awards. Be sure to pass it along!

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  5. Wow M.J.A Ware, I'm so flattered that you nominated me for my very first award. Thanks you.Yippee:-)

    Sorry about your short stories. It really does suck.

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  6. Nice to "meet" you, Liz! Thanks for stopping by my blog and following. I look forward to reading your blog. Happy writing!

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  7. Thanks Carol. Wishing you the best too.

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  8. Great article, thanks for sharing.

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  9. Hi Liz!

    I have really enjoyed reading your blog and I am giving you the Stylish Blogger Award. Take a look at my post (linked below) for more details!

    Thanks for the great posts,

    Carrie

    http://carriekeepstyping.blogspot.com/2011/01/id-like-to-thank-academy.html

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  10. Thanks so much Carrie, you're the best. My blog and I will cherish it.

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  11. Yeah, G, I've actually heard about this too. I looked up on one of these illegal downloading websites and found a whole collection of one author's work. Morgan Hawke. I don't know if that rings a bell or not, but she's not that famous, but she had all 10 of her books on that website. It's really scary thinking that this could happen to a fellow writer thanks to the invention of e-books.

    And my teacher (you know the one I hate, that I have to write a senior thesis for? Ugh.) said that we should try to publish our book on as an e-book!! :O No author should have their babies stolen!

    Larissa

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