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Stopping Book Piracy

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Greetings, SE’ers! Beem Weeks here with you again. Today, I am going to expose those dastardly book pirates!

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Pirates! They are fine for stories told within the pages of the books we read. But book piracy is another story altogether. Illegal book consumption accounts for 17% of all downloaded ebooks. This is stealing. Those who download and read books for free are just as guilty of theft as those who offer the books on hundreds of illegal sites scattered across the internet.

If you’ve ever Googled the titles of your own books or your author’s name, you’ve probably found your work being offered for free on one or more of these sites.

But now that you’ve made this discovery, what can you do about it? It’s your work. You own the copywrite.

Unfortunately, trying to stop this illegal activity completely is much like playing an intense game of whack-a-mole; the…

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