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Ebook theft

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Ebook theft

Post by Margaret » Mon January 19th, 2009, 9:38 pm

An author I admire (not a historical novelist) just posted an alert on her blog about theft of ebooks: http://skywriter.wordpress.com/2009/01/ ... ogy-books/. It's something to be aware of if you're publishing in ebook form. Hopefully no one here is distributing other authors' ebooks without permission!
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Post by Laura » Tue January 20th, 2009, 10:03 am

I totally agree with you Margaret, all the e-books that I have I bought and the others are from public domain, such as Guttenberg project. Thanks for the link.

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Post by LoveHistory » Tue January 20th, 2009, 7:44 pm

Good to know about this.

The only ebooks I distribute are my own, and I'm not popular enough to be pirated so far.

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Post by pat » Wed January 21st, 2009, 7:26 am

I dont do ebooks. Its like I dont do music downloads. For me, I like to have the book/cd in my hand. Call me oldfashioned if you want, but hey, thats me!
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Post by Helen_Davis » Wed January 21st, 2009, 8:40 am

can I get a google alert if I'm self-published?
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Post by TerriPray » Wed January 21st, 2009, 1:43 pm

Unfortunately e-book theft is pretty common and one of the reasons I mentioned the email agreement we do for e-book prizes.

I've even heard of reviewers giving away copies of books they've reviewed!
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Post by TerriPray » Wed January 21st, 2009, 1:43 pm

Oh, and yes, you can get a google alert if you're self published. You can set a google alert up for just about anything text wise.
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Post by Helen_Davis » Wed January 21st, 2009, 6:09 pm

[quote=""TerriPray""]Oh, and yes, you can get a google alert if you're self published. You can set a google alert up for just about anything text wise.[/quote]

thannks. Can you pm me telling me how?
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Post by diamondlil » Thu January 22nd, 2009, 2:39 am

Check out Google Alerts. It seems to be a simple enough process.
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Post by TerriPray » Thu January 22nd, 2009, 4:59 am

The google alerts link does explain it all. (Sorry, still away from home so limited online access)
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