Romance By Catherine: Angry Cathy!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Angry Cathy!

Hours, weeks and months if not years of work and someone is giving my work away without me earning a dime.

E-book piracy is alive and well, this I've known since I started the adventure of becoming a published author, but when the author hasn't even seen the first royalty statement for their work and already the book you've put your heart and soul into is being ripped off, it makes one more than a little miffed! *long-winded run on sentence intended.

If you want to read my work but have a budget issue just stay tuned to my blog. I'll let you know when my publisher is having a sale or when I'm giving away a free copy or contest. Heck, right now Before the Moon Rises just hit fictionwise and is on sale. Click on my link and pick Max and Janet up. But don't download it from any place that isn't listed on my publishers site as a 3rd party seller. Here's a big fat hint... Underground = Underhanded. If you have to be a member to even see what people are saying... you're in a pirate site. If all else fails... e-mail me and I'll be happy to let you know if the site you're looking at is riping off my work.



Kaye Manro said...

It is just terrible they get away with it. It makes me mad too. They are really hitting the epub business hard.

Catherine Bybee said...

If every e-pubbed author did this job and was never truly paid for their efforts, books would stop being published. Authors would become discouraged and give up.

If you want to read a free book, go to the library.

Lynne Roberts said...

Amen! I couldn't agree with you more!

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Shelley Munro said...

I'm sorry to hear that, Catherine. Pirates are hurting all of us these days, both print and epub authors.

Catherine Bybee said...

Lynne - Thanks for stopping by.

Shelley - It hurts everything! what kills me is when people buy from these sites and don't think anything of it. Or download it for free and never question or simply don't care.

Helen Hardt said...

They've got my stuff, too. I found Slow and Wet and The Cowboy and the Cougar on pirate sites. What can we do? I've told the publishers. It sucks!

J.A. Saare said...

I won't get on my high horse. Those who know me and visit my blog know my feelings on the matter.

I am sorry this has happened to you. There is no excuse for it. And it blows.


Catherine Bybee said...

Yeah... makes me crazy, J.A.!