Well, I suppose as of today I am officially an author. Yes folks, my first book has arrived on the Pirate shelves of scum-laden websites that feign ignorance, all the while promoting and yes, supporting, ebook piracy.
I'm not sure whether this means my books are good or are they're just convenient. Another token someone thought they'd post. It seems Deadly Vision has caught at least one reader's eye as that special someone has uploaded it as a free download.
So what have I done?
Well, after a rather direct and nasty letter to the user involved, an abuse file made on the site and a file created with the F.B.I.'s crime centre, I've sat here fuming. Not so much that someone thought to share the book, but at the pure selfishness and cruelty of the human race. Since when did folks think that sharing books for free was okay. Who neglected to tell them that piracy is a crime, whether it's uploading music, videos or books? Didn't these folks have parents who frowned upon such theft? My sure did. And I have yet to pirate a song or book. Yes, I'm one of those people who buy their ipod songs from itunes and gladly fork out the equivalent of a cup of java for a good book. But it seems some people don't feel as I do.
So, I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all the readers who do so legitimately. Who spend the five dollars to enjoy their books. I appreciate the loyalty of these folks and commend them for standing above the crowd. Your readership is paramount to all writers.
As for the pirates of the world? I can only believe that with vigilance, they'll receive their just rewards...a rather hefty fine and time behind bars. Either way, it is a war worth fighting.
Romancing life...one adventure at a time.