I’m being pirated.
I don’t know whether to be flattered or infuriated.
Someone sent me a list of sites either selling or giving away my novels without my knowledge or permission. It seems that most are from the two conversions I made to CreateSpace, from which I’ve only ever received £2.04.
I’ve heard of pirating of course and read many blogs on the subject, but never really paid it much heed since my sales have been less than stellar.
All of these sites offer some method of complaining against such piracy but all insist upon a faxed complaint in the first instance. Now I know most people think England is behind the times by a couple of centuries or so, but even over here the Fax has gone the same way as floppy discs. In fact I haven’t even seen either in over decade. I wonder if this is just a way of putting us off.
A couple of the sites have either changed the names of the books slightly, or completely changed the cover images.
Should I, as many writers claim, take it as free publicity, or fight tooth and nail to stop them. A cursory glance at infringement and copyright laws in the US and here, tell me that things are different. Just for the sake of it I’m going to look into our laws a little more deeply.
And if only for this one alone (which I didn’t convert to Createspace) I’m going to chase it until I drop.
A Wonderful Anytime? What does that even mean?