‘We’re told to be grateful we even have readers’: pirated ebooks threaten the future of book series

Article from The Guardian:

‘We’re told to be grateful we even have readers’: pirated ebooks threaten the future of book series

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This is nothing new, but it does need to be said again and again – and again. I sort of recommend reading the comments at the bottom of theĀ article, as awful and smug as they are. It seems most people honestly thinkĀ authors should write for free, and that theft is a good and justifiable thing…

I don’t know why:

#1 People think stealing from (underpaid) authors isn’t stealing. Royalties aren’t huge, folks.

#2 How they have the nerve to actually *contact* authors and openly confess to stealing.

#3 Why – when books in many countries are so cheap compared to other forms of entertainment (and provide *more hours* of entertainment) people won’t fork out for books and only books…