Yay library shout out! I hearts my library. And interlibrary loans.
Does not compute on how people think ebooksharing is not pirating. I’m actually sitting on an ecopy, and a paper copy of a book. (I bought the ebook, then decided… I wanted a paper copy, so I … have double copies and they’re both going to stay mine. Only mine.)
Music people are all after pirating… I always wondering – is this such an issue for publishers? (And if not, why?)
Stealing is stealing no matter how you try to dress it up. What is the matter with people? Ya know what? I can’t buy every music cd or book I want. So I save money and buy it, check it out from the library, or just, oh yeah. freakin’ do without! People don’t seem to get that anymore. Sometimes we just can’t have everything we want. Go figure.
Your books are yours – your effort, your words, ideas, your time and sweat – time away form your kids and spouses or a million other things you could be doing. I want you ladies to keep writing and publishing books. Which means the ignoramuses out there need to stop freakin stealing your books!
300 hits Lauren? I’d be so pissed!
These people aren’t going to stop until they are fined or prosecuted.
I am so sorry that you have to deal with shit like this…it seems to me that it is pretty much a no-brainer to realize that if you are downloading and even more ridiculous uploading material that is not yours that you are STEALING! How can these people not realize that by doing this they are hurting the person who this material really belongs to and honestly..this word may be hard for them to understand…but they are also hurting the real readers who do pay for their books whether in electronic or paper form. It makes me pissed to think that authors that I have come to love are faced with losing contracts and their hard earned and well deserved money because these people feel that it is okay to just give it away. There have been several points in my life where I simply could not afford to buy the books that I so wanted and needed, but this does not give me the right to steal them. I am so sorry for this and people who do this do SUCK!!
I just wanted to add that it’s so bizarre that this issue comes up now and just yesterday I was on this soap forum and this girl came on and asked if there was anyone that had ebook versions of this certain author’s work.
Also, I did a search on the site on both Lauren and Megan and Megan has one up there ‘Nothing In Common’. And someone is stealing and offering ‘What Happens In Vegas’ which if I remember is an anthology Lauren is a part of.
Just thought I’d pass along the heads up in case you didn’t know.
I didn’t see anything on the site to report someone but I suppose I wouldn’t given that it’s a pirating site. Le sigh.
@Nancy: I wasn’t aware of that person particularly, though I am aware of esnips — but it appears she’s taken all her stuff down and the reason why is particularly interesting and gratifying! Maybe the message is being spread!