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Heads up, everybody!
I just found a pirated version of my book!
Everybody should Google their book titles and see if this site comes up:http://myebookslist.com/ebooks2/your-john-history-world.html
This is the generic homepage; it came up with my book title. If you PRINT the homepage, it will list all the "books" it has "available." I just emailed [email protected] (I never remember the email for Kindle) and told them about it. A Whois search came up with this:http://www.whois.net/whois_new.cgi?d=myebooklist&tld=com

It's some weird site in Utah.

Libby
 

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Libby Cone said:
I just found a pirated version of my book!
Libby,

It looks like the host provider has already taken down the home page. I tried to download your book but it didn't work.

If you find another pirated copy, all you have to do is locate the host and tell them that you own the copyright to the title.

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I have always been torn on the subject of book piracy as I have seen my books out there. It certainly bothers me that people will get it for free while others pay for it, but I don't really think I'm losing out on sales because I think that if you're the type of person who will get it illegally then chances are you would never pay for it to begin with. But perhaps it will boost my name recognition value and they'll tell someone about it (most who would also download it illegally, but maybe a few who would actually pay). Interested in hearing the other authors thoughts?
 

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I am going to split the piracy topics into their own thread. I think it is an important issue and one worthy of discussion. I am interested in what others have to say, too. I'd like to keep this "Authors Here at Kindleboards" thread to be a running list of our author members and their books.

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Hi, Libby! Good to see you, but hate to see that somebody's done something like this! :-(

I found a link that indicates that domains on the soon-to-expire list:

http://www.seguinhost.com/expired-domains/deleted-domains-com-07-04.html

I don't know how reliable that is, but hopefully these guys will disappear. Have you sent any unsecured electronic copies of your book to anybody??

Cheers,
Mike
 
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