While I haven’t found any of my books on eBay, I HAVE found them elsewhere. I notify them of copyright infringement, they take it down, and a few months later, it’s back. Folks, this problem is here to stay and it’s up to us to remain vigilant. Let’s do all we can to take care of our intellectual property, and if we find another author’s work in a suspicious place, let them know about it. We’re all in this boat together.
Something’s got me seriously confused. I saw a post about getting your books taken down from some pirate sites, so as a matter of interest I googled mine again, and found that not only has African Me been loaded on to heaps more torrent sites for free or paid download, but that now Shadow People has joined the pirate party as well. The thing that’s got me wondering is that they’re both being offered on ebay too as paper books. I stopped looking after four different sellers there. (Click on pics to see them bigger)
At first I thought it could be a reader selling them second hand, but when I had a proper squiz I saw that they’re being offered as brand new/unopened. The sellers have multiple copies too – ten each mostly in stock, and they’re selling them for less than what Amazon’s charging for them.
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