E piracy of your books.
I almost don't care about The Empath. That book is out of print. And now some yahoo has it for free in Spanish!
But I found a few sites with my new Nocturne, Enemy Lover.
Available for free download.
It's extremely depressing and disheartening. My new release is being given away for free.
I wonder how these people would feel if I went to their houses, siphoned gas out of their cars and used the excuse that hey, it's parked on a public street and I can't afford to buy gas, or some other lame excuse.
E piracy is stealing.
I don't make a heck of a lot of money by writing romance, and though it's not a topic openly discussed, neither do most romance authors. We work hard to bring you books we hope you enjoy.
For me, I do it because I love to tell stories and I love to write.
The money I earn usually goes back into the writing. Promotions, research, keeping up with computer software, websites, etc.
I work very very hard at my books. This weekend, do you know what I'm doing? Am I taking a vacation, a boat cruise or lying in the sun, enjoying the profits of my romance writing? No, I have edits due MONDAY on the next Egyptian historical that I just received. And I work FT, so it makes it challenging.
I've had to cancel plans to attend a friend's art show opening because I have a deadline I have to meet. That's the business. I accept everything that goes with it.
But e piracy is a challenge I never anticipated when I got my first book published.
If you can't afford to buy one, I understand. I'm struggling to make a living as well! There's the library, paperback swap, and other places to get the book.
Please don't resort to epiracy. It's stealing, plain and simple.