Kim says everything I'd like to say, so I'll just post the link to her blog.
Book piracy hurts authors. Trust me, those sales DO count. And when they're lost to e-piracy, everyone loses, including the reader.
Chasing book pirates is like herding cats. As a midlist author, I have little time to do it. I'd rather write, and keep writing. But the more sales I lose to book piracy, the less chances I have of getting another contract.
Click here to read the blog.