Piracy

I’m going to post a link, and I really hope that everyone clicks on it and reads Maggie Stiefvater’s excellent post about how Internet book piracy has a real and serious impact on the books that authors are able to write.

This is true — I get between two and three emails a week from Google notifications letting me know that one of my book titles has popped up online. When I look at these emails, they are never letting me know that someone posted a review on their blog, or mentioned one of the books in some other fashion. No, it’s always letting me know the same thing — a free .pdf of my book is available for download on one of the pirating websites. Usually, I pass this along to my publisher, and hopefully they will make them take it down, but there’s no stopping it.

As someone who wasn’t able to finish writing a book series because the publisher saw low sales numbers, piracy is a really big deal to me, and I hope that everyone reads Maggie’s post and really thinks about it.

Thank you — and especially thank you to everyone who bought my books in stores, or bought e-copies of my books, or borrowed my book from a library. You guys made Book 4 happen.

http://maggie-stiefvater.tumblr.com/post/166952028861/ive-decided-to-tell-you-guys-a-story-about

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About M. L. Brennan

Author of the Generation V urban fantasy series, published by Roc Books. Not your usual vampires, kitsune shapeshifters with attitude, Doctor Who jokes, and underemployment. GENERATION V and its sequel, IRON NIGHT, available wherever books are sold. Third installment, TAINTED BLOOD, to be published 11/14.

Posted on October 31, 2017, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I was so sorry and irritated to learn that piracy has ended your Generation V series. I enjoyed it greatly and had been waiting for the next book on Fort and his family. I enjoyed your writing style and Fort’s story. I can only hope that you might be able to continue the series sometime in the future. I don’t know what the solution to piracy is. We have too many people that just always want something for nothing and don’t care how hard someone else worked on or for it. It is disheartening to learn how many authors have been effected by piracy. It would be a sad world where no new books were written or movies made because others wanted to see it or read it free. I am again sorry for you, me and so many others that enjoyed Generation V. Tina

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