07 August 2011

Piracy (sadly not of the Jack Sparrow kind)

Someone came to this blog looking for a free download of The Crown Affair. All I can say (that's printable, at least) is thanks for the heads-up.

10 comments:

Suzanne Jones said...

That's shocking. You must be furious.

johnnie johnson said...

I'm messing about with a story about a widowed retiree who has an affair or two. It's quite fun. In fact I've written about 70-80,000 words and it's almost finished. But at present I'm busy flogging a couple of e-books (novels) and I don't have time to tighten up the writing. Oh heck, another unfinished masterpiece!

johnnie johnson said...

What I intended to say in the previouss comment is that there's never much place for widowed retirees in light romance. They're always full of these rather smooth, sub-Byronic blokes in their forties.

Lucy King said...

It is pretty ire-inducing, Suzanne, but unfortunately not uncommon. Ho hum. Harlequin are good at getting the links deactivated, though.

Lucy King said...

LOL, Johnnie. Good luck with the writing!!

Phillipa Ashley said...

This is happening with my new book too. It's so frustrating! How would these people like it if I walked into their house and helped myself to free stuff!

Borah said...

That is really annoying. I have plenty of friends that have e-readers and look for pirated copies of books. Being a writer myself it infuriates me... they just don't know how much time and energy goes into writing a book.

Lucy King said...

I know! I don't think many of them consider it theft, even though it clearly is.

Sally Clements said...

Gawd, Lucy - if it's not difficult enough to write, edit, rewrite, re-edit, now you have pirates? Commiserations. Glad you've got the mighty M&B to squash em though...

Lucy King said...

M&B are good, Sally, but
it's a bit like trying to hold back the sea with a sandcastle. And the hoops some of the sites make you go through to get a link taken down... It's like you're the one who's done something wrong. Grr.