Monday, December 13, 2010

Epiracy sucks

Hi everyone, hope all of you are well.

This blog isn't going to be as jovial as some of my previous posts, but it is a blog post topic that is important to me and for any writer or aspiring writer out there.

Yesterday i found out that By Sunset was e-sharing site.

This was done without my permission or my publisher, Lazy Day Publishing, LLC.

Thanks to friends on both twitter and Facebook, my book was taken down, but before it was there were over 1420 illegal downloads.

THAT'S now money i'm missing.

Economic times are tough enough and me and other writers work long, hard hours to bring all of our readers stories that let you escape, laugh, cry and at times to take note.

All of us have bills and have expenses and when you take my books or anyone else's books from one of those sites without paying for them, you're taking money from us, plain and simple.

It's wrong, it's stealing, and i'll tell you now I and my Publishers at Lazy Day Publishing have a ZERO TOLERANCE policy of epirates in any way shape or form.

I'm pleased thus far that all of you like By Sunset, but if you want it please buy it.
I really for a minute, was not going to finish By Moonlight because of this. It kind of knocks the wind of one sails.

Here again are the links to purchase By Sunset

You can click the site links



At Barnes and

I'd like to have everyone's comments on the subject, the more people talk about it and fight back, the more we can finally get congress know to pass laws against these thieves.

thanks again for everyone's support.


Karen said...

Welcome to the world of e-publishing. I have been fighting this battle for 12 years.

I am so glad you arent giving up! I love By Sunset! But I got mine the legal way!

Shelly said...

Thanks Karen! So glad you enjoyed the book.

And what a welcome..haha j/k. and won't give up on this subject. It's very important to me and should be for every author. :)

BLHmistress said...

OH Hun I am so glad you didn't give up , Because I would miss your writing tremdously.

Shelly said...

Thanks BL mistress. I'll be writing book II.

So happy about the response the novella is getting.

Jeeper68 said...

Don't let the actions of some idiots take your dream! Keep writing, you'll always have this cowboy on your side. ;-)

Shelly said...

Aww thanks jeeper! you rock as always!

Mysti Holiday said...

ePiracy DOES suck. I hate spending time sending take downs. It boggles my mind that folks think it's okay.

Kid Rock has an AWESOME video about this. If you haven't seen it, you should watch it (and share it). Maybe it'll help some people come to their senses.

This is the link:

Shelly said...

Yes. Misty is really does. :(