In our own backyard

September 8, 2010 at 1:27 pm 2 comments

We knew this would happen but I had hoped not to actually see it for myself. Someone, or various someones, is putting up their lesbian ebooks library on torrent sites. In other words, these books are being distributed without authorisation and the writers/publishers of these lesbian novels are losing out on potential sales and royalties.

Come on people, our writers make little enough as it is. Lesbian publishing is a teeny market with teeny returns. Actions like these are really morale busting.

I’m not going to post links to the torrent sites that are hosting these pirated ebooks so don’t ask!

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Entry filed under: e-books, Lesbian lit, Literary related news.

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  • 1. gill  |  September 11, 2010 at 3:56 am

    It is very deflating. You have no idea how much effort it takes to get the work removed from these sites, only for the files to pop up days later.
    It’s an extremely parasitic thing to do, not only our community but also to the individuals ( like myself) who write as a paying hobby – make no mistake, there is NO living to be had off lesfic royalty cheques.
    Who the hell do these idiots think they are that they can do that?

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    • 2. evecho  |  September 13, 2010 at 1:27 pm

      I’m sorry, mate, I know how you feel. Tthese sites spread like spores. Worst thing is there’s naught you can do about it despite best efforts. Don’t stop writing though. your efforts will still pay off the legitimate way.

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News, updates and links from the lesbian and publishing ‘verse that interest me, my current projects, keeping up with authors and sharing musings on middle-class life, gourmet adventures and comparisons between East/West perspectives. My opinions will likely be linearly logical and gayly bent, as they tend to be.