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  1. James Nowlan

    James Nowlan New Member

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    book distributed without permission

    Discussion in 'Self-Publishing' started by James Nowlan, May 25, 2018.

    Doing a google search for my title I came upon a site offering downloads of it for 12$. Further down the page it was noted that 915 readers had rated it giving it an average rating of 4.4. I haven't really noticed any real activity for the sales of my book and am very interested to know what this might be about.
     
  2. big soft moose

    big soft moose An Admoostrator Staff Supporter Contributor Community Volunteer

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    Its either an out and out scam, or piracy ... you could send them a C&D, but if they are based in china or somewhere they'll ignore you and its not worth the money to take legal action - looking on the bright side 915 people have read your book and given it a good rating ... may be some of them will convert to proper readers for your next book in due course
     
  3. BayView

    BayView Huh. Interesting. Contributor

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    I don't think you should expect that book pirates are any more ethical about review-counting then they are about paying royalties. Is your book available elsewhere for less than $12? If so, I can't see why anyone would buy it from this site, in which case the review numbers are probably fake.
     
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  4. James Nowlan

    James Nowlan New Member

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    Thanks for answering. I was pretty sure that it was some sort of scam but just curious as to why they decided to feature my book. I guess this will remain a mystery.
     

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