Some online sites are stealing authors’ work and giving it away for free. This piracy presents a real danger to the entire community of writers and readers. Some authors write for a living. They don’t make a fortune, and if they can no longer earn a decent living due to piracy, they may be forced to stop writing. Others, like myself, who aren’t dependent on their writing, could also be discouraged if not recompensed for their hard work.

These modern-day pirates need to know that they are essentially cutting their own throats. Not only are they damaging the livelihood of many writers, but they are also depriving readers of new works to enjoy. How sad that the greed of a few may discourage writers from practicing their art and deprive readers of the full enjoyment of their passion for reading.

Down with pirating!