How To Increase Piracy

David Pandolfe:

Interesting post about why DRM doesn’t prevent pirating (does anyone outside trad publishing even use DRM?) and a nice offer for those who purchased the first edition of Let’s Get Digital to get the revised version (best bet, signing up of David Gaughran’s mailing list, which is a good idea anyway).

Originally posted on David Gaughran:

lets_get_digital_amazon I’m working on the 2 nd edition of Let’s Get Digital this month and I thought it might be fun to share some of the ideas I’m sketching out. The following excerpt is part of the chapter on piracy (about a third of it, if you’re counting).

There’s more details on Digital 2 (and other releases) at the end of this post, but let me open with a disclaimer: authors are entitled to take whatever approach they like to piracy. It’s their stuff.

That said, I’d like to see if I can convince some of you to approach the issue a little differently, because I think taking a hard-line approach can be counter-productive.

How To Increase Piracy

A common misconception in publishing is that Amazon has the exclusive right to sell Kindle-compatible e-books. For example, I was at the London Book Fair’s Great Debate in 2013 when author Robert Levine…

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David Pandolfe is the author of two novels, Jump When Ready and Streetlights Like Fireworks. Currently, he’s working on a sequel to Jump When Ready, to be published in 2014. His short fiction has also appeared in literary reviews (this made him feel really cool at the time but he would imagine they’ve since disappeared from the face of the earth). While he’s still writing about himself in third-person, David should probably also mention that he has an MFA in Creative Writing from Virginia Commonwealth University. He lives outside Richmond, VA with his wife, two kids and a dog who’s terrified of thunder (not the best situation since it thunders often in Richmond).

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