Has no one checked Amazon? Do you not see how cheap most of their books are? Jennifer Armentrout had a good point over on her blog when she was talking about her book, Half-Blood, being pirated - before it was even released. "If you can't afford the book, go to library. If you're library doesn't have it, request it. If you don't have a library, the book is only 3.99. And if you can't afford 3.99, then you shouldn't be able to afford the internet that you're using to download the book illegally. " The same goes for plenty of books you could buy off Amazon.
Jennifer also had another good point - authors have lost second and third book deals because their first book didn't bring in enough money because of piracy.
I want to know - what's the point? Most cities have libraries. And I don't know what other libraries do, but at mine, you can request a copy from any of the other libraries in like, a half hour radius. Granted, sometimes those copies already have 20 requests on them so I don't end up getting them for three months, and there are some books unavailable, but come on. If you're that desperate for the book, AMAZON, MAN. And The Book Depository which gives you free shipping worldwide.
AND COME ON. EVEN PATCHY THE PIRATE SAYS NO TO PIRACY.
I think it's ridiculous, especially for a book that hasn't even officially been published what. What's the point in that?
It's stealing, plain and simple. Not to mention - do you have any idea how much money goes into marketing those books? I mean, seriously O_o
So fight back with authors. Cyndi Tefft did a post about it today. Or maybe if you read Jennifer Armentrout's post about it, you'll realize how much hurt is caused by piracy.