Patchy the Pirate Says No.

10.16.2011
Authors everywhere have seen their books cropping up all over the internet lately - illegally.

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. 


(Image courtesy of Larissa's Bookish Life)

And yes, the title of my post refers to Patchy the Pirate from Spongebob. My creative juices are not flowing today, Gimme a break -_- 

~Zoey~
8 comments on "Patchy the Pirate Says No."
  1. Patchy the Pirate is annoying. So is Spongebob. Sometimes. I only like earlier Spongebob episodes, not the newer crap they're spewing out right now.

    I don't understand people who pirate books. It really is not all that hard to just request a copy from the library (which is what I do) or order a copy online, and you're right, it isn't expensive. Just order from Amazon or the Book Depository (which might I add has FREE SHIPPING. YES, FREE PEOPLE. AND IT SHIPS ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD).

    People. They're so stupid sometimes.

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  2. Patchy the Pirate approves of this post.

    I just don't get it. I just don't get why you would illegally download a book and possibly take away the chance of their being follow-up books when you could get it from a library for free or buy it for a couple dollars. It's just . . . ech. People.

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  3. People don't think. Simple as that.
    Well, there's that, or they don't know what they're doing is wrong.

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  4. Kelly: No, I think they know xD

    Lexie: WHY OF COURSE HE DOES.

    I know. I mean, I really don't buy very many books because I DON'T have the money, but dude. I have a library xD

    Mia: I hate the old episodes >_> I like the newer ones. (Well, I don't really like them, but they're on at 6 in the morning when I wake up, so that's just what I keep on :P)

    I agree with that last statement :D

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  5. Zoey: Well, hopefully they know. Some people don't know stuff when it comes to the Internet and click random things until they get what they want. xP

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  6. I think I'm going to write a post on this.

    I don't have money either but my local library is so bad, I just don't read current books anymore. I read more of the classics.

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  7. Thanks for speaking out against piracy!!

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  8. In the light of our earlier conversation on Twitter - AWKWARD LOL hahah :) But definitely - a very good point! Piracy is bad. End of story.

    ReplyDelete

10.16.2011

Patchy the Pirate Says No.

Authors everywhere have seen their books cropping up all over the internet lately - illegally.

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. 


(Image courtesy of Larissa's Bookish Life)

And yes, the title of my post refers to Patchy the Pirate from Spongebob. My creative juices are not flowing today, Gimme a break -_- 

~Zoey~

8 comments:

  1. Patchy the Pirate is annoying. So is Spongebob. Sometimes. I only like earlier Spongebob episodes, not the newer crap they're spewing out right now.

    I don't understand people who pirate books. It really is not all that hard to just request a copy from the library (which is what I do) or order a copy online, and you're right, it isn't expensive. Just order from Amazon or the Book Depository (which might I add has FREE SHIPPING. YES, FREE PEOPLE. AND IT SHIPS ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD).

    People. They're so stupid sometimes.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Patchy the Pirate approves of this post.

    I just don't get it. I just don't get why you would illegally download a book and possibly take away the chance of their being follow-up books when you could get it from a library for free or buy it for a couple dollars. It's just . . . ech. People.

    ReplyDelete
  3. People don't think. Simple as that.
    Well, there's that, or they don't know what they're doing is wrong.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Kelly: No, I think they know xD

    Lexie: WHY OF COURSE HE DOES.

    I know. I mean, I really don't buy very many books because I DON'T have the money, but dude. I have a library xD

    Mia: I hate the old episodes >_> I like the newer ones. (Well, I don't really like them, but they're on at 6 in the morning when I wake up, so that's just what I keep on :P)

    I agree with that last statement :D

    ReplyDelete
  5. Zoey: Well, hopefully they know. Some people don't know stuff when it comes to the Internet and click random things until they get what they want. xP

    ReplyDelete
  6. I think I'm going to write a post on this.

    I don't have money either but my local library is so bad, I just don't read current books anymore. I read more of the classics.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Thanks for speaking out against piracy!!

    ReplyDelete
  8. In the light of our earlier conversation on Twitter - AWKWARD LOL hahah :) But definitely - a very good point! Piracy is bad. End of story.

    ReplyDelete