Protect Your Work from Book Pirates!
Yikes-a-roo … How would like to being doing a random Google or Bing search with your name and book title … and WHOOPS … a “free download” pops up? A download you never authorized or know nothing about. Aargh!
You need help … your book has been pirated. Here are two sources to know about. First of all, you want to listen to the podcast dated 2-25-2016—it’s all about Book Piracy. Here are the two keep sources you want to engage: Piracy Trace and IP Watchdog. And do this now—go to BOTH Google and Bing. Put your NAME, BOOK TITLE and the words FREE DOWNLOAD. Is your book safe?
Piracy Trace is an automated platform that searches the entire web looking for copies of your work. With an always-on scanning approach, you can rest assured if it’s been copied we’ll find it. There is a free 30 day trial… after that, to track one book, it’s $1 per month; up to 5 titles, $4. Suggest you listen in pronto to the podcast done on AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing dated February 25, 2016. Your book may be on the plank with pirates!
Create a Take Down Notice for Pirated Books!
One of the critical notices to send to any website hosting company is the DMCA. Go to IPWatchDog.com and download the sample letter. Do a copy and paste with your information, then submit it to any hosting company that is carrying your books and shouldn’t be. The clock starts to tick with a 24 hour window to remove your material
Judith Briles is a book publishing expert and coach. She empowers authors and is the Founder of Author U, a membership organization created for the serious author who wants to be seriously successful. She’s been writing about and conducting workshops on publishing since the 80s. Judith is the author of 34 books including Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms (ForeWord IndieFab Book of the Year), Snappy Sassy Salty: Wise Words for Authors and Writers and a speaker at publishing conferences. Book #34 was published this summer: The CrowdFunding Guide for Authors & Writers. Get your copy.
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