No Free Lunch.

620px-Yogi_Bear_with_-don't_feed_the_bears-_message_-_NARA_-_286013Authors are being hurt by piracy and plagiarism.

Where can pirates and plagiarists easily obtain books to steal?

Unregistered copyright, and cheap (priced far below value) or free e-books.

Not so cuddly, here.

Unregistered copyrights encourage intellectual property theft.

Free or cheap e-books make it inexpensive to produce illegal copies.

Cheap or free e-books make it difficult for all Authors to make a living.

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Authors, defend your hard work.

Register copyright. The certificate is legal proof of ownership.

Price your writing fairly. Charge commensurate with the work’s value.

Discontinue all free e-book giveaways. Award only bound printed copies.

Support public library borrowing: the ethical way to obtain and read free books.

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Please, don’t feed the bears.

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To show your support for
the right of Arts laborers to be paid for their work,

Visit and join this Facebook group:

STOP WORKING FOR FREE

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4 Comments

Filed under books, Reading, Uncategorized, Writing

4 responses to “No Free Lunch.

  1. I love the way you tied the vintage Smokey and Yogi into your message. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. marianallanos

    Excellent points!

    Liked by 1 person

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