[LMB] E-book piracy - was "on topic"

David McMillan skyefire at skyefire.org
Sun Jan 30 15:17:57 GMT 2011

On 1/29/2011 9:24 AM, JenL wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 7:22 PM, Becca<becca_price at yahoo.com>  wrote:
>> --- On Fri, 1/28/11, JenL<jenl1625 at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>> Read something recently, maybe on
>>> Whatever, about one book going out of
>>> print for lack of sales while pirate downloads were very
>>> high volume...
>> or maybe it's the other way around? that piracy increased because the book
>> went out of print?
>> No - this was one author passing on another author's explanation that her
> book, currently in print, was going out of print because the print copies
> weren't selling.  Meanwhile, the download volume was significant.  But of
> course I can't find the post now...
     What was the context, though?  Were there legit Ebooks available, 
at prices that weren't jacked up to hardcover levels?  Or were the 
Ebooks available only with DRM encumberance?  B/c those seem to be the 
main drivers behind Ebook piracy -- Baen keeps making money on dead-tree 
books despite making their Ebooks available in "Pirate This Book 
Please!" formats.

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