So, colour me shocked, A Reason To Stay is already being pirated on various torrent sites. Probably by people who have bought from Amazon, broken the DRM (which can be done) and then had the purchase refunded. Or I guess on one of my friends did it… ROFL… I know which one I believe.
My record is an hour after Texas 4 went live ONLY on Love Lane Books…
Which leads me to two things. Pirating in general & Amazon's Kindle refund policy.
I don't generally concern myself angsting over a book of mine with say, 500 downloads on a torrent site. I don't ever see it as 500 books lost revenue. If I did, then I would probably go mad. I have to think that these 500 would never have bought my books anyway.
Of course it hurts. These are my babies I put out into the world. But… if I focused on the negative all the time I wouldn't write.
So I religiously send take down notices… Until I came across this today:
To be honest I probably need someone to do this for me. I need that separation between being creative and being hard arsed!
And then there is Amazon refunds.
I've seen this happen. I can see what is happening on Love Lane books… I will watch a purchase of say, all seven Sanctuary books, and then just as quickly seven refunds on the same books. I am assuming Amazon tracks people who may consistently ask for refunds? I am guessing they would be flagged as suspicious?
Does anyone actually know? What do we think peeps. about Amazon refunds? Is there a place for being able to refund a book? (I appreciate bad formatting/technical issues is cool but what about those people who just *didn't like it*)