Welcome. This blog was started three years ago by four aspiring writers who are now three published authors of novels and short stories (Barbara Elsborg, Dawn Jackson, Arlene Webb) and one multiple award-winning writer (Laurie Green). We blog to keep readers updated on our new releases or other random topics. We hope you enjoy your stay. :] Coffee?

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Support this Group.

If you're a writer please take a moment, go to this site and join this loop.
Writers make very little for the blood, sweat and tears we pour into our manuscripts. So you can imagine what it's like to see something we've spent months working on, popping up on an illegal site and being downloaded for free. E-book publishing is on the rise, but so are unscrupulous pirates. This group of authors has banded together to go after these book pirates and their sites to shut them down. If you know of a site, share the link and keep writers, writing.



Frances said...

Thanks for the heads up. I joined.

BTW Ladies, I love the new look of your blog. It's beautiful.

Laurie said...

Oh, thanks, Frances. We like to redecorate every so often. :)

Lunatic said...

Joined the petition, not that I think much will come of it. I don't know how the hell you ladies find the time to blog on top of it all. Take care.

Dawn said...

I just have to share.
They were sucessful in shutting down a monster illegal site.
This is from a discussion with a group of Ravenous Romance Writers.
Below is a post by one of the writers.

Here's a post from another loop. I told you Siren is fighting hard to get four sites shut down. Now Phaze was just successful at getting one shut down. E-piracy is real and is bound to happen. Here's what some of the publishers are doing about it. Sending cease and desist letters to the server host by quoting the copyright law. They are legally bound to take the sites down. Read the posts below:

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Several novels published by Phaze Books are uploaded to your site for illegal distribution. As publisher of Phaze Books, I request that you delete this link and all files made available within.

Kathryn Lively, Owner, Phaze Publishing

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Date: Tue, March 10, 2009 8:59 am
> Hello,
> Thank you for letting us know. We have deactivated the links to the
> illegal files.
> If you know any other illegal use of our service, please let us know. We
> will do our best to remove the files as soon as possible.
> We appreciate your desire to make our service better. Thank you!
> Best regards,
> Kateryna support

Laurie said...

Thanks for the update, Dawn.