Thursday, April 25, 2013

I Bill E-book Pirates: Part 2

If you read my last post, you know that my book was pirated on a mobile file sharing site, and upon finding the person's email on their profile, I emailed the e-pirate in a very business-like manner. You can read that blog post here.

Well, as expected, I didn't receive a reply to my email, nor did I receive payment for the invoice I sent the perpetrator. But what I did find is that the pirate has desperately been trying to erase all of his/her social networks. He/She has deactivated everything from book blog, Facebook blog page, personal profile Facebook page, the mobile sharing website profile, Pintrest, etc. etc...all except for Goodreads, where he/she changed the user name, but the link to their page has stayed the same. The profile setting, however is now set to "private" and oh no, deary my... I've been unfriended by this person on Goodreads. The person has visited this blog. As a matter of fact, they have seen the previous blog post, and will probably see this one.

If you are reading this Mr./Ms. Anonymous E-Pirate (and I know you are), you've stolen from me. My books are like my children. They start with a notion and turn into hope, and then with much struggle they become stories. It may take three months, a year and a half, ten years or longer, and all that time is the sweat from my brow and money from pocket that you've taken. Furthermore, A past-due Collection Notice is in your NEW email. Please be so kind as to review it.

Moving along...

Pirates, a word of advice: If you're going to upload books illegally to file sharing sites, first I recommend that you Google yourself. This person's name is all over the internet, along with his/her picture. I have screenshots of all the websites this person was on. I have screenshots of the same exact links, which now shows the pages have been removed. It's called evidence, and I have a lot of it. Remember, everything on the internet is public, and anyone can access it at any time. Every post and comment has a trail. It all leads back to you. So, Mr./Ms. Anonymous Onyx Pirate, I know about those other blogs you administer. Such a shame that you belong to such a popular and hugely sponsored blog. What will your sponsors say? Oh by the way, I know where you've been, and I know what your other usernames are. I also know you follow my blog.

Yes, I know all of you readers are eager to know who this person is and want me to out them. I've read all your comments on the previous post, and I thank you for your support. The thing is, I won't state the person's name because it's just not my style...but hey, my style can change. So to all you pirates out there, Liam Neeson has the perfect words from me to you:

READ "I Bill E-Book Pirates: Part 3" HERE


  1. *high five* Well said Nely! You also have what sounds to me like the evidence needed to at least start a legal case against Mr/Ms Pirate. Your choice, but I know you'll do what's best for you. :)

  2. Thanks for the update... You're awesome.

  3. retweeted, reblogged, googled plused...the whole enchilada.

  4. This is the best soap opera ever. Get 'em, Nely. If more authors took this stance I think we'd see a lot less pirating.

  5. Wonderful role model for the "new" era of authors. It's time to fight back! Thank you.

  6. Wonderful !!! some people just don't get it.

  7. Get em Nely!!! I am so honored to call you my friend and you taking this stance has made me love you even more.