I can understand it in bees. It’s called survival instinct.
I have less tolerance for humans who do that sort of thing. If you’ve tried to buy my e-books on Smashwords any time in the last two days, you’ll notice that they’re not there. What does this have to do with bees?
I’m glad you asked.
As I said, I can understand why bees would try to get away without paying for the honey they rob. But Smashwords.com has a policy of allowing anyone to download e-books with the understanding that they will be honorable and will pay for the books they download.
I was looking over my royalty statement from Smashwords and found that for every book someone bought (and they were only $3.99), between 50 and 80 people downloaded that same book without paying.
Now, I’m really happy that folks want to read my books, but why on earth would I want to put my books out there just for the few honest people who understand that writing is a job, one that supposedly supports the writer?
If you want to get my books for your non-Kindle, maybe there’s a way you’ll be able to find them, but until I can figure out a way to prevent the piracy, I’m going to leave my e-books off of Smashwords.
I’ll let you know if I solve this quandary.
BEEattitude for Day # 406:Blessed are those who act in accordance with the highest thought, for they shall contribute to a better life for all.
_______________________________The teeny details:
Nov. 26 Wellspring Treasures, Kennesaw GA 1-4 p.m.
Dec. 3 Books for Less, Buford GA 1-3 p.m.
Dec. 10 Peerless Bookstore, Alpharetta GA 2-4 p.m.
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