Please Don’t Pirate My Book Day

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The brilliant (seriously, check him out at Terrible Minds) Chuck Wendig declared February 6th to be Please Don’t Pirate My Book Day and asked authors to blog/tweet about it.


Please don’t take the ideas in my books and adapt them for a Scandinavian porn magazine (without paying me as creative consultant).

Please don’t grab my books and make them walk the plank (neither print books nor e-books do well in the briny).

I am totally down with the idea that pirating can increase an author’s readership, so, if you must illegally download my books, I would like you to:

1) Go to one of the many official online sources of my books (links can be found at the TDA Bookstore) and write a review.

2) Give the link of the TDA Bookstore to your friends and advise them to buy the book (rather than linking them to the pirated copy).

3) Buy a copy of the book and donate it to a reading programme.

4) In general terms, I would like all readers who do access pirated books to commit to buying one book for every pirated book that they read. (I understand that many people download massive floods that may contain hundreds of books; personally I don’t think that they count until the book has been read.)

Whatever you do, READ and encourage other people to READ!


About dmlbooks

Dennis M. Lane is a British writer who left the shores of the UK in 1986 and hasn’t looked back since; he has now lived in South Africa for eleven years. His first poetry collection “8 Million Stories” was published in November 2010, followed by the collection of science fiction poetry and short stories “The Poring Dark” in September 2012 (two of the poems have been nominated for the 2013 Rhysling Award and another for the Dwarf Stars Award), his first novel “Talatu” in March 2013, and “The King’s Jewel” the first book in the five novel “Helix Key” series in August 2013. He is currently working on Helix Key Book 2 and a second collection of short stories (entitled "The Unmedicated"). When not writing, Dennis enjoys narrating and voice acting and recently set up Dramatic Voice Productions in order to take his interest further. To relax Dennis watches old movies from his extensive DVD collection, his three loves being science fiction B movies, Hong Kong martial arts, and anime. He has been presenting “A Review from the Jacaranda City” since May 2011 and has looked at classic old movies from “On The Beach” to “Creature from the Black Lagoon”.
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4 Responses to Please Don’t Pirate My Book Day

  1. Ooh, an interesting take – I’d rather you didn’t pirate, but if you must then please do this…

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