Hi everyone, and thank you for tuning in to another episode of the We Make Books Podcast - A podcast about writing, publishing, and everything in between!
This week we’re talking about pirates and sadly, not those of the Caribbean variety. The internet is littered with websites that sell (or claim to give away) pirated copies of books and addressing this situation can be a long and daunting process. In this episode we talk about what kind of websites your book could end up on, what it is that the people that run them are after, and how to get your book taken down should pirates get ahold of it … this unfortunately involved a lot less of the ‘bribe them with rum’ tactic that we had hoped.
We Make Books is hosted by Rekka Jay and Kaelyn Considine; Rekka is a published author and Kaelyn is an editor and together they are going to take you through what goes into getting a book out of your head, on to paper, in to the hands of a publisher, and finally on to book store shelves.
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Welcome back to another episode of we make books a show about writing, publishing and everything in between. I'm Rekka, I write science fiction and fantasy as RJ Theodore.
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And I'm Kaelyn. I am the acquisitions editor for Parvus Press.
New Speaker (00:13):
So I know I've made a big Kaelyn.
Yeah, I mean I've done that for awhile, but, uh, is there any specific reason -
The day that I got the Google search term alert that my book had shown up on a pirate site, that's how I knew I'd made it.
It is a, it is a little bit of a marker in your career, isn't it?
Bingo square. I mean, like, it's not like I'm not gonna do anything about it, but, uh, you know, before I turn around and forward that email to my publisher and say, Hey, just so you know, please go take care of this. Um, I did bask in the having arrived-ness of that moment.
Yeah. It's, um, it's, you know, what did they say? SNL, Sesame street. Those are the big markers in your career.
I haven't made that one yet. I haven't done any of those pirated website, so I'm not, today we're talking about pirates, but not the awesome kind, not the kind in my books, the kind to take my books.
The kinds who take books and um, you know, put them on the website for all to, to read without paying for them, which as I think we've, you know, if you've listened to any of our previous episodes, we obviously come down very strongly against.
We don't like it .
Yeah. Kind of against that for various reasons. This was, a listener sent us this question, you know, asking about, um, pirates pirate websites, what you can do to prevent that from happening and what to do if it does happen. So, um, no, I think that's a pretty, there's a as much of a comprehensive walkthrough
Yeah. I mean, yeah, the problem itself is pretty simple. It's the solution that's kind of a bear. Yeah, exactly.
So anyway, uh, take a listen and um, as always, we hope you enjoy it
Speaker 3 (02:08):
Well, I think we're getting this remote recoder thing, kind of uh, we're doing okay, right?
Hey, we're not coughing and we have no difficulty breathing, so it's a good song. We're a step ahead of a lot of other people at this point.
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