For writers: Steps to deal with book piracy

It’s #WritingWednesday on the blog today. Originally, we were going to pop into talking about the fiction genres. However, in light of recent copyright infringment notifications and questions from our followers, we want to change things up.

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Please enjoy the following blog that we are reblogging from Stephanie Lawton ( The advice herein is written better than we could express with a short blog.

Stephanie Lawton

When my debut novel was released just over two weeks ago, book piracy was the last thing on my mind. In those two weeks, links to illegal downloads of Want spread like wildfire.

As fate would have it, I have a friend who is well-versed in book piracy, and I attended a writing workshop yesterday where one of the topics was dealing with the same thing. Serendipity? I think so.

Below are some of the things I learned, much of the info coming from author Candace Sams, who has been a victim of book piracy thousands of times over.


First: Do a Google search of the following:

[author name, book title, epub]

My search looked like this: “Stephanie Lawton Want epub”

UPDATE: Thanks to author Lisa Burstein, who pointed out that searching for your name, title and “PDF shared” will often return additional results, ex: “Stephanie Lawton…

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