I am a new Member (3 Posts) and am thoughly enjoying browsing through the Forum and its wealth of comments, advice and opinions, plus the useful information often contained therein. However, I am concerned, as the author of a eBook, a rewly published Award winning omantic novel, to learn from the discussion, "Who Benefits from free eBooks?", that there are in existence websites which are apparently publishing eBooks for free, without the author's knowledge or permission. It would seem such site are robbing authors of their Royalties, while making money for themselves by collecting fees from those equally unprinipaled individuals and companies, prepared to place advertisements on these rogue sites.
This raises two questions in my mind, if the foregoing be true. How do these sites obtain the author's manuscript in the first place and secondly, how do they manage to evade the International Copyright Laws?
Should Members have any ideas, answers, or better still, solutions to this seemingly growing and, crucial to literature, situation, please let me (and every other author in the world) know ASAP.