Should Writers Engage with eBook Pirates?


By Jason Boog Comment

We shared five ways to fight book pirates over at AppNewser, but a few readers suggested that authors engage with pirates instead of taking legal action.

Reader MaxEd had a different strategy: “you can stop worrying about piracy. Join those sites you’ve found in step 1&2, start a polite conversation in comments, get free publicity, sell more copies, make people feel good.” Reader P. Bradley Robb added: “I like how you leave out the part about engaging with pirates, asking them if they liked the book and using the initial experience to foster future business relationships.”

What do you think? Should authors fight eBook pirates online or should they engage with these readers? If you choose to take legal action, we outlined the steps in this post. (Photo via fdecomite)