pirate version of my book...

Kay C Lan lan.kc.macmail at gmail.com
Fri Aug 31 23:31:11 EDT 2012

On Sat, Sep 1, 2012 at 1:26 AM, Colin Holgate <coiin at verizon.net> wrote:

> I'll report it to the publisher (though I doubt they'll have the power to
> do much about it)

Unfortunately they are probably the cause.

My guess is the hard copies of the book were printed in China, in which
case the digital copy that was sent to the printer 'found' it's way to

Big Names, such as Apple and their contract with Foxcon, have enough sway
to ensure bits don't go 'missing' and outsourcers don't make copies. These
days the companies that do the fake iPads etc actually have to buy one and
then reverse engineer it.

Small companies though just don't have the clout. Any and every company
that sends anything to China will have copies of their stuff made, in some
cases in exactly the same factory (so no reverse engineering necessary,
just change the logos and the box it ships in), in others it will be passed

The speed with which your book has made it to the Chinese cybersphere
suggests to me that Doc88.com has contacts in a number of publishing
companies and simply pays a backhander for each electronic copy sent it's
way, regardless of the title, it's language, or any other criteria.

As you say, you are so small that you are unlikely to loose too many sales
to this site, so your dilema really is do you want your book to become so
succesful that you do start loosing a significant portion of your sales to
the pirates, or are you content with being small an not becoming the next
Danny Goodman ;-)

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