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E-Piracy: The High Cost of Stolen Books
"Fans of the late Michael Crichton will enjoy Dionne's exciting second ecothriller." --Publishers Weekly

My third article on the economics of book publishing written for AOL's website, Daily Finance, is now live. Here's a sample: Analysts estimate that hundreds of thousands of e-readers were given as gifts this holiday season, spurring a massive explosion in the number of e-books that will likely be hopping off virtual shelves.Barnes and Noblereports that the deluge has already begun, as "nearly 1 million e-books were purchased on Christmas Day alone."

In the coming months, many of these new owners will discover websites where e-books can be downloaded for free. While some will gravitate toward legitimate websites likeProject Gutenberg, orGoogle Books, others will use "pirate websites" – file-sharing sites where copyrighted content is made available to readers without the author's permission.
See full article from DailyFinance:http://srph.it/hPnit9 By the way, Gina Misiroglu of Red Room put me in touch with the DailyFinance/AOL people, which is one of the great ways she's bringing traffic to Red Room and getting attention for Red Room's authors.  Thank you, Gina!