wheel - 12:33 pm on Feb 22, 2011 (gmt 0)
t's kind of funny to see people talking about this, and I wonder how many are actually serious authors or publishers. I'm both. My books have sold over 500,000 copies in print. And yes, they have been pirated in ebook formats, and if I search I'll find them via the usual suspect repositories.
And I used to own a bookstore and thus derived my income from the sale of books. Shrug. It doesn't invalidate one's opinions.
In fact, I sold textbooks. And students ripping textbooks to electronic format and then either distributing them or returning the book for refund has a huge impact on income. The students did only have one choice - buy the book if they're taking the course.