Digital book piracy is a major problem facing some 21st Century authors. New York Times tech columnist David Pogue just told his readers why he decided to download an eBook from a BitTorrent site.
At the same time, many publishers and authors don’t have the financial resources to hire a legal service to fight piracy.
For all the authors, publishers and readers who want to defend digital books against piracy, we’ve put together a simple five-step plan to discover and prevent eBook piracy.
1. Start a daily Google Alert for your name and the name of your book. If your book is being indexed on a pirate website, the Google alert will pick up most mentions of your name or the book’s name.