by Nita on May 21st, 2012
filed under Uncategorized
I want you to know that it took me nearly 9 months of work in the evenings and on the weekends to write Designs on Haley. Then I worked another week and a half during edits for it.
Although I would like to write full time, I must work a day job because my royalty checks won’t even pay the electricity bill. I only earn $1.50 per copy sold. This month that’s a little over $50. That’s right. BIG bucks!
And people like you think it’s okay to cheat me out of that measly royalty check by pirating my book. Nearly 800 people have downloaded my book from where you uploaded it. That’s almost $1200 in royalties I *should* have received. Even that would be only be about $1/hour for my labor.
Many authors stop writing because it pays so little. And it pays even less when pirates steal your work.
You think you aren’t hurting anyone. You think it’s no big deal.