So, what does one do when one finds their stuff showing up on sites that one didn't authorize? Especially when someone else is charging for their material, or using it for click-bait?


My experience with Bookmate. I was approached by a woman who said she works for Bookmate and suggested I place my book onto their site. I looked into the possibility and refused. Some time later I discovered my book on bookmate website. Complaint to that woman and writing to their department that deals with copyright infringements didn't produce any result. The book is still there.

@lenna and they charge people money to read it, and you don't see one, red cent of it.

I have a feeling, Bookmate is one of the prime offenders.

If others have had similar experiences -- subscription services profiting from stolen intellectual property -- it would be great to know about it, and what steps were taken, if any, to deal with the theft.

@meg @lenna

Maybe you do have a book deal with a publisher. I don't know. It's hard to tell from your erratic details. I've heard you talk about 'my editor', and that you've been approached about a movie. But, frankly, a book in print is the wisest first step. So let me ask for clarity: Are you working with a publisher? Do you have a developmental editor? Of course you can self-publish, but why struggle with that? And you certainly need a DE regardless to tighten the narrative.

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