This week on Open Book we’re chatting about things we’d like to see change in the publishing industry.
The first and most important change I’d like to see is the elimination of pirates. Authors and publishers have been besieged with pirates stealing our work, probably forever, but for certain in recent years with the advent of indie publishing. I barely go a month when in one of my author groups someone is posting that they’ve found another pirate site. We all scramble to send take down notices, usually to find that we have to jump through dozens of hoops. Our work is being stolen folks, it’s criminal and it needs to stop.
The second thing I’d like to see change is the click farms that are prevalent on Amazon. Read this post by David Gaughran in which he talks about the click farm industry. He has another post, found here, in which he goes into a bit more detail about the fake book industry which is also something that Amazon is aware of, but fails to take action on.
What are some of the things you’d like to see change in the publishing industry? Let’s go see what my fellow bloggers would like to see.