Free Books and Penny-Ante Pirates

My first three short story collections, LONNIE, ME AND THE HOUND OF HELL, THE KING OF CHEROKEE CREEK, and MA’S MONTHLY HOT FLASHES, are still free at Smashwords till the end of this month with the coupon code SSWIN. Regular price $1.49. Discounted at Amazon to $0.99. And … pirated?

Yes, friends, you can totally STEAL the short story collection LONNIE, ME AND THE HOUND OF HELL at a pirate download site. Save yourself an entire … nothing?

I emailed the site asking them to remove my book from their treasure chest. It isn’t as though I’m losing boatloads of income (in the words of that noted mathemetician, Jayne Cobb, “let me do the math here. Nothing into nothin’. Carry the nothin’…”), but it’s the principle of the thing. I’m striking a blow for, you know, something.

ALSO, I was interviewed at Darlene’s Book Nook on the subject of my new collection, TURTLE FEATHERS. Go read the interview and enter the giveaway and you may win a free copy of that shiny recent collection! Hurry! You want to win a free copy before the pirates start giving it away, doncha? Sure you do!

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: A character steals something that’s free. Why?

MA

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

About

I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

You may also like...

One thought on “Free Books and Penny-Ante Pirates

    • Author
  1. Red Tash
    Twitter:

    July 30, 2012 at 8:25am

    Ahoy, me hearties…arrrrrrr there any good reasons to download pirated books, when so many be free? If treasure be ye problem, pray visit yonder lending libraries, mateys!

    (Not that they’ll read it, but…)
    Red Tash would love to share..Sample Sunday + FreebiesMy Profile

    Permalink  ⋅ Reply
    • Author

      Marian Allen
      Twitter:

      July 30, 2012 at 8:39am

      Maybe they’ve yo-ho-ho’ed one too many bottles o’ rum. Or maybe the parrot made ’em do it. It’s kind of appropriate, actually, since stealing something free is the kind of bonehead thing Lonnie would do.

      Permalink  ⋅ Reply

Your email will not be published. Name and Email fields are required

CommentLuv badge

This blog uses premium CommentLuv which allows you to put your keywords with your name if you have had 3 approved comments. Use your real name and then @ your keywords (maximum of 3)