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Stop e-book theft: Editor's Notes #147
June 12, 2013

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil
is that good men do nothing.

--Edmund Burke

This issue of Editor's Notes looks a bit different from the rest, and, remarkably, it is early. That's because I wanted to get this to you as soon as I possibly could. Please take a moment to read, and then respond.

In this issue:

1. Stop e-book theft

1. Stop e-book theft
You work your heart out creating a book you believe will make the world a better place. You pay for editing, layout, and maybe even for marketing. E-books are the big thing, so you put a digital version on Amazon…

…where people have seven days to read your book and then return it for a full refund.

I, and many others, consider this outrageous!

I have just learned of a petition to stop this practice, and I'm asking you to do three things.

1. Read the explanation and the petition. Both are short.
2. Sign the petition. You have a choice of making your signature public or not. All signatures count as long as you sign.
3. Forward this email to as many people as you think may also sign. This is YOUR money draining away out of the system. Plug the hole.

Here is the link to the petition:
(You may have to copy and paste it into your browser.)

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