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Not necessarily. It could be the reverse.You aren't harmed financially if someone who would never consider buying your book gets it as a free download. You are hurt if someone who would otherwise pay gets a free copy, but if "piracy" gets the book more widely known, so more people hear about it, this might increase sales.
@Joe: yes, I know: it's the same reasoning used for mp3 downloads :) We'll see if it helped or now.
I loved the last link :)
You should read some of the intros to Cory Doctorow's books to understand why this is a good thing.
All the news books get in download pages, it does not matter whether the book is good or not :)
Just because somebody downloaded your book for free does not mean that "for sure it's less money in your pocket."http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2009/aug/18/free-ebooks-cory-doctorow
FWIW, your blog RSS (and thus Plänet Debian) has code like the following in it (replaced angle-brackets):〈div class="blogger-post-footer"〉〈img src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/462006525194985726-7884088453638674494?l=sandrotosi.blogspot.com" alt="" height="1" width="1" /〉〈/div〉This is… bad, from a privacy standpoint especially. Got this warning due to Konqueror’s broken SSL implementation, actually…
@mirabilos: would you care to explain why you think this is "bad"?also, do you really think this is something up for a comment in a random blog post instead of an email directly to me?
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