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Larry Moniz (larrymoniz) | 3 comments DANGER! DANGER! BOOK PIRACY

Kindle Direct Publishing has been hacked and the Ebook version of my book: Longhouse Homicide, ISBN 978-0979700736, is now being offered free for download in various formats. The Kindle Direct Publishing Version through Amazon operations is the only possible source for this piracy by an operation calling itself Check Out My Ink.

To operators of that site I wrote:

“Please be advised you are enabling infringement on my copyright for the book: Longhouse Homicide, ISBN 978-0979700736, by offering it for download. Unless you take steps to remedy this situation by 5 p.m. today, Oct. 7,2016, you will be subject to a legal action for copyright infringement and book piracy. I also MUST receive written confirmation from you by the specified time and date in order to withhold civil and criminal legal actions against your operation.”

Here are the links to the site and to the form in which I requested my unauthorized listing be immediately removed:

Adding insult to injury; apparently Amazon Kindle distributed the EBook version free of charge to one of its members based on the lack of any sales being shown in my monthly report. As a result, I’ve UNPUBLISHED all of my fiction works from Amazon Kindle pending satisfactory resolution of this most serious piracy problem. Readers here may also wish to do the same.

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message 2: by Amber (new)

Amber Foxx (amberfoxx) | 3 comments I Googled "KDP hacked" and nothing came up other than some very old posts on Kboards about a book failing to upload and the author thought she'd been hacked but it was just a processing glitch.
Pirates may use DRM-stripping software to access your book. Or they may not really have it and just say they do. Pirate sites are usually looking for e-mail addresses and credit card information and don't actually have the books.
If your book had been offered free on Amazon under your account as author, wouldn't you see free books in your report? When I had some free books, they showed up in my report.
Hope you get this resolved.

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