Finding free content in the publishing world is a practice that pre-dates the digital revolution, even before the emergence of the internet. So, how does it happen?
Textbooks and academic journals have unwittingly provoked a market for pirate book websites. Is it too late to save the hurting publishing industry?
We write on comic book piracy, including how comic books and manga have been affected by going digital, and how the industries can react to the problem.
As eBooks are set to take a market share of 25.8% of all book sales worldwide, Red Points examines the harm of eBook piracy on the publishing industry, and whether the popularity of e-readers could be more damaging than lucrative, by examining the popularity of pirate libraries.
Telegram was the app set to become a household name when it launched in 2013, but since losing first place to WhatsApp it has found favour in some of the more niche online communities. The app prides itself on being the most private solution for instant messaging, which makes it a popular choice for sharing pirated content.
The most difficult part of creating a successful book is arguably the marketing. There are over 1 million books published every year in the U.S. alone; relying on just the quality of your work is a risky strategy at best. We've got a little guide on how to best use your original content to drive future sales.
Many fans have eagerly awaited the release of the 8th and final instalment of the Harry Potter story. However, some would rather practice the dark arts and download the pirated book for free.
As the demand for digital magazines increases so does the level of piracy of the content: piracy of digital magazines is a relatively new phenomenon however it's growing rapidly, undermining the development of the publishing industry.
Over a month prior to the highly anticipated May 2014 publishing release of the now New York Times Bestseller title ‘We were liars’ fans already started downloading illegal pirated copies on the internet.