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How does piracy affect the publishing industry?

Posted by Red Points on Thursday, Mar 15, 2018

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?

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A textbook case: how book piracy is hurting academia

Posted by Julia Bourke on Wednesday, Sep 6, 2017

Textbooks and academic journals have unwittingly provoked a market for pirate book websites. Is it too late to save the hurting publishing industry?

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Pirated comic books and the problem of going digital

Posted by Laura Urquizu on Thursday, Aug 3, 2017

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.

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Will the growth of eBook readers be the death of publishing?

Posted by Red Points on Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017

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.

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How Telegram is used to pirate books, magazines and textbooks

Posted by Gordon Mcconnell on Friday, Jan 13, 2017

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.

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A Guide to Social Media for Authors and Publishers

Posted by Gordon Mcconnell on Wednesday, Sep 14, 2016

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.

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The Cursed Child in a Cursed Industry of Piracy

Posted by Gordon Mcconnell on Tuesday, Aug 9, 2016

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.

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Digital Magazine Piracy, New But Here To Stay?

Posted by Gordon Mcconnell on Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016

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.

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Copyright Piracy affects Authors more than Publishers

Posted by Marc Gassó on Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015

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.

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