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Old 08-31-2012, 01:36 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by koland View Post
Are any of the authors here using to give away free copies of your books?

Or are any of your books there without your permission?

I spotted a high number that I have received over the last few years, direct from authors or from Amazon, but see several others that are listed at Amazon (and elsewhere) at prices ranging from $3-$7. So, I am wondering if this is just someone who has decided that once free should mean always free and is redistributing them (apparently as PDF's, with no author listed on the detail pages) or if it is a legit marketing outlet.
I know one author whose book is on there who says he's never given them the right to distribute it. I'm going to check with two others.

There's a heated discussion about this site on another forum (not going to post the link as that's probably against Mobileread's TOS), but it doesn't pass the smell test to me (of course I haven't showered in 48 hours, so who knows where it's coming from).

I can tell you this, I was told (I didn't check myself) that their terms say the following:
""Further, the Author hereby grants and irrevocably licenses to the Publisher the exclusive publishing rights in all languages in e-book or book form in all countries of the world, all future works..."
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