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Old Today, 12:57 AM   #16
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That can be seen either as hypocrassy or as them having learned something as they grew up.
I am loving this neologism. (Portmanteau?)
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I'm not really sure what "an offense against justice" means. Does anyone know?

The article says they're afraid piracy will lead to fewer novels being published. Piracy has been around a long time. I just googled and found there are estimates of 600,000 to 1,000,000 new novels every year. It doesn't seem that piracy is slowing things down.

Most of that is because of the change of the publishing house and platform. So many self-publish in the current market easily, and it's easier than ever to start digital independent "companies" with a website and access to Amazon's uploading.

I know several smaller companies have gone under the past few years due to sales, when they've mainly been e-book only. A few favorite authors I follow talk about dismal sales and pirating.

It definitely affects the author's income, output, publishing contracts if they don't self-publish. Sad for them, the companies who take a chance for them, and readers.

That said, while I think it does make an effect, it's not fully to blame for the changing markets. People simply read less, or buy less books. With some many "Free" on Amazon and other places, some people stick to that and don't want to purchase.
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I am loving this neologism. (Portmanteau?)
It wasn't intentional. I'm a terrible speller and it seems that Chrome's spell checker isn't a lot better.

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I think since more people are self publishing that might also account for a lot of companies going under.

That said, I don't doubt that authors and publishers and retailers lose money due to piracy. It would be impossible for them not to. I do doubt that the problem is as great as is often claimed. I also think that given the size of Amazon pirates might be their most serious competitors.

I think, all in all, readers are probably more honest than publishers and book sellers. If we weren't pretty honest they'd have all gone under long ago.

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