Some thoughtful perspectives on book piracy

With the rise of ebooks, one of the biggest concerns for authors and publishers is the corresponding rise of piracy. I’ve seen a few posts around the traps, largely from the perspective of midlist authors.

Filipino author and critic Charles A. Tan (on the World SF Blog) presents a very different perspective on piracy. I think a lot of people in Western society tend to take their privilege for granted, so Tan’s refreshingly candid post really puts the nuisance of book piracy into a perspective.

On the other hand, bestselling thriller and horror author Scott Nicholson reckons authors need to calm down and put piracy in perspective.