Saturday, September 1, 2012

Sharing is Caring But Not Always

Hello Everyone,

Just so you know, giveaway copies of my epublished, copyrighted works that I give out in contests are for the recipient only. Contest winners may not transfer or upload these ebook files to others, not even family or friends, via email, instant message or by any other means. They may not be copied in any form.

I do appreciate that the majority of my readers already know and abide by copyright law. I sincerely thank you for this and all your support of my writing.

I currently pay sixty percent of the purchase price for most of my giveaway copies to my publisher. If you want to gift someone with a book you received for free from me, you must purchase them an additional copy through a valid/legal online retailer.

Anyone who feels uncertain about copyright law as it relates to digital media is invited to email me at address given on my contact page and I will direct you to the proper online sources for further information.

This is a very serious, legal matter. I take it very seriously. I feel that I am very generous with giveaway copies of my copyrighted works. I don't like to have to address an issue like this but I work hard to produce my books. It is not a hobby to me, it is my profession. I pour all my energy and my own money into the research, creation, production and promotion of my work. Giveaway copies are a part of that. I ask that my copyright be respected.


Other Giveaway Policies:

1. You must 18 years of age or older and have reached the age of majority in your country/state of residence to read this blog, enter contests and win. By reading this blog, entering contests and accepting a giveaway prize, you are stating that you are 18 years of age or older and have reached the age of majority in your area of legal residence.

2. All contests are void where prohibited by law.

3. Contest winners have 72 hours to claim their prizes. If they fail to connect with me, I will pick a new winner.

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