images.jpegQuill & Quire (love that name!) has a round-up on this forum which discussed pirates, pricing and social media. Here’s an excerpt:

Bob Miller of Workman Publishing (formerly of HarperStudio) had some counterintuitive ideas about the rise of book piracy. “Certainly, if we saw our business being pirated completely, it would be terrible. However, we give away 2,000 copies at BookExpo, and we’re upset if we can’t give them all away!” he said. “So I think 2,000 copies being pirated is good news. It shows they will read it, tell their friends, and go buy the author’s next book.”

Full report here. Thanks to Resource Shelf for the heads up.


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