Blasty, Piracy & Phishing on the Wild, Wild, Web

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Blasty is an online tool that monitors Google for illegal copies of your content and allows you to remove them with one click. The product is in beta and you can get free access now. I signed for the early beta of the service in 2015 and then promptly forgot about it. Then, a few weeks ago, Blasty’s system alerted me by email that several of my books were being advertised as free downloads at a number of sites.

My first response? Freak out, of course. I dropped everything to open my dashboard at Blasty and followed the links. Sure enough, there they were, my precious books being offered for free in PDF, MOBI, and EPUB format. Not only that, there were comments from people who downloaded them thanking the company for making them available. Spamming scourges of the internet, all! Aaaarg!

Read the rest of the story and find out how you can prevent your books from being pirated on my post for BookWorks.

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