Somebody brought up DCMA letters and their intention to charge in, sword swinging,
I have thought about this a good bit and will now for no particular reason share my conclusions with you.
I am not fond of folks who swipe the hard work of writer and editor. It sticks in my craw, to use the technical term.
But if you send this site a
take down notice ... and send them another take down notice six weeks
later when they have reposted the illegal download ... and then send them another ... and another ...
It is all very iterative.
How much time and effort will you spend?
How many actual $$ sales have you thereby gained?
Is this the most efficient use of your time?
Is worrying about this the most efficient use of your energy?
If you google "joanna bourne" and "free download" you'd get about 2000 hits.
Most folk who go for these illegal downloads never actually read the books.
Most of them never would buy the book if you put sugar candy on the cover.
Some folk who illegally download you go pick up a legal book later
or recommend you to friends who are more conscientious
or suggest you to their library.
Some folk who illegally download you give you good reviews. (I hope. I mean, to first steal your book and then give you a bad review seems a bit much.)
Some folk who illegally download you can't get hold of a legal copy in their own country and to them I say, "Have at."
into the tavern and play your songs and if somebody throws money into
the hat, bless them. If somebody listens and enjoys and walks away
without contributing, that is the burden on their own back. Don't let
it be one on yours.