Monday Musings: “Your Books Are So Good, I Shouldn’t Have to Pay for Them.”

Wow, I cannot believe that a so-called fan had the cheek to say this! Pay the bloody author, please!!!

And So On...

This happened to an author of my acquaintance. She got an email from a “fan” and the gist of it was this:

Dear Ms. Author.

I really like your books. I think they are well-written and I enjoyed reading them. (So far, so good, right? Hang on.) However, I have returned them all because you priced them at $0.99 to $2.99, and that is too much to pay for them. I can’t afford to pay that much for a book, even though I liked it. In the future, can you make sure you make all your books free so I don’t have to return them?

And, when the author in question blocked this “fan” (and it seems, reported her as an abuser of the return system on ebooks), she sent another email chastising the author for blocking her and forcing her to open a second account (presumably to harass the…

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5 Responses to Monday Musings: “Your Books Are So Good, I Shouldn’t Have to Pay for Them.”

  1. Kim Cleary says:

    I was at a party a few weeks ago chatting with a friend I hadn’t seen for some time. A woman I didn’t know overheard and interrupted to tell us she downloaded thousands of free books, wouldn’t even consider paying for anything. I was gobsmacked. I think my jaw dropped several inches. My friend filled the silence by politely asking whether or not this woman would consider working if she wasn’t paid. I’m not sure why creative artists of any kind are expected to produce product for nothing!

  2. jebjork says:

    That’s terrible! Clearly this person does not understand what it takes to write a book and all the work that goes into it.

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