Pirates are super sexy, you know sailing the high seas, pillaging, scurvy and all that. This is why I think we need a new word for the type of person that illegally downloads or sells ebooks, software, movies, music and all the other stuff that internet pirates do. I think we should just call them douchebags because they are totally ruining my boner for the Johnny Depp-esque pirate.
I will never mind paying whatever the author and publisher decide is a fair price for a work. Who am I with absolutely no understanding of what goes into making an ebook to say “I will only pay $4.99! No more, than that evar! Because there is no paper and paper is the expensive part!”? No, there is a lot more that goes into making any book and while I would love to see some charts on this, I know it to be the truth and so therefore I pledge to buy any e-book form a reputable seller of books who has it listed at a fair price, and where the sales translate to best selling lists, and the author eating and lots of other stuff.
The people who shop at the kind of store that is pictured above from iOffer are just as detrimental and douchebaggy as the seller who is giving you these books at a discounted price. If you can’t respect the author of the book you loved so much you bought it anyway to pay a fair price for it from a reputable seller, then I think you cannot call yourself a fan of the author or the book. Because fucking them over with this type of idiocy is not supporting a work of art you claim to care so much about.
Moral of the story think twice before you buy, and think three times before you share or sell. You may just be imposing a death sentence on your favorite characters.