Unfortunately, I knew that the chances of this happening one day were likely... Today, I accidentally found someone in Australia who has been sharing epub files of Wide Awake. My immediate reaction was to report her to the website, among other places... well, after I did some Facebook venting.
I honestly have no words for people who do this type of thing, and that includes the ones who downloaded the file. That is pretty low. Authors work months, sometimes even years, to get their work done and published, then works a whole lot more to market their work, and someone comes around and does that...
If this is a matter of not having the money to buy books, you can go to your local library... it is as easy as that. Unfortunately, I don't think that is the case with the ones actually sharing the files, because they are taking their time to get that done and it just makes me sick.
The same goes to pirating music, movies, etc... there are people who work for that. Have some respect!
I will have to say... I'm really not motivated right now to do any writing, but going after the ones who did that makes me feel better.
Not to worry though... I've met amazing readers over the years, and I love how so many of them take their time to help authors promote their books and to take down the ones sharing files illegally.
I will just take a deep breath, focus on the readers who support their favorite authors, and keep writing!