The easy availability of pirated works online affects the entire book publishing community, including authors, readers, publishers, agents and booksellers. The effects of piracy can range from the tangible (lost sales, lower author royalties) to the intangible (decline in the perception of the value of a book).
To help combat digital piracy and protect our authors’ content, Macmillan has instituted a multi-faceted strategy:
While these efforts have been helpful at stemming the tide of illegal piracy online, our job is not done. Technology and law are constantly evolving and vigilance by the entire publishing community is required. Please join us in helping to protect the work of all of our authors by participating in our anti-piracy efforts.