Dear Publishers: How you fail to make a sale

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Dear Publishers:

When it's easier for me to find a PDF version of your book than it is to find a storefront that sells your book electronically, you have failed to make a sale.

When it's easier for me to find a PDF version of your book than it is to figure out if your book is DRM-encumbered, you have failed to make a sale.

When you have a step-by-step instruction sheet for how to download your eBooks using Adobe Digital Essentials and Dropbox you have not only failed but have exploded in a blaze of "what the fuck were you thinking?"

When legally purchasing and downloading your books is demonstrably worse than finding the PDF online you are not failing to make a sale but your authors should file a class-action lawsuit against you for gross negligence and outright stupidity in your online marketing.

Seriously, if it's not "point, click, download" then you seriously need to rethink your strategy.


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