Wanted (No Questions Asked)

Have you seen me (in HTML or Plain Text)?

Walter Jon WIlliams is looking for pirated scans of his novels. In this article on Torrent Freak, he explains his rationale, and it’s a good one.

Having recently scanned and coded the forthcoming ebook issue of A Death of Honor, I can see the genius of this move. Why bother scanning when there’s someone out there who may have already done it? Or somebody who can be bribed with autographed books, a mention in the appropriate ebook edition, or perhaps even small amounts of cash to produce a new scan?1

So if any of you ace searchers out there can point me to a torrent where any of my titles (except A Death of Honor – done already) can be downloaded, let me know. Or if anyone out there is willing to do an OCR scan of one or more of my titles (preferably into html format), get in touch also.2

As I said, bribes are definitely in order. Although baked goods might be a bit hard to ship.

  1. Hey, we are in a recession, folks. If I were Stephen King, I’d be more generous. But then, if I were King, I wouldn’t have this issue.

  2. To answer an obvious question – I do have electronic copies of all my novels except Honor (which was written and edited entirely on an old device called a typewriter). The problem with these is twofold – one, they are all stored on 5 1/4″ floppies. Two, they are not the edited version as produced by the publishers.
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5 responses

  1. Just the words “scanned” and “coded” make me nervous.

    1. I don’t blame you, having been through both. And the next release only needs to be coded, but I’m still wincing at the thought…

  2. I do have to say I enjoyed your books back when and wouldn’t mind reading them again (my to read list seems to be never-ending and larger than I have time for.)

    I haven’t seen A Death of Honor on the ol’ web but i did see Precious Cargo here…

    http://www.demonoid.me/files/details/2637335/22584650/

  3. I can read your 5½ discs if they are for a real computer and not a Mac.

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