Saturday, May 30, 2009

How Fluff and Puff Handle File-Sharing Sites

There’s always talk about file sharing sites where readers find downloads of authors’ books. What they don’t realize, and sadly, some don’t care, is that these sites are illegal since it’s copyright infringement and in the end hurts the author.

I always wondered what Fluff and Puff would do if they wanted to make sure romance writer witch Thea’s books didn’t have that problem. This is why I like having the guys on my side.


“Very cool,” Fluff crooned, using his ears to tap the computer keys. “Think it will work?”

“Krebs did the basics. We’re just making it better.” Puff read off computer code that had more than a smidge of magick to it while Fluff typed away. “Okay, type all and then hit enter.”

“Yes!” The slippers grinned as they slapped high fives with their ears and sat back to enjoy the show.


“Perfect! I love file sharing sites,” the woman crooned as she clicked on the download button.

She looked up at her friend. “This is Thea James’ latest hardcover book, no less. I’ll make a copy for you.”

“Thanks! I found her first book. I haven’t read that one.” Her friend was busy on her laptop as she was on another book file sharing site preparing to download a book file. “I wish I’d known about these sites a long time ago. I sure would have saved a lot of money.”

The first woman frowned and stared at her computer as the screen abruptly turned red.Bad bad bad! Much safer to just buy the book, because then your computer wouldn’t melt. Now to work on the site itself. Love, Fluff and Puff.

“Oh my God!” She shrieked as she jumped away from her computer that slowly and steadily melted into a metallic puddle.

"Eek!” The other woman dropped her laptop onto the floor where it also was dissolving at a rapid rate.

They stood back and stared at what used to be their computers then looked at each other with a combination of shock and horror.

“Who’s Fluff and Puff?’


  1. LOL Linda, another adventure from the dynamic duo!

  2. Great! Fluff and Puff for president, I say! I don't even want to think about my novel getting out there like that, although I suppose it is somewhere. Very sad. thanks for a fun post, Linda.

  3. Thanks Marie and Sharon,

    I've found my books out there and have lodged complaints with the sites. Of course, they usually close up shop and bring it back again under another site name.

    But it looks like Fluff and Puff are on the job. :}


  4. Gotta love Fluff and Puff!

    Robin :)

  5. I often think, "wouldn't it be cool to do something like that to virus pranksters and others of their ilk?"

    Of course, to make the punishment really fit, instead of melting their computers, Fluff and Puff should compell them to work for a year at 60% of their pay--the rest to go to buy books for schools.

    Oh, I know! Fluff and Puff could lay some magic on the computer program that generates their paycheck--something that makes the check look like a forgery. [evil smile.]

  6. I found a place where Sourcebooks allows readers to read the first chapter of our books. I'd had 1429 views for Heart of the Wolf. But two of the readers wanted them to upload the whole book, now! :) And the moderator/owner of the site informed them that the book is copyrighted and the readers can buy it at the link they gave for the book. I've had others ask for people to give them free copies of the book. If our books were free to the public, our publisher couldn't afford to publish them. : ( And we'd no longer be able to write them. :(

  7. And this is why Fluff and Puff are on the job making sure our books aren't pirated!