I believe that at least one of the reasons for Best Thinking closing is that its business model relied to a significant degree upon the long-tail publication model of e-books. That model would have been a winner had hackers not cracked Kindle and criminal book pirate websites such as Kiss-Library in Belorussia and The Internet Archivein the USA stolen the copyrighted original creative work of author and publishers. Like so many others, those two famous websites started collecting criminal revenue in sales or by parasitically begging the public for money for doing so.
In my opinion websites such as those need to have their owners, agents volunteers and employees brought to justice through government action, prosecution and civil law suits.
How, otherwise, can Western industrialised nations such as the USA seek diplomatic solutions to the copyright theft endemic in China and elsewhere when the Internet Archive has US "not for profit" status for being a book pirate website? They are brazenly pirating and disseminating the Best Thinking published first edition ThinkerMedia e-book of Nullius in Verba: Darwin's greatest secret here.So far, they are refusing to cease and desist.
Over the past few days, I have been in contact by email with The Internet Archive. They are playing what appears to me to all intents and purposes to be a transparent passive aggressive scam game with me by now asking for personal identification details including my home address and signature. They surely know that to be a typical scam artists "wear down the poor suckers ruse" because all the advice from experts in cybercrime is not to give out such information when asked for it by dodgy or clearly criminal organizations.
Accordingly, I have informed The Internet Archive by email, twice now, that I will not give them that sensitive information. I warned them I would pursue them through the federal, police, tax and civil law if they do not cease and desist pirating and disseminating the e-book (1st edition) and paperback (2nd edition) of my book “Nullius in Verba: Darwin’s greatest secret”.
The internet Archive, like KissLibrary.com, presents itself as a respectable and heroic freedom of access to information organisation. What they are doing in fact is bringing about the imminent demise of any new marketable e-books, and Kindle as a publishing platform, which is so obviously a very un-green thing to do.
We authors are not going to publish e-books when these parasites criminally steal them from us. Like most people, we do not choose to work for the benefit of criminals!
If you are as concerned as I am that we not let these parasitical pirates wreck a golden age of publishing before it fully takes off please disseminate what you have read here far and wide.
Please take a few minutes to take some action and inform the authorities and get it into the national news media and social media. All the proof you need is in the links provided in this blog. But that is the tip of the iceberg only.
The US citizens behind the brazen destructive parasitical piracy of my books openly flaunt their names and credentials on the Internet Here. Surely, their arrogant confidence cannot be justified. The authorities have a responsibility to stop and punish them Please assist me in bringing these stupidly selfish people, and others like them to book,