Disheartening to find dozens of sites offering my books for download illegally. It is no exaggeration to say thousands of people have access to my books, sometimes even paying membership fees to download them for free while I get NOTHING. These are stories I labored over for many hundreds of hours. They are my intellectual property and I am powerless to stop it. I tried issuing take-down notices but they simply ignore me because they know authors do not have the funds to challenge them in court. It’s theft, pure and simple.