Pirate my work, Please!!! – No Seriously…

When I started this blog the point of it was to try build a community and publicly develop my theories around the concept of the collision points between work and life.  Eventually I was going to release a book and that was supposed to be my method to monetize the project.  I never expected to get rich, but if I made enough to reinvest in the effort and maybe help smooth out the financial bumps in life I would consider this whole thing a success.  

I discovered quite quickly that discovery is a very difficult thing and it will be the biggest challenge to my success.  No matter how good my work is, if people can’t find it, it won’t be read, it won’t be listened too and it won’t sell. .   It’s why I have accelerated my plans with the Podcast, the Facebook and Linkedin business pages.  It’s much more work, but hopefully the different avenues of promotion and sharing will aggregate to help drive awareness to make it all worthwhile.   Even then it’s difficult.   Then out of the blue, on a computer hardware website of all places, comes the coolest and craziest concept of all.  Pirating the book itself.  What?

The idea is simple. People only pirate the good stuff.  If they do pirate it, and I promote the piracy myself then it’s sort of like free samples to the world at large or like my patreon for the blog and podcast.  I’m saying try it.. If you like it please pay for it.   

I never really considered piracy as a way to promote and sell intellectual property.   It’s a much more interesting (and scary) concept when you consider this time it’s not a torrent of the new superhero movie du jour, but my own work.   It’s definitely something I will consider.  

I wonder if I should wear an eye patch when I hit post.

Origional Link: http://www.pcper.com/news/General-Tech/PC-Gamer-Surveys-Piracy

NY Times Interview Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/27/books/paulo-coelho-discusses-aleph-his-new-novel.html?src=ISMR_HP_LO_MST_FB&_r=0

Posted by Mike Peluso

Mike Peluso writes about the collision between between the business / professional world and life. He also writes about the journey involved with the Peluso Presents efforts including the Blog, Books, and Podcast so that others may benefit from his efforts. From Mike: I spend hundreds of hours working on these articles every year with no compensation other than support I get through donations. You can support with a tip and by Subscribing to the Podcast (and writing a review on iTunes would be really appreciated as well!) One time tips: www.paypal.me/pelusopresents https://venmo.com/pelusopresents

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