There is a huge fire raging among e-book authors, and authors whose print works are now coming out as e-books. The issue? E-book piracy. Just like downloading songs without paying for them is illegal, downloading an e-book without paying for it is also illegal.
Here is a blog from a fellow who shares his thoughts as to why pirating e-books hurts authors. And as an author who will never be Stephen King or JK Rowling, I urge you to take this seriously and please share the link with your friends.