Shannon Messenger mentioned on FB yesterday that someone had been selling ARCs of Keeper of the Lost Cities (copies they received at BEA on good faith!) on Ebay.
This is disgusting.
I had no idea that people were this low. It says not for sale in bold letters and in numerous places, for crying out loud.
So I did a search of my own, using the list of books I received at BEA. There are a few listed on ebay. It's time we started a neighborhood watch! We need to look out for our fellow writers.
So if you know any of these writers personally, please help me by warning them. Yeah, google alerts should let them know, but I use google alerts and I can tell you right now it doesn't work perfectly.
Also, I'm sharing this list to HELP these writers. If you use the information I'm giving you to acquire an ARC of your own through nefarious means, I might just have to hunt you down and kill you. Well, not really kill you. But it won't be pleasant.
ARCs being sold on Ebay:
Crewel, by Gennifer Albin (there is a bid placed on this one, so please warn the author quickly)
Prodigy, by Marie Lu
Fathomless, by Jackson Pearce
The Spindlers, by Lauren Oliver
Ashen Winter, by Mike Mullin
Wake, by Amanda Hocking (several copies of this are being sold, so please warn the author quickly)
The Diviners, by Libba Bray (several copies and several bids placed, so please warn the author quickly)
I'll be keeping watch and letting the authors know, but please do your own search, too! We need to get this to stop. And if you know any of these authors personally, PLEASE help me to warn them.
Neighborhood watchers unite!