The Book Publicists of Southern California recently honored SPAWN member, PR expert, and author Rhonda Rees with their Publicist of the Year Award for 2014. She was recognized on behalf of her award-winning book, Profit and Prosper with Public Relations®: Insider Secrets to Make You a Success, published by Aseity Press.
The important recognition and its special distinction were marred by an issue making the news lately—that of Internet piracy and copyright infringement of books, a little-known situation affecting authors. Rees found out her book was offered as a free download online without her knowledge or permission.
“I run Google searches, to see how my PR book is doing. I discovered it offered for free without my knowledge or permission,” Rees states. “This is the type of crime that doesn’t leave any fingerprints. There is no way for me to find out who has done this. It is all very frustrating.”
www.DangerousFakes.com gives tips for protecting your work.