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>> No. 24473 Anonymous
12th August 2015
Wednesday 5:35 pm
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I have a written a book I would like to distribute via BitTorrent. Is it legal for me to list the torrent on sites like Pirate Bay or Kickass? If not, are there any legal torrent indexes that get decent traffic?
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>> No. 24474 Anonymous
12th August 2015
Wednesday 5:44 pm
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>>24473

P2P sharing isn't illegal mate, downloading copyrighted IPs without the copyright holders permission is what is illegal.

If you contact PB and tell them you want to distribute your book using their site, they'll probably even give you the front page for a week like they do with bands and film makers who have had a similar idea to yourself.
>> No. 24475 Anonymous
12th August 2015
Wednesday 6:04 pm
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>>24474

Thanks for the answer lad. The reason I asked was I read somewhere that selling legal items on .onion markets was against the law as you are supporting a criminal enterprise. I worried the same logic would apply to ad-supported torrent sites.
>> No. 24476 Anonymous
12th August 2015
Wednesday 9:09 pm
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what's the book about?
>> No. 24477 Anonymous
12th August 2015
Wednesday 9:10 pm
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>>24476

Gay sex.
>> No. 24478 Anonymous
13th August 2015
Thursday 3:50 am
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You could put it on Mobilism and Avax too. I've seen some godawful stuff on Mobilism that the author's obviously uploaded. Not that I'm presuming your book's awful.
>> No. 24479 Anonymous
13th August 2015
Thursday 3:59 am
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>>24473
Give us a link. I want to read it.
>> No. 24480 Anonymous
13th August 2015
Thursday 4:10 am
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There's also the completely legal sites if you want like Smashwords, and Lulu and Amazon. This free horror novel garnered 151, largely positive, reviews on Amazon and it's soooooooo bad.

This is one of the very few reviews which is representative of the experience of actually reading it.

>I'll admit I downloaded "Surviving the Fog" on the strength of it's reviews from other readers however I'm highly sceptical as to how genuine they are. The problems with this story are evident from the very beginning and unfortunately they run throughout.

>The story begins with a prologue that commits the cardinal sin of creating a false suspense by writing about the "thing" without actually describing it. This method could have been achieved much better and leaves the reader no better off. They have not been given a taster of what is to come and the first line hook fails miserably.

>That being said I was hopeful the rest of the story was better constructed however I was rather short sighted. The main story was just as bad and it was completely evident from the woeful first chapters. The story doesn't flow whatsoever and seems to jump at irragular points. One of the worst examples of this was a section where the lead character simply goes to bed because there was nothing else worth writing about. The next line (no break in story or anything, just a new paragraph!) begins "the next morning he awoke late". Nothing else worth saying?? Another puzzling example directly quoted "he walked downstream until he was opposite the bales of hay that were used for archery practice. He stared thoughtfully at the bales for sometime and then he walked back to the dining hall". This passage had no significance on anything that was to follow and again just felt like filler and was a painful example of blow by blow low value writing.

>Another passage that had me shaking my head in disbelief was one that depicted a huge jump in time. One character leaves the camp to find help, the children make spears then 6 days later the character returns. This happened in the space of two or three lines and felt simply awful.

>On to the characters. All the characters are linear and could have been carbon copies of each other. They are so one-dimensional that you lose interest in them almost instantly. The dialogue is particularly poor and they do not converse like regular teenagers would. It's all very cliche.

>One particularly annoying occurance was the constant desription of the location. Description is essential to progress a story but to endlessly list items in a room that are of no interest whatsoever to the story is just bad writing. i counted one section where 22 lines were written where a cabin was decribed at length, only for it to be used as a house for a radio. The radio was picked up and the scene left. It seemed like such a waste of narrative to describe all this when it had no value to the scene. It's like picking up a menu in a restaurant. You want a brief description of the food, but you dont need to know what time it was bought, what cooker it was make in, whhere the plates came from and what dishwasher powder was used to clean the knives and forkes. It makes the story boring and the additional lines are unneccessary.

>The are lots of annoying traits within the writing itself too. It's ok to use "he said" after most passages of speech. However in the first couple of pages characters had answered, asked, hazarded guesses, suggested, muttered, argued, replied, repeated, growled, exclaimed and even groused (?!). It's a classic case of trying to tell the reader how the customer is speaking because the dialogue itself is ineffective. The phrase "something is wrong" is way over used too. I felt like shouting out "We get the point something is wrong!!" The fact that there are too many cliches and that every character is described by their haircut doesn't help give the book any professional feel. It's like the writer believes the whole story will fail if we don't know what colour and style of hair character A or B has.

>The first chapter came to a long overdue end with a HUGE passage off contant dialogue where everything and nothing is discussed. The conversations just go on forever but nothing of any interest is really discussed or concluded.

>Overall the writing seems very basic and amateur. It is obvious that little or no effort has gone into editing this story as simply reading the first chapter out loud you can pick up on a whole raft of serious flaws.

>On to those "reader reviews". As mentioned before I am deeply sceptical about these. The story was so poor that the amount of 5* reviews is highly suspicious. Quoting from one it was "a compelling, well crafted mini masterpiece. Exceptionally well written, absorbing and interesting". Were we reading the same book!?! Another likened the story to the master of the genre, Stephen King which is truely the final insult.

>However one review did hit the nail on the head perfectly - "Free does not mean good value, the time spent reading a bad book comes out of your life just as if it were a good book." I couldn't have said it better myself.
>> No. 24481 Anonymous
13th August 2015
Thursday 4:20 am
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I'm digressing but I got this book from Mobilism and I was absolutely agog at it.

Morbid curiosity got me to read it because its synopsis included the paragraph

>An international slave trade supplied these houses with boys who were enticed or kidnapped from all over the world. Peg-houses were common in the Orient. The custom was brought to the West by seamen who had grown fond of such pleasures. Boys were trained to service customers by having their anuses enlarged by wooden peg of gradually increasingly size. They would be offered for selection while sitting on stools that displayed the properly sized peg protruding from the bottom to indicate the size penis that each boy had been trained to accommodate.

It was supposed to be about the serious sociological issue of child prostitution during the California Gold Rush but it has a meticulously detailed sex scene every two or three pages and the boys love their jobs. They're the world's most enthusiastic child prostitutes. It was just a noncey porno.

I was even more surprised people went to Amazon and left it positive reviews. People admit to reading this? The author also lives abroad and teaches children ESL so that's reassuring.
>> No. 24482 Anonymous
13th August 2015
Thursday 11:06 am
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>>24481
>trained to service customers by having their anuses enlarged by wooden peg of gradually increasingly size
>looses and finds himself
Heh.
>> No. 24483 Anonymous
13th August 2015
Thursday 12:34 pm
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>>24481
I am NOT googling this at work.
>> No. 24484 Anonymous
13th August 2015
Thursday 12:41 pm
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>>24483
I'm concerned enough about the fact it's come up on a work laptop.

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