Thanks for all the recommendations, I will slowly work through them all
to spread the stoke
ETM. Enjoy the movies, Greedy Greederson. You probably shouldn't even let anyone watch them if they come too your house either
, or maybe just charge them admission?
This is a real issue for me as an author. My first book has sold about 3 thousand copies here in Japan (so far).
I am working towards releasing a book in English too, for now its only in Japanese.
I would conservatively guess its been read by at least 10 thousand people. People often tell me they lent it to several friends and their friends enjoyed the book.
Thats cool, but as a first time author I would prefer it if people recommended my book to friends who would then buy the book, rather than sharing it for free.
Of course I benefit when they share it for free too, because they find out about me and maybe they will buy my next book or come to a talk I am giving.
Its a balance and the car danchi crew are not rich well paid pros. They could use the cash I am sure.
I am not saying anyone is right or wrong, just that "sharing the stoke" isn't always good for people who make a living from being creative.