The issue of ebook piracy, whether a serious concern or just an obsession with media owners, simply won’t go away. And web hosting blog Who Is Hosting This? has just released a handy infographic on the subject, commissioned from UK design studio NeoMam Studios, that lays it all out for you in black and white – plus blue and a little pink.

Naturally, there’s considerable argument about the actual data and information on this topic. For instance, the $8.19 billion forecast in the infographic for projected revenue from U.S. ebook sales by 2017 hardly looks significantly impacted by the paltry $10 million of income for the two closed ebook pirate bays and But Who Is Hosting This? does quote a long and authoritative-looking list of sources at the end of their graphic, so some of the numbers at least will likely stand up to scrutiny. In any case, for what it’s worth, read – or rather, view – and learn.


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Paul St John Mackintosh is a British poet, writer of dark fiction, and media pro with a love of e-reading. His gadgets range from a $50 Kindle Fire to his trusty Vodafone Smart Grand 6. Paul was educated at public school and Trinity College, Cambridge, but modern technology saved him from the Hugh Grant trap. His acclaimed first poetry collection, The Golden Age, was published in 1997, and reissued on Kindle in 2013, and his second poetry collection, The Musical Box of Wonders, was published in 2011.


  1. Physical book + band saw + high speed OCR scanner = DRM free eBook.

    Creating a Bookz scene would be easier than the Tunez scene.

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