This morning I happened to Google the title of my first book (Psych Meds Made Simple) and made some interesting discoveries.
I had submitted the book to my city’s public library and its local indie author program. I didn’t hear back from them, and it wasn’t something that I gave much thought to. But this morning I discovered they actually have two copies, which is super cool.
The book is for sale through Ubuy Lebanon and Ubuy Oman. It’s also available through MercadoLibre in Mexico and Argentina, and Binge in Qatar. I think those are legit because they only have the paperback copy, which is available for extended distribution via Amazon. There’s also an Australian bookstore that’s selling the Kobo ebook, which I just released a week ago, so that’s rather speedy.
There are also several spammy sites that say they have my book available for download, as long as you sign up for their site. So I have a few DMCA complaints to make.
But all in all, it looks like I’m moving up in the world! Because really, if you’re not getting either pirated or sold in Qatar, can you really call yourself an author?