I’ve been a little disappointed with the early sales for my cookbook: From Head To Tale. But that is nothing to the rage I feel after learning someone has posted a YouTube video of a supposed “free” audiobook of it. This is not the first time my work has been stolen online, I’ve submitted quite a few DMCA complaints, especially to protect my work over at LifeinItaly.com. This time, someone created a video and used a computerized voice to read my back cover, along with a link to the “free” audiobook. Apparently someone named Jarod has been busy this week, as he did this trick to dozens of other cookbooks from what I can tell. I’m also nearly 100% sure this guy didn’t buy the book at all, so how can there be an audiobook? Is it copyright infringement or just a stupid scam? I can’t tell.
I’m not linking to any of it since right now most of his videos have 0 views. With luck YouTube/Google will take my complaint seriously and have this account removed in short order.
Update: Thanks to YouTube for removing the video. I hope they took down the other videos he loaded.