The file sharing news site FreakBits did a roundup of BitTorrent's most downloaded eBooks and compiled a list of “The 10 Most Pirated eBooks of 2009”, shedding some light on the reading habits of eBook pirates.
All titles on the list have been downloaded between 100,000 and 250,000 times – figures high enough to worry publishers. However, these titles are not the ones usually found on display at bookshops. Most of the books on the list fall either into the nerdy niche category, or are porn related.
This list reveals that piracy is not that threatening to the authors that one would find in the New York Times bestseller list. In fact, the only bestselling author that made it to the list is Stephenie Meyer.
- Adobe Photoshop Secrets
- The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Amazing Sex
- The Lost Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci
- Solar House – A Guide for the Solar Designer
- Before Pornography – Erotic Writing In Early Modern England
- Twilight – Complete Series
- How To Get Anyone To Say YES – The Science Of Influence
- Nude Photography – The Art And The Craft
- Fix It – How To Do All Those Little Repair Jobs Around The Home