Yes – it happened to me. I have no idea how long they’ve been there, and all my books (except one) were listed – some with multiple editions. The slimy bastards didn’t even bother to change the title, cover, or author name and were charging twice the price!
They have a convenient DMCA link where you can request a take-down. I submitted it and immediately received a response:
We’ve removed the books by your request:
They might still show up in search even though the book pages are removed – search index is automatically updated every hour, so the books will be gone from the search soon.
We’ve suspended the users who have uploaded these books, we’ll give them a week for explanation, if they fail to provide proof of having a legal right to sell these books, we’ll see if they have any pending payments, which we can redirect to you instead. We’ll use your email in this case.
We’re very sorry about this situation – we’ve had an influx of copyright complaints recently which we haven’t seen before. Apparently someone has found a way to work around our copyright protection mechanism.We have paused uploading of new listings to our site until we can design a better copyright verification system.
If you have any more questions, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
KissLibrary, Liutsinskaya str, 15 office 17, Minsk, Minsk, 220055, Ukraine
So – will it work? I sure hope so, but time will tell. I would like to think the company is serious about fixing the problems, but there are several red flags which cause me to doubt the issue has been settled so easily.
I have to wonder how many OTHER places are featuring my stolen property and where they got their hands on the files. I have my suspicions, but of course can’t prove anything. If I sound upset it’s because I am, but I wanted to give my fellow authors a heads-up just in case they are victims too.
If you have had similar issues with Kiss Library, or any other site featuring pirated work, please share so we can all hunt them down!
Update: I checked the site after a few hours and found all my books were removed as requested.
Update 2 – (August) Found three of my books back on their site, but they had changed the name to Kissly. Others have told me the actual books are not being sold at all – they take your money and give you nothing. Either way – these nasty scum need to be taken down for good!!!
Update 3 – (September) The same three books are still on their site and I submitted another DMCA request. There’s probably no way to win against these shitheads, but I don’t want to sit back and do nothing at all.