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Why are you allowing people to read any of your copyrighted work without paying for it?
To allow introduction to the Duke Stevens stories… The low $3.00 a complete-read price is a "Thank You" from the reader (A "Thank You" to Mark Mason of New York for this suggestion)
Reminder: Every chapter of a work is copyrighted material.
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Why are you using the cash system for the "Thank You" payment?
Because credit card/online payment systems can be time-consuming for an individual writer/author to manage and are not without serious risks for the writer/author when the money is withdrawn. See:
Example Notices On Fraud Aid:
"MONEY ORDER WARNING! Counterfeiters are now inventing the names of money order companies. DO NOT CASH any money order and DO NOT DEPOSIT any money order you receive from someone you do not know or someone you met online without ordering your bank to send it for collection.
DO NOT WITHDRAW ANY FUNDS FROM YOUR ACCOUNT to spend or to send to anyone without asking your bank if they have been paid. Even with a hold, your account is credited before your bank has been paid. If the draft you deposited comes back because it was stolen, forged, or is a counterfeit you will owe your bank all the money plus return charges."
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