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The 10 most pirated eBooks of 2009

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Don't look at this list if you want to believe that the Internet is feeding a hunger for a deeper kind of learning. The 10 books most downloaded on BitTorrent (a free file-sharing application) this year do not include titles by Victor Hugo or Emily Brontë (or even Dan Brown or J.K. Rowling).

Instead, with the exception of Leonardo da Vinci and Stephenie Meyer, they mostly focus on either self-help or sex (or in the case of a couple of titles, both).

But the good news, as reported by FreakBits is "that illicit book downloads are not yet threatening the best selling authors you’ll find in the New York Times list." So this list doesn't mean that readers aren't seeking out high-quality e-books – it just means that they're not pirating them.

The following rather eclectic selection are the books that have been downloaded on BitTorrent between 100,000 and 250,000 times this year:

1. Kamasutra

2. Adobe Photoshop Secrets

3. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Amazing Sex

4. The Lost Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci

5. Solar House – A Guide for the Solar Designer

6. Before Pornography – Erotic Writing In Early Modern England

7. Twilight – Complete Series

8. How To Get Anyone To Say YES – The Science Of Influence

9. Nude Photography – The Art And The Craft

10. Fix It – How To Do All Those Little Repair Jobs Around The Home


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