Here's a video about how badly book pirates affect authors, especially self-published ones. And how they stop sequels from being released.
P.S. I was using the Bold Glamour effect because 1) I hate putting on makeup, 2) I'm incredibly shy, so hiding behind it was slightly better than hiding behind a mask. BTW, you did well if you made it to the end of the video. I find it hard listening to my accent, cringey as, plus living in New Zealand, you really don't realise how strong it is until you hear it on a video.