where can i read city of ashes online?
- HerschelLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
Several web sites offer online full-texts of books that are out of copyright, e.g. www.gutenberg.org.
However, aside from the copyright owner, which is almost always the author or their publisher, ANYONE who posts, distributes, or transmits the text of these books online is violating both the U.S. and the International Copyright laws – 88 countries are members of the WIPO Copyright Treaty -- infringing on Intellectual Property, and can be fined and jailed for it. (In general, anything first published within the last 52 years in the U.S. will still be in copyright. When the law was changed, it became copyright duration matched the rest of the work, i.e. the author’s/copyright owner’s lifetime plus 50 years.)
Writers make a living by creating their work. To read or use it without paying for it, is STEALING, pure and simple.
If the work is valuable enough to read, it must be paid for.
- Paul LLv 71 decade ago
Visit the website of your local library to see if they have an e-book edition available for download.
Visit your library to see if they have a paper copy. If they don't, ask if they can get it from another library through inter-library loan.
Otherwise, as a recent book, it is under copyright protection. Unless the author puts it online somewhere for free, you are probably out of luck.