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I can't say I've ever worried about someone stealing my work, but I know it happens, and it's happening more and more often now that it's so easy for pirates/plagiarists to copy your work from an online source and self-publish it on Smashwords or Amazon. This blog post gives some examples of thieves doing exactly that.

That's why I think Maia's suggestion to post only short excerpts of your work online is the best solution. As for agents or editors stealing your work, that seems much more unlikely. No legitimate agency, editor, or publisher is going to steal your work. If you do your homework before you submit, you'll know whether the agency / publisher is honest. Absolutely do not send work to anyone whose business practices are in question.
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ALL 6 e-book collections of my work are FREE...email me with "want free books" in subject line and include a message.

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