False. This is the Wired article wherein his assistant, Marsha Defillipo states:
By part four, only 46 percent of the people who downloaded the book paid for it, DeFillipo said.
As I always say when these stories come up, and routinely get modded down, people are lazy and cheap. If they can get something for nothing, they will, regardless if it hurts the person producing the work. They feel they are entitled to take someone else's work without compensation and will use every excuse and twist of language to justify their actions.