#cockygate – Faleena Hopkins, trademark / patent troll.

Filed Under: Faleena Hopkins #cockygate trademark / patent troll Okay, what is #cockygate? Read my first article then meet me back here. There are updates. Ready? Here we go. Here’s the latest #cockygate Twitter thread, with all the court docs linked. We need to be supporting Kevin and the other authors in this fight against … Read More

GDPR, because being a writer now isn’t hard ENOUGH…

Sign up for my newsletter! (NOTE: I am NOT an attorney, I don’t play one on TV, and you should not solely rely on any information I provide here without consulting an attorney and doing a lot of research first. Also, I’m based in the US, so if you are not, your mileage might vary … Read More

#Cockygate – WTF? The summation.

Coming Soon | Pre-Orders | Series Info You’ve probably been hearing about #cockygate the past couple of weeks and might be wondering WTF is that? Long story short: A fairly newbie writer (Faleena Hopkins) decided she was going to trademark a common word, “cocky,” and then started going after other writers who’d used it in their book … Read More

Hello, Karma. (JK Publishing) #WriterBeware

Oh, I love the smell of Karma in the morning. The publisher who was actually the focus of my Bad Publishing Contract Deconstructed series a couple of years ago was JK Publishing. I was hedging around at the time, trying to protect friends who’d sent me contracts. Now it’s a matter of public record. Sometimes Karma … Read More