#Amazonfail – Amazon’s got a serious issue displaying some authors’ books depending on locale.

#Amazonfail – Amazon’s got a serious issue displaying some authors’ books depending on locale.

Subscribe to my newsletter and never miss an update! So, this Amazon bug first cropped up a few weeks ago. I saw a couple of fellow authors frantically asking if readers could see their Kindle books in Amazon’s store. I, and others, went and looked and yes, they were there. A couple of bloggers mentioned … Read More

#cockygate – Faleena Hopkins, trademark / patent troll.

#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

#Cockygate – WTF? The summation.

#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

Amazon rank-stripping erotica books and authors.

Amazon rank-stripping erotica books and authors.

(Latest Edit: 3/29/2018 – 10:15pm – Most of my book rankings are now back. Back-end at Author Central I still can’t see my author ranking for Kindle/erotica and Books/erotica, but hopefully that will come back soon. I’m cynical enough to wonder if their stock shares plummeting today, combined with someone noticing a sudden dip in … Read More

Hello, Karma. (JK Publishing) #WriterBeware

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

Scary New World: The ever-changing face of publishing.

Nook is discontinuing sales in the UK. Greeeaat. One more way for “the ‘Zon” to dominate indie- and self-publishing. Samhain Publishing announced last week they’re shutting down. Fuck. Take a deep breath. (And a Xanax, if you have ’em.) The good news: It’s easier than ever for a writer to get published. The bad news: … Read More

Authors: Stop it with the cliffhanger shite already. Seriously. Just…stop.

Okay, I think the blog post title says it all. I GET it. When KU first rolled out back in 2014, some of y’all immediately saw an opportunity to make a little extra change. Take a big book and break it down into smaller chunks so you got more money. Unfortunately, that got out of … Read More

Ellora’s Cave vs Dear Author lawsuit: Settlement ahoy.

There was a settlement today in the Ellora’s Cave versus Dear Author lawsuit. The result? Well… http://writeyourassoff.blogspot.com/2015/10/elloras-cave-vs-dear-author-not-with.html

Write Your Ass Off: Historically based non-con romance? DO. NOT. WRITE. IT.

Shocker (not) I have another rant today, about writers who try to sexeh up horrific historical events all in the name of “free speech.” (Spoiler Alert: They’re doucheballs.) http://writeyourassoff.blogspot.com/2015/10/historically-based-non-con-romance-do.html

#notchilled Ellora’s Cave vs Dear Author lawsuit update (10/14/2015)

Over on the Write Your Ass Off blog I’ve posted the latest update (and my latest rant). New filings in the case by DA, and there’s a jaw-dropper of a footnote on one of the pages that you DEFINITELY will want to read about if you’re following the case. http://writeyourassoff.blogspot.com/2015/10/elloras-cave-vs-dear-author-more.html

Writer Beware: Ellora’s Cave versus Dear Author lawsuit update 9/16/2015

I’ve posted another update on the lawsuit between Ellora’s Cave and Dear Author over on my WriteYourAssOff.com blog: http://writeyourassoff.blogspot.com/2015/09/writer-beware-elloras-cave-vs-dear.html

Ellora’s Cave vs Dear Author lawsuit update 9/2/2015

I’ve posted an update over on my  Write Your Ass off blog about the Ellora’s Cave versus Dear Author lawsuit. http://writeyourassoff.blogspot.com/2015/09/writer-beware-ec-vs-da-lawsuit-update.html

Copyright Infringement – It’s not just about the text.

Photographer Jon Paul Ferrara posted today on Facebook about finding some of his artwork illegally used as covers on e-books available on Amazon. It has been brought to my attention Amazon is republishing my artwork on e-books being sold throughout the world on their web-sites without my consent in at least 12-14 countries that I … Read More

KU info and Amazon WTFery – Reviews rejected/removed?

Two different ‘Zon topics to touch upon today, the new KU/KOLL payment structure, and the ‘Zon’s sooper-seekret sawce algorithm review removal process for…reasons? (What reasons, apparently, we’re not allowed to know.) New KU/KOLL Payment Structure Hugh Howey (as always) does a great job with going through the points: http://www.hughhowey.com/great-ku-flip-2015/ Susan Kay Quinn also dissects it: … Read More

Breaking News: Shocker (not) the Ellora’s Cave site is down.

Since yesterday (6/30/2015) the Ellora’s Cave site as been “under construction.” According to a post on their Facebook page, there’s a new site coming. One has to wonder why they didn’t sandbox the new site and just swap it out with the old one once it’s done? That would, after all, be a best practice. … Read More

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