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

Updates about KU/KOLL pricing changes, Smashwords adds “assetless” pre-orders.

I contacted Amazon via e-mail about the new KU/KOLL pricing structures going into effect on 7/1/2015 to get answers to the questions I’d brought up in my first blog post on the matter. Also, keep reading after the jump to see the news about Smashwords and their new “metadata-only” pre-order system. I think this will … Read More

Amazon KU and KOLL payment structure changing.

EDIT: I wrote to Amazon and actually talked to a representative on the phone to get these issues clarified. That blog post is HERE. From the “see, I told you so” files… Amazon has announced that they’re changing the payment structure for books exclusively enrolled in Kindle Unlimited (KU) and the books that are eligible … Read More

Authors asking for reviews: the readers speak out. (And, FYI, they HATE Goodreads.)

So I conducted a highly scientific informal poll of my Tymber’s Trybe and Facebook peeps yesterday. (And a HUGE thank you to everyone who chimed in with their opinions.) The subject was asking about authors requesting reviews from readers. Which led to a side question to the Trybe peeps only about Goodreads and GR groups. … Read More

Still More Ellora’s Cave vs. Dear Author WTFery.

I should have waited to post my last update. Since then, there was a filing that Courtney Milan (as per usual) did a great job of parsing into plain English. http://www.courtneymilan.com/ramblings/2015/02/24/motion-to-quash-gag-orders-notchilled/ Then, there was this article. http://www.vulture.com/2015/02/amazon-tina-engler-erotica.html Um, whut? I need a graphic…hold on.         No, still not quite right… Noo, not … Read More

More Ellora’s Cave vs. Dear Author crazy (IT edition).

These were posted over on Deirdre Saoirse Moen’s site: http://deirdre.net/elloras-cave-it-infrastructure-statement/ http://deirdre.net/elloras-cave-double-entry-divas-%e2%80%a2-did-anyone-save-this-video/ First of all, can I just say…whut da fuq? As Deirdre points out, running your own site involves a bit of IT knowledge above and beyond the average Interwebz user. I don’t use the same procedure or methods she uses, but I do use … Read More

The latest on the Ellora’s Cave Debacle

A couple of things to update. In the lawsuit of Ellora’s Cave against Dear Author, EC’s motion to remand back to state court was denied (and pretty much every person on the planet not affiliated with EC had figured it would be denied). As always, Courtney Milan does a great job of tl;dr’ing the ruling … Read More

Writer Beware: How NOT to behave toward readers and fellow writers.

Asshat author on the internet gets pissed off when readers call her out for agreeing with a commenter who said writers and readers of dark erotica should be “kidnapped and raped.” *dropping here* 3..2..1..Go. http://writeyourassoff.blogspot.com/2014/11/writer-beware-how-not-to-behave-toward.html

Update on the Ellora’s Cave vs Dear Author lawsuit. #notchilled

Courtney Milan has posted a FANTABULOUS and amazeballs recap of the recent filings in the EC v DA case, including plain-English summations of evidentiary filings posted in the past couple of days. And, yeah, an Ebola footnote reference even. LOL (That can’t be coincidental LOL.) http://www.courtneymilan.com/ramblings/2014/10/22/the-exciting-world-of-the-tro-notchilled/

#notchilled – Supporting EC authors, editors, artists

If you are an Ellora’s Cave author, editor, or cover artist, and you have non-EC books, etc. or want to promote your editing or cover art website, please post your¬†links in the comments below. I want to support the people who have been hurt the most by the Ellora’s Cave problems. I want to signal … Read More

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