The Week: 7th – 13th May

Autumn in Canberra (this was taken mid-week). Happy Mother’s Day to people in Australia and other countries where it is celebrated this weekend. What a weird week. Since I posted last Sunday, a hundred crazy things have happened. It started with the crazy car accident that nearly took us out at the end of last …

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#Rebelliongate?

Credit to Nika Dixon Just in time for the weekend! Less than a week after the drama of an author trademarking the word “cocky” spiralled out of control, sparking Twitter hashtags like #cockygate, we now have #rebelliongate. Yep, that’s right. Now there’s an application to trademark the word “rebellion” not just for books, but across all kinds …

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Author trademarks common word and threatens other authors with lawsuits over its use.

I tend to stay out of book dramas these days, but something has been unfolding over the last few days that I want to mention. Self-published author Faleena Hopkins (heard of her before now? Nope, neither have I) has somehow managed to trademark the word “Cocky”, and is going after any other romance author using …

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Goodreads Giveaway: Lingerie Wars by Janet Elizabeth Henderson

Five copies up for grabs. Enter HERE. Englishman Lake Benson loaned his life savings to his dippy sister so that she could buy a shop. It was a big mistake. His sister has been steadily flushing his money down the drain – and now he wants it back. Years in the special forces taught Lake …

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