The Week: 4th – 10th June

Canberra’s Lake Burley Griffin – with the National Carillon (a gift from the Queen that she personally opened in 1970) – late on Saturday afternoon. It was a surprisingly dreary week here. Usually winter is really sunny, but the last few days felt like winter! At least it got sunny on Saturday afternoon! This week in the book …

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Book Stuffing and Author Ethics

If you keep up with dramas in the publishing world, you’ll probably have already heard about the scammers infiltrating the Kindle Unlimited program. You can go to this Twitter thread to understand in detail what is going on. Authors who enter their books into the Kindle Unlimited scheme must agree to sell exclusively through Amazon. They are …

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Why “outing” someone makes you an utter arse – #2

Following on from yesterday’s post about why Faleena Hopkins attempting to “out” the identities of authors she’s taking to court over her ridiculous trademark dispute, here is another reason why it’s such a terrible thing to do. In 2014 a self-published author – who pretty much embodies the stereotype of angry, entitled incel – received …

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Why “outing” someone makes you an utter arse – #1

In the ongoing trademark wars, it seems there’s a new drama every day. In court last week, the lawyer for trademark troll Faleena Hopkins attempted to have the real names of authors under attack made public. From what I understand, this is an ongoing dispute. Here is one reason why it’s so awful to take …

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A Cocky Weekend

The book world had quite the start to the weekend, with the #cockygate trademark drama making it to court on Friday afternoon New York time (Saturday morning here). Even E L Fifty Shades James stood up for the authors by promoting the Cocktales anthology that has been released in support of Faleena Hopkins’ victims and of Romance Writers of …

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