The Week: 18th – 24th June

Winter sunshine in Canberra. And at the cemetery near the New South Wales/Australian Capital Territory state border on Friday afternoon. And Lake Burley Griffin on Saturday afternoon. R.I.P. Errol Pickford Happy Birthday to an Icon My review of Heartbeat by Elizabeth Scott My review of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith Beyond my …

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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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