Amazon, Hachette, and flaming bullshit


This is so worth reading, I am sharing it here.

Originally posted on Jay Kristoff - Literary Giant:

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Beautiful people, a moment of your time, if you will.

I won’t bang on at length about this (there are many who will), but there’s some important stuff you should be made aware of.

If you are a book lover, THIS SHIT AFFECTS YOU.

If you are a reader, THIS SHIT AFFECTS YOU.

I presume you’re one of these, because you’re on my blog. So please take 5 minutes of your day, and read on.

In short:

* There is a big French publisher called Hachette. They publish many amazing authors (not me, har har, ego joke) and many incredible books. If you look at your shelves, you’ll find books from Hachette or its imprints.

* is currently engaged in “business negotiations” with Hachette, and is seeking “more favourable terms” in their new contract. In short, Amazon want Hachette to lower their prices, so…

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I’m not here any more; I’m there.


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It’s not too late to win a free book!



Yes, Virginia, there IS such a thing as a free lunch book.

It doesn’t cost anything to move to my new site with me, subscribe to my new blog, and say “Hi, I’m here!”

But you could win a free book of your own choosing just for doing so.


See ya there!

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Time is running out!

Get your Kindles here!

I’m getting a Kindle Touch for Christmas. Shhhh! Don’t tell I know!

PS. This is an image and doesn’t really give you a quick tour. Click the word Kindles up above to see the tours.


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In which pooks bribes you…

Since I’m in the process of creating a new site and moving this blog there, I am here today to tempt you into clicking this and going to the other site, by having a contest where I’ll be giving away at least one free book, maybe more. The book of your choice (up to $20). Seriously, you want a shot at that right? Okay, go subscribe to the blog on the new site!


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Back up, people–I’m gonna swoon!

It’s my new bookcover for the release of which you will be hearing a lot in coming weeks. But for now–

Excuse me while I just sit back and stare at teh pretty….


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“We’re movin’ lodgin’s!”

That little quote comes from the movie musical OLIVER and it cracked me up every time Ron Moody as Fagin shouted it.

Okay, I was a kid. Lots of things cracked me up.

But it’s true. In the next few weeks this blog is moving lodgings to my new website. Want a sneak preview? Want to help me test it out?

Go here.

Look around, tell me what you think! It’s still getting tweaked so anything you have probs with, please feel free to leave me a note about it over there in the blog. Or here. Or just join the party over there. (There is a party post with tea and booze.)


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