The Verge had an interesting article on Monday that summarizes the issues with the recent kerfluffles in the romance community.
I've spoken a little about #cockygate (here) as well as #tiffanygate (here) in between all my tests and doctor's visits.
I get wanting to make a buck. I don't object to making a buck.
Nor do I object to properly trademarking your SERIES name or a man writing romance.
But as a former attorney myself, I have a serious problem with using the law as a weapon to prevent competition as in Faleena Hopkins's case. I have an even bigger problem with Chance Carter's bizarre sex cult of personality shtick.
However, the absolute worse to me is Amazon out-and-out lying about their ability to track page reads in the KU program. With little authors like me testing the system, we know damn they can't! It's one of the reasons I dropped out of KU a year ago. The only way I could make money through Amazon alone was by joining the Dark Side.
Frankly, I did better in Barnes & Noble and the iTunes store anyway so it wasn't worth the spiffy red lightsabre or the black robes.
Would I like to make millions of dollars? Hell, yeah! But not at the expense of writing. Because I have as much fun writing these stories as you all do reading them.
And I can live with that.
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