November 8, 2010
Blog: Seduced by Books
That same thing happened to me. My wife’s reviews of my books got pulled as well, and we received the same message you guys did. (And, to be clear: her reviews are indeed unbiased because she has no trouble telling me when she doesn’t like one of my stories, and every time she wrote a review for one of my books, I insisted she kept it honest.)
So, yeah, I agree: someone is playing Amazon Cop on us and, since we travel in the same circles, Scott, it’s probably someone we both know.
Thems the breaks, I guess, but at the same time, you and I are fortunate because we’re both doing what we love and are making waves because of it.
That’s something even an “Amazon Cop” can’t stop.
November 8, 2010
Blog: Lauren’s Crammed Bookshelf
Cover #3 is my choice. It’s simple yet bold, and jumps out more than the others.
Series are massive playgrounds for writers (speaking from experience). Glad you found one to play in as well.
November 10, 2010
Blog: Book Faery
I’m with you, Scott.
A diverse career is a healthy career, at the very least internally.
November 11, 2010
Blog: e-Volving Books
I have to disagree on these days being an “indie revolution.” Indie publishing has been around forever. Ebooks have been around for ages. Even e-reader devices. It was only the Kindle that started making e-reading popular.
A few years back writers were laughed at for going it alone. Now it seems writers who back then had contracts–who now no longer have them due to various reasons–are self-publishing and calling it good. Not directed at you, Scott. You know me better than that. But I thought it a topic worth talking about, perhaps even as an idea for a future post of yours. Isn’t this really just a case of “the shoe being on the other foot”?
November 12, 2010
Blog: Dark Faerie Tales
Laugh all you want, but The Haunting remake scared me. I don’t know why. First time I saw it I was all right with it, then the second time it just freaked me right out.
Same with the Blair Witch Project. Dark forests and basements are a fear of mine and that movie played into both perfectly.
Gives me shivers just thinking about it.