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Tuesday, June 21st, 2016
6:01 pm
Thursday, June 16th, 2016
7:58 pm
6:44 pm
Tuesday, June 14th, 2016
7:00 pm
Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
5:28 pm
Saturday, June 4th, 2016
9:01 pm
Friday, June 3rd, 2016
8:15 pm
2:33 pm
Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
3:21 pm
Entitlement
By now, you may have heard of/read the "Fandom Is Broken" thinkpiece by David Faraci on BirthMoviesDeath. It equates calls for inclusion and anti-bigotry with death threats.

You'd be much better off reading this thinkpiece by Ceilidh at Bibliodaze.com: http://bibliodaze.com/2016/05/from-hydra-to-ghostbusters-the-false-equivalences-of-fan-culture/

Apparently, some privileged creators think criticism and calls for inclusion are "fan entitlement". Funny how they're happy enough to accept all the money and positive word-of-mouth they can get from fans, but as soon as fans raise their voices to point out room for improvement, creators get snappy.

Got angry last night when a mega-popular and NYT-bestselling author shared Faraci's article as an example of why she's keeping silent about the book she's currently writing. And that her fandom is "killing fearless creativity". Even though her most recent book keeps making the bestseller lists week after week.

Death threats are never OK. But if creators think anti-bigotry and calls for inclusion are "killing fearless creativity" and are equivalent with death threats...

It shows who really is "entitled".

This is a subTweet ;-) (OK; vaguebooking.)
Tuesday, May 31st, 2016
7:18 pm
Monday, May 30th, 2016
3:24 pm
Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
7:35 pm
Monday, May 23rd, 2016
7:27 pm
Thursday, May 19th, 2016
2:34 pm
On Abuse of the Power Dynamic Authors Have Over Readers/Bloggers
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I was amused when I initially posted the status update of the author who dissed bloggers getting a two-book deal.

But then I saw the reaction to the deal announcement. So much support and congratulations from authors, agents, editors, and publicists. And they supported her in her comments against bloggers, too.

That's when I felt flat, realising that maybe it's not just her against bloggers, but other authors, etc, don't respect us, either.

I did see a blogger saying she probably would have read and promoted the duology, if the author was someone else.

But on the whole, the industry seems right behind this author. It's like a secret society for the publishing elite. They look after their own. They don't welcome outsiders, such as those who don't get paid to talk about books.

I'm OK with bloggers disagreeing with bloggers, and authors disagreeing with authors. But when I see the paid industry folks punch down on those who don't get paid to talk about books...it's an abuse of power and platform.

And it's not the first time. I've seen authors target people on Tumblr. This very author advised all her followers to avoid a friend of mine the other month. I've seen former bestselling authors complain on Facebook when their new book doesn't reach the bestseller lists.

The author who dissed bloggers? She's said very smart things about gender and race in publishing before. But then she does this punching down stuff, and it's so disheartening to see all the enable her in that.

I know there are good people in the publishing industry - those of you reading this post of mine, for a start. *hugs* It's just hard not to get disappointed sometimes.

Just needed to get this out of my system. Thanks for reading. And if you ever need me to name names about the stuff I blog about, message me privately. Cliques can be dangerous when authors sic all their follows on, and blacklist, readers, so I'm not comfortable naming names publicly.

*hugs to you all*
Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
2:25 pm
Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
5:35 pm
Wednesday, May 11th, 2016
3:18 pm
2:56 pm
Tuesday, May 10th, 2016
7:32 pm
2:16 am
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