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    Quote Originally Posted by A.R. Starr View Post
    I love that Ann Crispin 'giving away' excerpts of a novel is considered a sign that this cirius' boycott is working.
    Well, it did make me go read the excerpts and that made me order the book, so I figure something worked.

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    I feel like I should thank TWA for giving me a good reading list.

    ...wait, that was supposed to be a boycott list? My bad.
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    Amazing how that little mistake keeps getting made.

    Ah, the wonderful sound of publicity.

    Please, please boycott me too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Queen of Swords View Post
    I made the list. Maybe they'll buy lots of copies of my book to burn.

    Of course, this is "The Write Agenda", so they'll probably buy e-copies.
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    Heck, I've been giving away excerpts on my webpage since 1996.

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    I made the list for retweeting Yog's Law a while back.

    Hey, if I'm a bad guy for stating I believe writers should get paid for their work, well heck, that's a black hat I'm absolutely willing to wear (-:
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    Quote Originally Posted by zanzjan View Post
    I made the list for retweeting Yog's Law a while back.
    In what world does retweeting Yog's Law qualify as hostile to writers? I mean, I know this didn't make sense anyway, but that...
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    Scammers absolutely hate Yog's Law: Money flows toward the author.

    Observe vanity-pressmeister Richard Tate foaming at the mouth over the thought that publishers should pay authors rather than the other way around: http://absolutewrite.com/forums/show...postcount=1413 (my comments interspersed--Doctor Dick didn't release my comment on his blog (wonder why)).

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    No, I know the scammers hate the Law... what bewilders me is how any group that purports to be defending writers could claim with a straight face that Yog's Law is is hostile to writers, or that anyone would believe that it was.
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    My local branch of John Lewis (a wonderful UK department store chain, for those of you who don't know it) gives away free samples of curtain material for colour matching.

    I guess they should be on the list too.

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    Author-hitlists -- you just know you've GOT to read their wok now.

    I love how that site gives off full names in their list, and yet they hide behind a site name. Got real balls, don't they?

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    I am finding this thread so amusing. I love it when publicity goes the opposite way than intended... don't they know the old PR maxim of 'anything you ban becomes instantly desirable'? I mean tobacco and alcohol have been benefitting from this one for decades.

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    I've RTd Yog's Law too. What am I, chopped liver?

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    I don't get the part about sending their boycott list to libraries. Most librarians, no matter where they're located, are rather fond of allowing books - all books, any sort of books, no matter the philosophy or ideas they espouse - be available for the public to peruse and borrow. I know of one library - small, middle-class town - that regularly displays so-called 'banned books' in the hopes that the citizenry will read them. I was just a kid when a librarian told me that 'A Catcher in the Rye' would be a good choice for my book report. (We'd already read it in class, I told her.) And this was the 1960's.

    So this part I do not comprehend ...
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    I think most libraries have thier own policies for which books they stock (like one I used to go to seemed to have the policy of only stock the second book in any trilogy... no idea why ) and resent being told what to order. So you may be right...

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    I seriously doubt that this "Write Agenda" person has actually sent a list to anyone.

    All crazy-talk, no action.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James D. Macdonald View Post
    I seriously doubt that this "Write Agenda" person has actually sent a list to anyone.

    All crazy-talk, no action.
    Such a list would immediately encourage most librarians to order the books in question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by callalily61 View Post
    I've RTd Yog's Law too. What am I, chopped liver?
    We should all retweet Yog's Law today. It'll be a tweet in!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamiekswriter View Post
    We should all retweet Yog's Law today. It'll be a tweet in!
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    Is there an official version of Yog's law or do we just tweet it anyway we want?

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    My tweet from yesterday:

    Opposition to Yog's Law simply means your business model is "Money flows AWAY from the writer." Say whut?!?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by areteus View Post
    Is there an official version of Yog's law or do we just tweet it anyway we want?
    From the mouth of Yog hisownself in post #58: "Money flows toward the author."
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    My version of Yog's Law is "Real men don't pay."
    The blog, which may not be updated regularly enough. -- I'm linking to other AW blogs here. -- There's some nonsense here when I can be bothered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamiekswriter View Post
    We should all retweet Yog's Law today. It'll be a tweet in!
    I think that's a great idea!

    Come up with a hash tag, and let's do this!

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    The Official Yog's Law Page is here: http://www.sff.net/people/yog/

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