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Heck, I've been giving away excerpts on my webpage since 1996.
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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Tuesdays, Asimov's, March 2015 & October Leaves (poem), Asimov's Oct/Nov 2015: both finalists for the Asimov's Readers Award
Lazy Dog Out, Asimov's, Apr/May 2016.
"It's always wrong of course to say that you can't do this or you can't do that in fiction. You can do anything you can get away with, but nobody has ever gotten away with much." - Flannery O'Connor
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)).
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.
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.
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.
I've RTd Yog's Law too. What am I, chopped liver?
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The Redeemers are here to haunt your nightmares! Read with ALL the lights on!
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 ...
Latest story in December 2013 issue of EQMM.
Eeyore was saying to himself, “This writing business. Pencils and what-not. Over-rated if you ask me. Silly stuff. Nothing in it.” A.A. Milne
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...
I seriously doubt that this "Write Agenda" person has actually sent a list to anyone.
All crazy-talk, no action.
The Queen's Wings by Jamie K. Schmidt
Heat: Club Inferno
Longing: Club Inferno book 2
Fever: Club Inferno book 3--Coming 2015
Spice co-authored with Jenna Jameson
Shifting Currents by Lissa Trevor
Menage A Musketeer--Coming 2015
Release date 10/24/2014
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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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I've never known any trouble that an hour's reading didn't assuage. -- Charles DeSecondat
My version of Yog's Law is "Real men don't pay."
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Don't hold your breath...
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