Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Romance and Chocolate Has Moved!





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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

What Would JKR Do? Or, Why There Should Not Be Special Rules for Lesfic Book Reviews


It's an elegant litmus test:  When Bad Reviews Hurt Good Authors and What Can Be Done to Change That by Marguerite Quantaine. If you do these things you're part of the problem of misleading, unethical book reviewing.

So go read that. I'll wait.

Back? That was quick. But then it was straightforward and simply expressed, wasn't it?


Friday, November 7, 2014

No Rage Stalking Here - Why I Welcome Critical Reviews


The stories are epic out there. Authors stalking reviewers in person to berate them about a review. Readers forming gangs to one-star a book to "send the author a message" of some kind. Then there's authors demanding that readers review their books and that the review be positive - because they're owed it somehow. And the readers who retaliate by putting the digital file up for file sharing to ruin the author's market. Too many people publishing where others live, and don't get me started on GamerGate, either, which is an escalation beyond all decency into rape and death threats in the video gaming critique world.