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Of Penny Dreadfuls and Moral Panics

The Guardian has an article about the so-called penny dreadfuls, cheap serialized novels of the Victorian era, inspired by the success of the eponymous TV series (which I haven’t yet seen, hence no comment). I usually don’t remember where and … Continue reading

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More on the erotica debacle

Over at my personal blog, I have a big collection of the latest links regarding the W.H. Smith/Kobo erotica purge, so hop on over. Send to Kindle

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Bug Jack Barron and W.H. Smith

As for W.H. Smith pulling all self-published e-books in a fit of panic about some of the more out there erotica, this is not the first time W.H. Smith has bowed to the pressure and pulled products to appease the … Continue reading

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Pegasus Pulp e-books not currently available at W.H. Smith, Kobo and Whitcoulls

We regret to inform you that Pegasus Pulp e-books are not currently available at W.H. Smith in the UK and Whitcoulls in New Zealand and that worldwide availability at Kobo may be limited. Warning: Swearing, righteous indignation and links with … Continue reading

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A German Bestseller

Unter der Knute, the German edition of Under the Knout, has edged onto the category bestseller list for German language short fiction at Amazon DE at No. 92. Nr. 92 in Kindle-Shop > eBooks > Belletristik > Kurzgeschichten & Anthologien It … Continue reading

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Posting sockpuppet reviews is not free speech

Joe Konrath defends the practices of buying fake reviews, leaving malicious one star reviews to trash the books of rivals and leaving sockpuppet reviews as free speech. Because an author deliberately leaving one star reviews on books by rival using … Continue reading

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More interviews, more on corporate erotica censorship, the resurgence of short fiction and other cool links

First of all, I am interviewed by John Warner at the Indie Book Spot today, where I talk about writing, goals, the ebook market, KDP Select, etc… Come on over and say hello. Jim Kukral of the Author Marketing Club … Continue reading

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More on PayPal versus Erotica

The debate over PayPal pressuring smaller retailers to stop carrying certain kinds of erotica continues. Here is a good post on the issue from erotica writer Jolene Kendry at Indie Book Writing that I missed in my last link round-up … Continue reading

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The Corporate Censorship of Erotica

In recent weeks, there has been an attack on certain types of indie erotica. It started with Bookstrand, a site I investigated but never used, banning first some of the more fringe types of erotica and finally indie authors altogether. … Continue reading

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