When Authors Go Off the Deep End: John Grisham, Kathleen Hale and Margo Howard #WTFCKERY...

Oct 19, 2014 by

Grab some popcorn because the WTFckery factor is at an all-time high this week. Three authors have invoked the WTFckery to the highest order. I should also throw The Guardian in there because their lack of research of editing regarding one of the authors they offered their space to (or to get on their soapbox) has people shocked, appalled and disgusted. 1. Let’s start with John Grisham. On Thursday, The Telegraph posted an article regarding an interview they had with John Grisham. The title is: “John Grisham: men who watch child porn are not all paedophiles” I’m going to post excerpt from the article from John’s mouth and you can decide how much of a WTFckery this is: “Mr Grisham, 59, argued America’s judges had “gone crazy” over the past 30 years, locking up...

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FYI on the Dear Author Defense Fund and Keeping the Streisand Effect Going with Ellora’s Cave #notchilled...

Oct 4, 2014 by

Last weekend I wrote a posted titled, The WTFckery Report: Ellora’s Cave Suing Dear Author Blog for Defamation. Why Book Bloggers Should Be Worried. Since that post, there has been some updates on this matter regarding a once admired and respected epublisher (Ellora’s Cave) suing a book blogger (Dear Author) for libel and malice because of this post: The Curious Case of Ellora’s Cave. The Streisand effect has been in full force this week, and has grown. There is a new hashtag regarding the Ellora’s Cave/Dear Author lawsuit thanks to author, Courtney Milan. Courtney’s post, On Limited Public Figures #notchilled explains: “I believe that this lawsuit was filed for the purpose of chilling speech–and for the purpose of chilling true speech about a matter of imminent public concern. And I think that despite the outpourings...

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The WTFckery Report: Ellora’s Cave Suing Dear Author Blog for Defamation. Why Book Bloggers Should Be Worried...

Sep 28, 2014 by

Yesterday morning, I was sent a direct message tweet that said the following: “Did you see Ellora’s Cave is suing Jane (Dear Author)?” As soon as I read that message, I first said, WTF?! and then went on Twitter and clicked on the link to The Digital Reader and the post titled: Ellora’s Cave Sues Dear Author Book Blog for Defamation: “Romance publisher Ellora’s Cave has been having financial issues for the past year or so, but rather than sit down and fix them this publisher has decided that the best solution was a public and messy defamation lawsuit. Court documents filed today in Ohio have revealed that Ellora’s Cave has filed suit against the author and blogger known as Jane Litte, the proprietor of one of the best romance book blogs. Ellora’s Cave alleges that a recent...

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WTFckery or Not? Authors’ Social Media Faux Pas Edition...

Sep 7, 2014 by

Welcome to this week’s eyebrow raising WTFckery!   This week’s WTFckery is a somewhat different. Over the past few days some authors have been very vocal on-line to their fans on their Facebook and Twitter pages in such a way that has rubbed their fans the wrong way. Why authors would cause such vitriol with their fans because they feel they have a right to be honest, is beyond me, because it never ends well. The same goes for any public persona, especially celebrities. Authors for some readers are celebrities, just like actors and singers are. If these “celebrities” end up pissing off their fans, aka the consumer who buys their product, aka their latest book, tickets to their latest movie or latest album or show, there’s a good chance they may have to...

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WTFckery or Not? You Decide!

Jun 8, 2014 by

Welcome to this week’s wacky WTFckery!   1. Can’t have a WTFckery post with some WTF books and their covers:   Intergalactic war with hedgehogs. The next big thing in Sci-Fi genre: (Thanks to Heather Massey)     Nothing says sexy like a dramatically posed 8 pack abs Smurf looking dude with Fabio hair:     This cover is going to stalk me in my sleep. Send help:     2. Interesting article in USA Today about cats and roaches might help babies with their allergies:     “Cockroaches might not seem to have much in common with farm animals. But a new study suggests urban newborns who share their homes with cockroaches, mice and cats might get the same kind of protection from allergies and asthma that farm children seem to get from...

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