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Mid-Year Book Freak Out

There’s something going around in the booktube community on YouTube called the Mid-Year Book Freak Out. These are videos answering 14 questions about the first half of the year, mostly involving reading. So, I did it! Watch it below:

In short, my reading has been so pathetic this year. I’ve only finished two books. I need to concentrate more on reading. I have so many books to read.

Also, my friend told me today that she and her husband are moving, and I’m welcome to come pick up some of the books they plan on getting rid of. And they’re fantasy! Sounds good! So, I’ll be doing that tomorrow.

So, how has your year been for reading? Let me know in the comments below.

What’s wrong with getting an eBook for nothing?

Whenever you download and read a free eBook, you should write a review. That’s what I do. Any time I’ve read a free eBook, I post a review on here and on Goodreads (and I should on Amazon). In the future, if they have the book available in print through Createspace, I do plan to buy it. I’m a book collector, and I love my books.

When I publish my books, I will likely set a reasonable price, say around $3.99, which is pretty common. Will I do free promotional giveaways? Unlikely. I’ll do promotional discounts, though. Most likely about $0.99 for a limited time. From what I’ve read, free eBooks usually aren’t read, but people who see a cheap deal and pay for it, will likely read it and quite possibly leave a review. At least that’s what I would hope.

Anyway, read the full post and comment there.

Have We Had Help?

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Everything, that’s what!!!

The fact that today’s readers of eBooks demand it must be free or on offer as part of an all you can read for x number of dollars per month package deal, is just so wrong!

Face it people, when you go to your supermarket to get your groceries, or to any other retail outlet you care to name, do you get what you want for nothing? No of course not. So why should you expect to get a book for free? I’ve heard some people claim it should be free because an eBook isn’t a real book, only an electronic file. Good grief morons, try engaging your brains for once in your lives! These same idiots argue that they should be able to download their favourite music for free as well. I have just two words on that subject – Taylor Swift!!!

Thanks to Amazon belabouring…

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Copyright Infringement: A Warning to all Authors

This needs to be read by anyone who self-publishes their own books. This website has been pirating eBooks and offering them for free. Others have commented that some of the downloads scream viruses or malware. If you report your book on this website, it’s likely they will block your IP and you won’t be able to access them anymore. Anyway, check out this post. And share it!


I would like to share a letter sent to me by a fellow independent author, who wishes to remain anonymous, about a website claiming to be promoting independent authors, when in reality it appears that they are offering free downloads of the work of dozens of us.

If you are an author, independent or otherwise, I urge you to read this letter and investigate the site yourself. Find out if your work is posted there and take appropriate action to have it removed, or, at the very least, make sure you are willing to grant permission to the site owners to list your work.

Making money as an independent author is difficult enough without pirating sites giving our work away under false pretenses AND without our permission.

Please share, tweet or reblog this post in order to spread the word through the independent author community and, hopefully, put some pressure…

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