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Book Piracy: Why Does it Happen and What Can We Do to Stop It? #MPBooks

Originally posted on My Peacock Books:
Last week a new website became a hot topic on Twitter.  The website offers free downloads of digital books, many of them by some very well known authors, but it does this without the permission of those authors or their publishers.  The website is offering pirated copies of books,…

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No I Will NOT Review Your Book! And Here’s Why… #MPBooks

Originally posted on My Peacock Books:
Today’s post is a bit of a rant… When asking for reviews for their books from bloggers and other influencers, authors can make a whole host of mistakes.  While there’s plenty of ways to go about asking for reviews, authors often don’t realise that it’s not just their chances…

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Book Reviewing Isn’t Simple – The Dark Truth of Author Bullying

*Ok, I’m honestly a little scared of posting this as I don’t want any more harassment from the wrong people… The above picture pretty much sums up how I feel today.  I’m exhausted and drained from all the horrible things that have happened recently.  I’ve faced cold distant treatment, attacks on facebook and now I’ve… Continue reading Book Reviewing Isn’t Simple – The Dark Truth of Author Bullying

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Dear Authors…An Open Letter To All Authors This Year

Dear Authors, Please make it easy for me to review for you this year, by remembering all these things: Please get my name right, it’s not hard to learn, it appears all over the web.  Either call me by my name, or just say ‘hi’.  But please don’t call me something else.  Would you want… Continue reading Dear Authors…An Open Letter To All Authors This Year

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The Truth About Amazon – What Really Goes On!

Ok, so I know I’ve been away for the last week.  Apart from some personal stuff I’m still taking care of, I’ve been struggling to read or write anything for a post in my spare time.  On Wednesday Amazon UK decided to delete a whole bunch of reviews and I saw more than 60 of… Continue reading The Truth About Amazon – What Really Goes On!

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Whoooo! Complaining Works! Amazon Book Reviews Are Now Exempt!

I just wanted to celebrate that as of today, amazon have seen sense in their guidelines and have now made exceptions to their 5 non-verified purchase reviews rule.  In case you didn’t know what I’ve been talking about for the last few days, Amazon.com had recently changed its rules on posting reviews.  The original rules… Continue reading Whoooo! Complaining Works! Amazon Book Reviews Are Now Exempt!