Just Us Unicorns

The astronomer. The programmer. The Klainer.

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stoney321:

So I woke up to see that once again Jeff Davis has proven himself to be a despicable person. To mock your fanbase is just stupid, imo, because without fans watching the show and participating in its marketing/production means that you will most likely not have a show. Talk about biting the hand that feeds you…

Just this week, my publisher hosted a series of live panels where we all talked about fandom and fanfic, since the base of writers for this publisher all come from fandom. I have a piece of fanfiction that after being reworked so I don’t get sued is going to appear in bookstores around the world.

Yeah. I’m sort of a big fan of fanfic. :)

Please watch this short clip from my panel where I plead the case for how normal we are for writing fanfic, for making fanart, for BEING FANS. [hyperlink is to complete panel] Just because we don’t do it like guys have done it doesn’t mean it’s not legitimate or worthy of respect. We’re worthy of respect.

Jeff Davis and that…”channel” who made a point of getting actors to read fanfiction on camera are not worthy of that respect. The man is taking advantage of a FAN CONVENTION to…mock his fans, what on EARTH. Nope, that’s terrible, full stop.

I’m a proud fangirl. I keep it within the fandom (which I highly recommend we all do, btw. DO NOT CROSS THE STREAMS, this is a good reason why) and I support fellow fans. 

Never forget that without your interest, they don’t have a show/book/song/movie. YOU MATTER

ETA: The channel which remains nameless by me is ultimately responsible for this event, but that doesn’t change the fact that Jeff Davis, in attendance with the actors, not only enthusiastically joined in, but used ridiculous voices to highlight how much he disregards his fanbase. MTV needs to come out and slap him on the wrist. And stop working with places/people who promote fan-shame.

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interludepress:

chatterboxrose:

Here is some “insider information” from someone who works at Barnes and Noble. If you want to get Bleeding Heart at the bookstore and not just online it is available to be shipped to store! Since it’s not from a well know author, publishing company, etc they will not usually carry it. But you can call and request that the Barnes and Noble orders a copy into the store for you. Then you can pick it up. This means the local store you buy it from gets credit for the sale and it goes through the store itself, which is good.

It’s also so surreal to see the name “Interlude Press” on the computer at work! So proud to see what fandom has done.

We love seeing that! And we’ve had fun watching Melissa’s book climb the Amazon ranks today, and gradually get added to online bookstores around the world.

We should take a second to clarify a comment in the string for this post regarding bookstores, POD and a store’s ability to return books that don’t sell.

Bookstores typically will not order books that they cannot return to the distributor if the books don’t sell. Some POD (print-on-demand) publishers do not allow retailer returns. We do. Ingram, our distributor, gives us the option to permit retailer returns in the U.S. and a few other countries. We decided to allow bookstores to return unsold books so that our readers could easily order books from stores around the world. 

And we have to confess, one of the things we did today was walk into a B&N and inquire about ordering Bleeding Heart, which we were able to do.

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Amazon Wants You To Pay $120 For A Glorified Library Card

netlibrarian:

A lot of people don’t know about interlibrary loan services. If a library doesn’t have it, they’ll usually get it for you! There isn’t cooperation between Oyster, Scribd, and Amazon Unlimited - they aren’t sharing anything. So only libraries are the Netflix for books!

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Six mistakes mankind keeps making century after century:
Believing that personal gain is made by crushing others;
Worrying about things that cannot be changed or corrected;
Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it;
Refusing to set aside trivial preferences;
Neglecting development and refinement of the mind;
Attempting to compel others to believe and live as we do.
Cicero, 106 BC - 43 BC  (via thelittlephilosopher)

(Source: lazyyogi, via lurkdusoleil)

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