fyeahcopyright: UPDATE BELOW

fyeahcopyright:

UPDATE BELOW: 

We’ve been getting pings and @’s all morning about ebooks-tree.com who seem to be scraping/taking stories off of AO3 and hosting them as PDFs and mobi downloads on their site; the site seems to be pulling from UrBookLibrary as well. They’re not reading your “do not copy/duplicate” notes on your AO3 fic; their bots are pulling things directly from AO3, without AO3′s authorization or assent. It looks like they are pulling from Wattpad too, again without authorization or assent.

While the Ebooks-Tree DMCA page seems to imply that you need a lawyer or other “authorized person” to submit a takedown notice, you don’t; you can do it yourself.

As we’ve posted before, fanfic writers hold copyright in their stories, although not in lines/quotes from the works they’ve been inspired by, and because of that, fanfic writers can submit DMCA takedown notices, or have someone do it on their behalf. While this post isn’t legal advice (none of our posts on FYC are), you might want to consider using this template (well, the bolded bits) in telling ebooks-tree to take down your content...

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In which Darcy & Jiji continue their discussion of the…

In which Darcy & Jiji continue their discussion of the BuzzFeed Community Article, “10 Reasons the ‘Harry Potter’ Movies are Terrible”.

The trio’s friendship, the problem with putting off Ron’s maturation, TV Show and movie commentary, how Draco literally fails to embrace the dark side, the free-range Room of Requirement, and the best epilogue ever.

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Write-Life Balance

Holy crap, y’all.

I’m working on getting a balance between work, school, and writing this semester, which has been just as challenging as usual. This semester I have twelve hours of coursework, which includes Anatomy and Physiology, Conceptual Physics, and Statistics. *shudder* Statistics.

These are three classes that are not in my usual area of comfort, so it’s twelve hours of brainhurt.

So, it’s a mixed blessing that my hours at work have dropped significantly. That’s good because it leaves me with more time to focus on studying. ON THE OTHER HAND, I’m most likely going to lose my insurance at the end of the quarter.

Through it all, I’m still trying to finish the rough draft of Song of the Heretic…

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Publishing Industry News

Publishing news and industry blogs for 1/10-1/30.Publishing News

Apple says its iBookstore now has 1 million users each week.

A new company offers an alternative book discovery tool.

Harry Potter’s on Oyster.

In China, authors will be forced to abandon the practice of online pen names.

The Canadian Competition Bureau asks Kobo and Indigo Books and Music to turn over records. Kobo states that the request is unfair.

Simon & Schuster debuts a new marketing unit to help authors build audiences…

What publishing news have you encountered in the past three weeks?

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Once Upon A Giveaway

… I’ve been posting giveaway teasers over on my Facebook Author Page for the last two weeks, and it’s time to reveal the whole prize pack! Beginning tomorrow, this will be up for grabs via rafflecopter for The Stillness of the Sky blog tour!

 

Prize Pack

If you’ve interacted with me at all on social media, you’re probably aware of my addiction to Funko POP! Figures. I have about twenty of them sitting on my desk as of this moment, mostly superheroes, but also Game of Thrones and Legolas from Lord of the Rings (because Legolas). I love to share the things I love with others, so I always try to give away prizes I’d enjoy winning. So, I decided to take one of my obsessions and spin it to match up with my Flipped Fairy Tales!

The giveaway includes:

  • Print and ebook copies of Shadows on Snow AND The Stillness of the Sky

SoS and TSotS paperbacks

  • Funko POP! Figures of:
    • Snow White and…

 

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Artwork from my Books

No, I’m not talking about the Cowry Catchers artbook (although I have gotten first proof, and it looks awesome!)

I’m talking about my Tumblr and Pinterest accounts. I’m going to try harder this year to post art from my books there regularly, so if you’re on those platforms, please follow me and share my pictures. I’m doing this because I have a lot of artistically-rich story content, but Twitter and Facebook are not good social media platforms for sharing images or discovering things via artwork. I feel like I need to make more of an effort to engage on platforms that focus on images.

Also, with the cowrycatchers.com website gone for good, the artwork from those books is no longer available anywhere other than the ebooks…

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How to Write With Kids

A year ago today, I abruptly stopped editing my Nanowrimo novel to participate in the miracle of having my insides cut open to yank out a tiny human. My writing hiatus ends now, and since this is my third child, I’ve got a plan for how to jump back into writing.
Happy birthday, Linden! Mommy’s running off to live with the squirrels! Enjoy your cupcakes.
How to Write with Children:
1. Leave out snacks. Kids like candy, cupcakes, and chips. Remember that tiny humans are still very short (especially if they are MY tiny humans), so you may as well leave the food out in bowls on the floor…

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