Interesting Stuff 20180615


CockyGate hits the courts. If you haven’t been following me on Twitter or listened to RSVP, then you don’t know that I’m obsessed with CockyGate and all that it could potentially mean for authors of all stripes. I love me a fight with a  trademark troll.

Reviews are often gatekeepers of content. We’re sent things to review. Often times we buy stuff to review. So often our review follow our whims and interests. It is no different in the land of books. Romance book reviews lean toward cishet f/m and overall what sells. That said, perhaps the romance publishing houses should look more closely at the sales of the indie and self-pubbed authors who are writing f/f and m/m or other romance novels. Just sayin’.

Want diversity in your reading choices? I know I do. I’d love to read more books with characters like myself, but those are few a far between. Penguin hopes to remedy that, somewhat with their new diversity initiative. Some authors are taking a myopic view of diversity. Good lord folks, level up or get out of the game.

Ear holes:

8-year old kid crushes some Zep and giggles about killing it at the end. I’ve got dust in my eye.