A couple of people on some loops were in a panic because they were going to their first book signing and didn't know what to write. Here are some of the things I or my friend, B, have written. Only ... some of them aren't real. See if you can guess which four are fake.
1. Happy Reading!
2. Hope you enjoy it!
3. To [name]. You do know that this store won't take back books that have personalized inscriptions. Neener, neener
4. I hope you find your SOMEBODY WONDERFUL [<--book title] some day!
5. I'll find out if you try selling this on ebay.
6. Okay, you're gonna read mine, let's see yours. Let me know when it's out.
7. May all your dreams come true.
8. If you like this book, post a review on amazon.com. If you hate it, feel free to send me a long detailed note. But skip amazon, okay?
9. To [name], the inspiration for all of the very hottest scenes in this book.
10. To [name], who's all that and more.
11. To [blank's mother's name] Yes, I really do know yo…
I'm sad to see this crapolafest that is Ellora's Cave VS D.A.
There's plenty of indignation and anger and long articles about freedom of press and first amendment rights and ... sure, sure, I understand.
I'm probably not going to give money to defend DA but that's not because I don't agree. (It's because my EC books aren't making any money -- and I have a kid in college and I'd rather give to Doctors Without Borders or Urban Oaks and my dumb dog is sick again and ohgodtheregoestheclutchonthecar. again.)
I'm sad because I remember seeing how outrageous Jaid Black seemed...and yet look! She was an entrepreneurial genius! And she apparently was, for a while. That someone so very, very far outside the standard business model could make a successful bid in the world of publishing made me happy.
I first published with them almost ten years ago, just about the time EC went big. I remember the calendars and the touring buses (or was it one bus?) and t…