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Har! How to Deal with Book Piracy

PHS:

This is a great analysis by Nicholas Rossis about piracy – reblogging on Archer’s Aim.

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:

From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books image: ghostradio.wordpress.com

I saw the other day a post about book piracy in Anastacia Moore’s blog. She was rightly fuming, because, while checking out her video trailers, she noticed that someone was advertising on You Tube a link to receive free copies of said books.

A few days before that, my friend N.N. Light had kindly emailed me to let me know that she had found her book, “Princess of the Light” on a similar website, and that she had seen my work there as well.

Then came the news that Australia’s Copyright Agency has welcomed a decision by the British High Court requiring internet service providers (ISPs) to block access to websites hosting millions of pirated e-book titles. The decision means Britain’s five major ISPs – BT, Virgin Media, Sky, TalkTalk and EE – will be asked to block seven offshore-hosted websites within 10 working days.

The sites – AvaxHome…

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Guest Post: RRBC “Spotlight Author” SARA HATHAWAY on Day After Disaster

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Excellent thoughts from the author. Reblogging on Archer’s Aim – would love to have Sara do a guest post on my site soon about writing survival for fictional characters!

Originally posted on Cassidy Salem Reads & Writes:

Today I am honored to have Sara Hathaway, author of The Day After Disasterand fellow RRBC member, as a guest on my blog. Sara is here to tell us a bit about the philosphy behind her book.

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Day After Disaster Philosophy
One day, as a teenager, I was hanging out at the Middle Fork of the American River. I asked my girlfriends that I was with, what would happen if we lost all power tomorrow? I was absolutely horrified when they replied, “we wouldn’t have our curling irons or blow dryers.”

I have never been your typical “girl”. I just wasn’t raised that way. My mother was the middle child in a group of five girls and quickly became my grandfather’s masculine counterpart. She helped him with all the chores a boy would have and eventually became a very skilled upholsterer, working with her hands. She was as big…

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SOCIAL MEDIA SAVVY – #RRBC STYLE! “Responding To Comments On Your Blog Posts” A Blog Lesson

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Replies are indeed most important – thanks for Nonnie for reminding us all – reblogging on Archer’s Aim!

Originally posted on Rave Reviews by Nonnie Jules:

We’ve been talking a lot lately about “engaging” when you visit blog sites and how important it is to leave comments.  But, today we’re going to dibble just a bit on host responses to comments left on blog posts, or the lack thereof.

How many times have we seen a party of comments being left on someone’s blog post, yet the hosts themselves, never take the time to respond to any?  Could that be one of the (small) reasons why people are hesitant to leave comments?  Maybe they feel as if it’s a waste of their time.  I must admit, that I, too, am guilty of not responding to comments left on my sites (sometimes, not always), but seriously folks, my life has changed drastically since the inception of Rave Reviews Book Club.  It takes TONS OF WORK to maintain this club to its present standards, and yes, the…

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