It’s so legal jargon-y but I feel like it’s important!
Dear Kindle Customer,
We previously emailed you about Settlements between several eBook publishers, State Attorneys General and private plaintiffs. On March 25, 2014, Amazon made credits from the proceeds of those publishers’ Settlements available to eligible customers. You can learn more about those publishers’ Settlements by clicking here.
The Attorneys General and private plaintiffs have now settled similar claims against Apple Inc. The court where those claims are pending has directed us to send the following legal notice to you to advise you of your rights in the Apple Settlement. If you have any questions about this notice, or your legal rights, please visit the E-book Lawsuits website or call the phone number listed at the end of this notice. Amazon’s customer service will not be able to answer questions about your legal rights in the Apple Settlement.
Thanks for being a Kindle customer.
James Patterson paid for a full-page ad in The New York Times criticizing Amazon, Scott Turow talked about the “nightmarish” future that Amazon will bring and Stephen King signed a petition decrying the Seattle online retailer.
They do this as if they are fighting for the little guy.
The ‘1 percent’ mega best-selling authors side with giant publishing corporate entities because they make a lot of money from them. The rest of us don’t.
I’ve harped on this before, but Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird has to be my favorite book on writing (and life, as the title notes).
It was recommended to me by a creative writing professor I had in college and it just makes you feel better about being a writer, and how hard it is. Plus it’s full of a zillion awesome tips for being a writer—from the writer’s lifestyle, to the mental/emotional hardships we face, to the actual writing.
Do you have any resources, advise, or tips on how to pursue a career in editing? I’ve done some research already but it’s still pretty confusing…
Aaaaahh, the young person who dreams of being an editor. I have so much advice for you!!