13 June 2012 @ 08:06 am
Do you know what I hate that is seemingly becoming a trend with books?

It's something I call the "season ender".  If there is a series of books, the author thinks it's cool to get up to the last scene and fade to black before the ending is resolved to make the reader feel like "Dude, I've got to go buy the next book!!!11!!1!!"  A lot of the free books for the Kindle (Natch.  After all, the free books are usually a way to get the author's name out there.) but you know what?


I don't mind having a story that natural ending that opens to something more. (Think Harry Potter or The Empire Strikes Back or Back to the Future...I could go on and on.) But please, don't be like, "Miss Heroine finally found the suspect. Now, to make things 'exciting', I'll save their confrontation for the next book."  It's lame. And your marketing technique doesn't work. Go, read the reviews around the internet. You are not winning over any fans with this idea.

To be fair, I don't know if this is something the author decides or if it's the publisher. But seriously, it's made of fail.

Somebody find these people a plot diagram, stat!
Current Mood: irritated
18 January 2012 @ 10:50 am
Please, Chris Dodd, just shut up:

"It is an irresponsible response and a disservice to people who rely on them for information and use their services. It is also an abuse of power given the freedoms these companies enjoy in the marketplace today."

I'll try to be calm. These companies are PRIVATELY OWNED which means they have freedom of speech. If they want to blackout their site for a day, GOOD FOR THEM. The government can't control them so just go away, Senator Dodd.

Now Reid needs to do the right thing and pull it from the floor.  Like now.
Current Mood: frustrated