Posted in: Azteclady Speaks, e-book publishers behaving badly?, E-publishers Behaving Very Badly, Elloras Cave, Tina Engler AKA Jaid Black
Tags:Dear Author, Elloras Cave, Jane Litte aka Jen Frederick
As I reported elsewhere, on Saturday out of the blue–and absolutely not connected to Ellora’s Cave, no siree, it says so right in the tag line–a sockpuppet was created.
From where I sit–hey, Tina, this opinion, savvy? ergo, protected speech–said account is a sockpuppet for Tina Engler/Jaid Black, created strictly to try to intimidate those EC authors and other contractors so they won’t help Jane Litte fight the vexatious defamation suit that Ellora’s Cave filled against her and Dear Author.
It’s not working–donations, which had slowed down a bit, saw an uptick as soon as the toxic egg started posting how the authors had sued Ellora’s Cave (have screenshots, will share). As I type, the amount raised for Jane Litte’s and Dear Author’s legal defense is $47,503. Not bad for a relatively small online community to raise in less than three full days, huh?
Of course, since in Tina Engler’s universe (opinion again) she’s the victim of a vast conspiracy wherein authors are evil creatures all too ready to take advantage of the poor, unappreciated publishers (not linking–you can check her “For the Silenced Victims” piece at her jaidblack.com blog if you must).
Since, as I said, in her own eyes she’s being bullied and attacked by those mean girl bloggers, and writers, and readers, and really, everyone (what is she, five?), and so far her threatening to blacklist authors (which, as if any serious publisher would listen to anything the crazy eyed, birdflipping woman has do say), she feels justified not only doxxing Jane, but threatening to tell Jane’s bosses, and promises far-lasting repercussions for daring speak out.
And for the hell of it, here’s someone else who doesn’t understand how the legal system works:
Read the Dear Author Blog, maybe they were correct but the phrasing is malicious against EC.They will lose this case.#notchilled
— Evul Evie (@Ivielshine) October 5, 2014
See, Evie, there’s this little thing about truth being the absolute defense against accusations of defamation, and this other little thing about opinion being protected speech. Oh and malice? Doesn’t quite apply here. Sorry, you don’t even get points for trying.