Posted in: Azteclady Speaks, E-publishers Behaving Very Badly
Tags:Dear Author, Elloras Cave, Jane Litte aka Jen Frederick, lawsuit, Tina Engler
I was reading #notchilled when the always entertaining TiNut
spewed erm…tweeted, this particular witticism:
(embiggen at your own risk)
(Please do excuse me while I laugh myself silly over here in the corner for a moment)
Okay, I’m back.
So charming as clients and on the stand that the judge in the Brashear case spanked them every which way till Sunday, tears and all.
A taste, because I just can’t resist:
I don’t think ‘charming’ means what TiNut thinks it means…unless it means egregious acts of bad faith, willful dilatory conduct in discover and willful disobedience of (the) Court’s orders. (Last bit quoted from the top of page 26 in the ruling)
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And then, from the “it was a long time ago” file…
One anonymous commenter (on a May 2007 post, mind you, so please do excuse the messed up formatting; emphasis mine):
I’m one of several authors who were hit with unnecessary litigation by EC so of course I’m posting anonymously.
It’s all about the money, and they don’t care about the authors. I’ll never forget the owner of EC (Tina aka Jaid Black) showing up at RT one year when all the authors’ royalties were late. She showed around a photo of her new Mercedes and crowed, “Look what you bought me!”
That company and its owners deserve to go down in flames.
And the update to the body of the post? It starts with this little nugget (again, emphasis mine):
You can use my words, but not my name, please. I’m a coward and I’m scared of EC. I’ll tell you right now that they’re so incredibly litigious most of their authors are too scared to speak out (hence my wish to remain anonymous). That’s why you get such a love-fest online.
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Oh and just in case anyone needs it clarified: the above? and all my posts on this matter? are my personal opinion. As such, they are protected by the First Amendment. I have quoted what others have said, and I have provided screenshots in some cases. Those reading can form their own opinions just as well as I can.