Posted in: Authors behaving like twits, Azteclady Speaks
Tags:#notchilled, Elloras Cave
I really need to stop following #notchilled.
For one, the implosion of EC is never ending, and after a full year and a half of this bullshit, I’m tired of the repetition. It’s same shit, different day, again and again and again–and as a reader who really has no dog in this fight? Not really worth the effort.
On top of this, some of the things said there¹ by EC’s authors/former authors make me want to screech.
Take this one, for example:Ms Rotham, I hope you were sorta, kinda, “it’s really not funny,” kidding. Because if you were not… Well, lets just say I would have some questions for you.
Look, I am not a lawyer, and I don’t pretend to any sort of expertise here, but I think it’s safe to say that amazon’s obligations, in its dealing with Ellora’s Cave, have nothing to do with what Ellora’s Cave does, or doesn’t do. Amazon sells products, keeps accounting, pays the supplier according to the contract between them, and that’s that.
Amazon has no moral obligation, or indeed, any obligation of any kind, to police how publishers, or any other companies, behave toward their subcontractors/suppliers/employees/etc.
Furthermore, what you are suggesting there, is that amazon should breach its contract with a publisher. Isn’t breach of contract on EC’s part that is the problem to begin with?
Or is it okay if other companies do it, as long as you think it benefits you?
A head scratcher for sure.
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¹ And some of the things they say elsewhere are even worse.