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She’s a batshit loony author who writes for Kensington, and Dorchester and apparently co-owns Highland Press (an e-publishing company). Apparently, she’s also suffering from the Madris DePasture disease. Nofuckingclueitis.

I just spent the most amusing half an hour of my day reading the comments over at Dear Author. Happy HP Author amused me the most of course. People who wade in with their size nines, defending blindly, always tickle my funny bone.

Anyway, thanks to Google Cache, (apparently she deleted her comments to the reviewer) this is what Debbie Macwhateverthefuckhernameis had to say to a reviewer who had issues with her book: (more…)

I got this e-mail yesterday, and to be honest I can’t really make head nor tail of it, so because I simply don’t have time (Read: I can’t be arsed), I’ll let you clever people out there tell me whether DCL are being naughty or not.

They registered the company as a LLC in Ohio. (Contact Info Business Filing Info Prior Business Name Info
DCL PUBLICATIONS, LLC 1760375 Domestic Limited Liability Company Feb 19 2008 Active )

They register the books with the Australian address (of the co-owner) in Australia with their library of congress, because the ISBN’s are free.

According to the state of Ohio and the ISBN commission, you can’t do that, it is considered an illegal act.


An example of the ISBN’s in question:

(Book title)
© 2008 by (Author name)
All rights reserved
First Edition April 2008
DCL Publications
36 Monash Street
Melton South
ISBN 978-1-921347- (shortened to protect the author in case this is just a misunderstanding)

This was published as DCL, being a registered company of Ohio, yet the ISBN is Australian.

It states on the first link that the US ISBN agency “cannot assign ISBNs to foreign publishers”, but I guess if DCL are registered in Ohio, then this might not even apply? Although the above ISBN details clearly lists the Australian address, rather than the Ohio one.

I’m sure there’s a reasonable explanation, because I don’t for one moment believe that an e-book publisher would be so blatant about breaking the rules. *g*

I must admit, at first glance, I couldn’t see much wrong with it, but then I’m not an expert on these things.

Anybody out there want to shed some light on this for me?

Thanks to you-know-who for the e-mail.

Isn’t Jonathan Rhys Meyers just to die for?

I meant to watch The Tudors on terrestrial tv, but never got round to it, so I decided to get the complete first season on DVD.

I do love me some period drama, especially when it has hotties like Jonathan Rhys Meyers, as the young King Henry VIII, baring his arse all over the place.

Talk about bending it like Beckham. *g*