Summer writers series: Death of a Writer by Naomi Aoki

A guest post 🙂

Jamie Sands - Author

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I logged into Draft2Digital (D2D) today to check on the publishing progress of a book with Amazon, surprise, surprise, it had not yet gone live. But was even more interesting; annoying as hell was the need to add another layer of kowtowing to Amazon and say that I give D2D permission to publish my books, on my behalf to Amazon. I know, you’d think the fact that uploaded my books to the D2D site and then checked a box would be all the proof that Amazon needed, it’s not for them to stand guard of me and protect me from unscrupulous publishers…. Oh wait, it has nothing to do with protecting me at all. It has everything to do with Amazon trying to further extend the monopoly that they have over the publishing industry, especially where it concerns Indie/Self-publishers.

Amazon is a monopoly, a horrific bullying one who doesn’t…

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Rainbow Snippets – Tokyo Nights S2

Merry Christmas everyone…. The past year – maybe a little bit over – has been an interesting one for me both personally and as an author. Busy too. I’ve published four novels (and another waiting to be edited), one 10-part serial and a novella, though my sales have been low. Though instead of being discouraged …

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