I don't know if all y'all have heard about the kerfluffle involving a misguided chick who trademarked a word and then sent out a bunch of 'cease and desist' letters to romance authors who had that word in their titles. I don't know the legality of any of it, but it seems kind of silly. One of the silliest statements I've seen from her is that those authors who are using her word can just change their titles, it only takes 24 hours. Umm, it might only take 24 hours to do a title change on an Amazon ebook, but, having just changed the title of one of my books to better market it, the ramifications going along with a title change are numerous and far-reaching.
Cut it out, silly person. It's a freakin' word. And shame on the government agency who allowed an unheard of author to trademark a common word. (Albeit stylized in a font, it's still a common word and the font isn't that unusual.) Like anyone would mistake anybody's books for one of hers. Derp. I mean, I could see if she was famous and someone was using her stylized word to make money off her fame. (Like in the movie Coming to America when the guy had a restaurant called McDonnells with its golden arcs instead of golden arches, and the Big Mic instead of a Big Mac. ROFL)
Anyway, if you're reading this and have received a C&D letter from this silly person, contact a lawyer and I've heard the RWA is doing something, so contact them, too.
In other news, I submitted WIOH to Ereader News Today for an ad. We'll see what happens. If I get an ad, I'll create a sale on my Once Upon a Djinn books around the ad date they give me. Last time I did an ad with them, the sales were awesome, so fingers crossed. I should know in a week whether I've been accepted or rejected.
My free thing For Dying Embers has accomplished at least one thing - more people are finding and reading Fertile Ground. I mean, it's not a stampede or anything, but it's nice to see people reading that book. (ala Kindle Unlimited, of course. Without KU, I still wouldn't be seeing much in the way of readership.)
Okay, that's it for me today. What's up with you?