•Sol• napisał(a):to co mówisz, że okładka ostrzeżeniem to niekiedy mam wrażenie że ma miejsce przy okładkach z naszego Koszmar nie okładka
Serruya’s output is prolific. According to Goodreads, she has 30 distinct works in the space of around 6 or 7 years. Is that possible for one person to do? Sure. But romance has had this problem before. Writer David Gaughran has documented extensively the cottage industry created around Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited plan, wherein groups of people jammed multiple books or into one Kindle file in order to maximize Unlimited profits. From this scheme sprung up groups of people, often men, creating romance author personas, getting multiple writers to quickly churn out books, then packaging them in this way to exploit eager readers. Some ‘authors’ offered incentives to readers who helped them make more money. One even infamously offered the prize of a Tiffany’s bracelet.
And indeed, as I was writing this post, Serruya herself confirmed that she didn’t write these books. She paid someone on Fiverr to do it for her.
it exposes something the publishing world and Amazon have struggled to deal with for many years now. Amazon’s algorithm screws over a lot of authors, and it’s ripe for being gamed by click-farms, scammers and straight up thieves.
I want to say I got a lot of support from the RWA board, from a lot of fellow writers. But there were many who took her side. She was an icon! Why couldn't I just be quiet? I should be flattered, I was being a bully. I should just forgive her and move on.
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Courtney didn't waste time playing nice, which gets a solid fist bump from me. She went public, straight off. She stood straight up for her work, and for the other authors involved.
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