I hope you have had a fantastic summer. To celebrate the wan of the heat and outdoor BBQ season, I have buddied up with my other erotica writing friends and brought you some awesome deals. Choose from rockstar erotica, BDSM erotic shorts, sharing spouses, and lesbian fairy tales. Deals are set for a limited time. They start at midnight August 31 and run through Sept. 3. So, get them while you can. Happy Labor Day!
Today, it was just announced on Twitter that the lawsuit between Faleena Hopkins and the Cocktales Anthology group of authors (Cocky Collective), Jennifer Watson, Tara Crescent, and Kevin Kneupper have been dropped and the trademark enforcement surrendered. Yes, all of this fight ended up in court, with Faleena Hopkins suing a large group of defendants, and it was announced today it is over!
But why let this get this out of hand? I’ve read a lot on both sides of the issue. Everyone was fighting for what they thought was right. Faleena Hopkins was fighting to preserve her brand and the group of other Indie authors, were fighting to preserve their right to use the word “Cocky”. I’m not surprised it all ended up in the courts, because that’s how things can get when you’re doing business. I guess, that is something to keep in mind while being an Indie or self-published author. Research what you are doing. Believe in yourself, and fight for what you believe in.
Whether this is a good win or bad loss? I think it really deserves a look at the overall picture. I’ve seen this written up as a lot of “romance writers” having a cat fight. I’ve seen it demeaned into something of silly importance. But as it has been going on, it was pretty obvious how it could be applied to all genres, copywriting of words and series names to the benefit of the trademark holder. I think looking at the big picture was the best way to approach it, and belittling the significance has been the work of people that don’t understand the romance industry or how Indie publishing works. It was an easy way to take a blow at both.
Now that it is settled and dying down, I’m taking away that self-publishing has to be looked at as a business. Things can get ugly and real fast. Caution and research is always the best road to take in my opinion. Maybe people will look back at this time of history as the early days of the internet and how things were establishing. We’ll be able to say, we were there making history.
Greetings everyone! July is going to be the month of some special deals. I’m kicking it off with a spectacular 4th of July promo with a couple of my erotica/erotic romance author friends. Choose from FREE titles and $0.99 discounts. Start the celebration early with some of these titles. Hurry! All deals end after July 5.
Lynda Belle (Paranormal & Contemporary Erotic Romance)
PLUS, the deals don’t stop there. I’ve also included my Christmas Erotic Short in an Instafreebie Group Giveaway that starts today. It goes on all of July. You guessed it, Christmas in July. Here is the link to pick up your Free Instafreebie downloads.
Greetings to everyone! I hope you are ready for the start of summer. If not, this is the place to be for deals on erotica and erotic romances. I’ve gathered together some fabulous deals, both Freebies and deep discounts to $0.99. There is a wide range of genres from historical, lesbian fairy tales, paranormal eroms, romantic suspense, and contemporary erotic romance. Dive in and get your summer reading started. The deals end at midnight on Monday, May 28.
Get your summer reads for free or for $0.99 starting on Friday, May 25. I’ve gathered some of my top author friends together to bring you some of their latest releases with freebies and deep discounts of $0.99 each. I’m proud to say this is the third bid deal of this kind. I’ve been running these promo deals for over 2 1/2 years. Each one features new titles and genres. So, join in the fun. It all begins this Friday!
**See you then! -Lynda
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