Comments for The Passive Voice http://www.thepassivevoice.com A Lawyer's Thoughts on Authors, Self-Publishing and Traditional Publishing Sat, 01 Nov 2014 07:48:52 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Bad Advice for Writers! by SJArnott http://www.thepassivevoice.com/10/2014/bad-advice-for-writers/#comment-264338 Sat, 01 Nov 2014 07:48:52 +0000 http://www.thepassivevoice.com/?p=57713#comment-264338 Great movie. One of Vincent’s best, and a must for Shakespeare fans.

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Comment on Young Adult Fiction Doesn’t Need to Be a ‘Gateway’ to the Classics by Smart Debut Author http://www.thepassivevoice.com/10/2014/young-adult-fiction-doesnt-need-to-be-a-gateway-to-the-classics/#comment-264337 Sat, 01 Nov 2014 06:24:22 +0000 http://www.thepassivevoice.com/?p=57710#comment-264337 This idea of not “reading correctly” has also been applied to adult readers of ebooks.

I remember one article written by some drooling moron who theorized that indie ebooks were selling so well only because the advent of the Kindle and other ereaders had brought a bunch of new “inexperienced readers” into the market who couldn’t tell good from bad.

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Comment on Young Adult Fiction Doesn’t Need to Be a ‘Gateway’ to the Classics by Smart Debut Author http://www.thepassivevoice.com/10/2014/young-adult-fiction-doesnt-need-to-be-a-gateway-to-the-classics/#comment-264336 Sat, 01 Nov 2014 06:20:55 +0000 http://www.thepassivevoice.com/?p=57710#comment-264336 LOL. :)

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Comment on Wylie the jackal becomes Hachette’s running dog? by Smart Debut Author http://www.thepassivevoice.com/10/2014/wylie-the-jackal-becomes-hachettes-running-dog/#comment-264335 Sat, 01 Nov 2014 06:18:17 +0000 http://www.thepassivevoice.com/?p=57718#comment-264335

if there’s a wasp in the room, I want to know where it is

…so I can make sure it doesn’t get the chance to sting 15% of my income. :D

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Comment on Wylie the jackal becomes Hachette’s running dog? by Smart Debut Author http://www.thepassivevoice.com/10/2014/wylie-the-jackal-becomes-hachettes-running-dog/#comment-264334 Sat, 01 Nov 2014 06:16:25 +0000 http://www.thepassivevoice.com/?p=57718#comment-264334 Tom,

What I meant by “consigned to history” was more in the “Grandpa, what’s an agent?” vein.

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Comment on A raw blog post by Uncle Jo http://www.thepassivevoice.com/10/2014/a-raw-blog-post/#comment-264333 Sat, 01 Nov 2014 05:05:31 +0000 http://www.thepassivevoice.com/?p=57684#comment-264333 I heard there had been a Drive By Deb sighting and came to investigate.

Yay! My favorite commentator!

Dear DBD, legacy is not a threat. We already worry about corporate control (including Amazon and Legacy). And people don’t succeed as an indie and go legacy, it’s the opposite.

Keep trying D! You my fav!

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Comment on What do you feel most guilty about? by Libbie Hawker http://www.thepassivevoice.com/10/2014/what-do-you-feel-most-guilty-about/#comment-264332 Sat, 01 Nov 2014 05:02:28 +0000 http://www.thepassivevoice.com/?p=57720#comment-264332 I cannot stand people like this.

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Comment on Wylie the jackal becomes Hachette’s running dog? by Uncle Jo http://www.thepassivevoice.com/10/2014/wylie-the-jackal-becomes-hachettes-running-dog/#comment-264331 Sat, 01 Nov 2014 04:47:38 +0000 http://www.thepassivevoice.com/?p=57718#comment-264331 The cats. The dogs….living together!

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Comment on Andrew Wylie talks about the state of the publishing industry by Jacintha http://www.thepassivevoice.com/10/2014/andrew-wylie-talks-about-the-state-of-the-publishing-industry/#comment-264330 Sat, 01 Nov 2014 02:11:22 +0000 http://www.thepassivevoice.com/?p=57670#comment-264330 You fixed my metaphor (*and* made me laugh aloud in public). <3

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Comment on Facebook Offers Life Raft, but Publishers Are Wary by Christine http://www.thepassivevoice.com/10/2014/facebook-offers-life-raft-but-publishers-are-wary/#comment-264328 Sat, 01 Nov 2014 01:46:20 +0000 http://www.thepassivevoice.com/?p=57646#comment-264328 Bear in mind the TOC of Facebook is that whatever you post on there they own the copyright. I don’t recommend you publish a book on FB for that reason.

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