STATUS: I’m working at home again tonight. Ah, the glamorous life….
What’s playing on the iPod right now? THE SOUND OF SUNSHINE by Michael Franti and Spearhead
Jana’s announcement from yesterday has produced a couple of positive results:
1. Kobo immediately removed Jana’s titles from their site and contacted Jana with the news. They also are willing to set up an agreement with her so she can directly sell her titles through their venue.
2. Dorchester informed me that they have submitted the requests to have the titles removed from the various ebook sites. Currently though, they are still available on some sites such as Amazon and BN.
3. RWA (Romance Writers of America) and SFWA (Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America both sent out emails to members regarding this issue and asked that members contact them if they are facing similar from Dorchester. Both organizations are looking into it.
4. Many valuable discussions have unfolded on blogs and twitter regarding it.
In general, this avenue is not what would have been preferred, and I do think it could have been avoided altogether but one can’t deny the results.Dorchester