Writer, reader, editor, listener, knitter, movie-watcher, interested in way too many things.
Bible reading plan complete!
Time to start a new one.
Google alert just told me of the most recent piracy. For non-famous authors like me, it's not our bit of royalties we're wanting, it's the fact that we need sales so a publisher will be willing to publish us again. If you pirate my novel, you might never get another from me. https://twitter.com/clairelegrand/status/1244034364939341824
I feel so discouraged when I see people defending piracy. There's a big difference between me/my publisher strategically distributing free copies to promote my work--& anyone anywhere having the ability to download free copies. That's not a good publicity opportunity. It's theft.
Many artists & writers, whose incomes are uncertain at the best of times have been effected by COVID-19. My friends Amanda Palmer & Neil Gaiman pointed me toward a website to assist creatives: https://artistrelieftree.com/
Check it out... and if your own circumstances allow, donate.
So, in the future when we sing 'Happy Birthday', will this kick off lots of twitchy, furtive, Pavlovian hand washing gestures?
The best thing I've read so far about what's happening, from someone further up the road: