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  1. Author Divas Censor Book Reviewers

    May 2, 2013 by Kiersi

    What is going on with authors this past week? It’s like spring came and the divas of the book world woke up from hibernation in full-attack mode. Remember that part where you wrote a book and then put it out there in the world? Where did it become okay to attack readers for writing honest reviews about them?

    Let’s start at the beginning, where a reviewer I follow on Goodreads posted her honest review of a vampire novel. (I’m already getting No Remorse flashbacks here, shudder.) She received a free copy of the book in exchange for her honest review. That should be where this story ends. I mean, I don’t even know why I have to go on here.

    Instead of backing away and leaving it at that, the author of said vampire novel, P. J. Dominicis, wrote an email to her “literary idol” Anne Rice, asking for… I’m not sure what, actually. Emotional support, I guess? That doesn’t really bother me much; authors are people too, and reading a negative review can be a trying experience. (Though, if I were to give any advice here, it’s just… don’t read them, bro, and spare yourself the experience.) (more…)

  2. Podcast: What the ARC?!

    July 9, 2012 by Kiersi

    Podcast: Don't Touch That Adverb

    Today, Jon Yang and I discuss the recent controversy surrounding the ALA (American Library Association) annual conference, and the conflict that is emerging between librarians and book bloggers, nicknamed “ARCGate.” Some helpful links for you as you listen:

    -What is an ARC?

    -The blog post that started it all–“The ARC stops here” on

    -Lost Lola’s apology and explanation for the 22-minute book haul video referenced above

    Jon and I debate who’s in the right, discuss the emerging role of book bloggers, and speculate what the ALA might do to prevent this conflict in the future.

    Prolific Novelista - What the ARC?!