I went to tweet that I had received my copy of Wings of the Wicked by Courtney Allison Moulton from Harper Collins today in the mail, because I’m excited and dying to read the next chapter in this amazing series.
My phone was being a butt head and I had to manually look up Courtney's twitter so I didn’t get it wrong. Color me FREAKING PISSED OFF when I saw she was asking for help in stopping some little *enter your favorite expletive here* from SELLING her ARC on eBay. Who does this? Who sells and ARC? Really???!!! <--- note my anger by overuse of punctuation.
People, this is despicable. It’s wrong and it shows you have absolutely NO RESPECT for authors or publishers or the process of publishing.
If I could find out who this woman (I assume it’s a girl because her eBay name is bitchonwheels) I would make sure her name was sent to all publishers so they could stop providing her with ARCs since she’s obviously not using them for their intended purpose. Come on, even second hand book shops throw ARCs away when they come in!
I looked at her eBay Page and found it’s not just Courtney’s ARC she’s making dough off of, she’s selling DOZENS of ARC’s. She’s making money off something even the writer doesn’t make money off of!
If you know her – do the right thing and get her name to someone who can pass it on to the right people at the major publishing houses. Until then people BOYCOTT! BOYCOTT! BOYCOTT! Don’t fuel the fire of this terrible act by bidding. If you are this anxious to read an ARC, hundreds of blogs including mine TOUR THEM for this reason, for only your opinion on it posted to your blog or Good Reads/Amazon after.
ALSO – spread the word to your friends and through the blogging community – let’s make sure she knows we won’t tolerate this kind of behavior.
People make me sick.