{The Suckage of People}

By: | Nov 3, 2011

 

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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.

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18 comments:

  1. Has the author tried to contact eBay to have the items taken down? I bet if all the authors got together they could make an impression and show that they won't put up with it.

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  2. It's also another reasons authors should be careful when sending out arcs. Not all bloggers have the best intentions. And it's easy to make a quick buck.

    This is so frustrating! Thanks for bringing this up. It's important everyone know that this stuff goes on.

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  3. Wow. Just wow. I'm going to hope the blogger just doesn't realize what she's doing... :/

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  4. SM - looks like she's worked in publishing or as a writer of some magnitude at some point. She knows.

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  5. posted about it on my fb page and I hate to say 1 person didn't see a problem with it at all!!!
    Totally makes me sick to my stomach...the few ARC's I do have are sitting on my bookshelf or else on my ereader and they AREN'T going anywhere.

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  6. Sucks. Tweeted your post. Thanks for calling this chick out. Her identity will come out soon enough. World's too small nowadays...

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  7. Doing that is an idea that has never crossed my mind (maybe cuz I am a book pack rat)! I hope someone who knows her tells her how unacceptable that is, or maybe we can report to eBay?

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  8. Oh no. This breaks my heart to hear. People have no class. :(

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  9. unfreakinbelievable... I sent that woman on ebay a message asking her if the authors knew what she was up to... :/

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  10. It bothers me every time I come across an instance of it. I've brought it up to whoever is doing the selling every time I see it. It still adds to all that makes me jaded, though. I hope something can be done about it.

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  11. Its unbelievable how many people sell ARCs and it does make others mad. These people shouldnt be able to get ARCs if they continue to do this! If I agree with everything you mentioned. I have also reported some ARCs. I hope this will be dealt with

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  12. Word! I've come across tons of ARCs at my library book sales and I'm not sure what to do! I don't know if I should tell the librarians or volunteers, but I assume they know. I've seen some ARCs at my used book store too, which I've pointed out to the managers and they usually remove them from the shelves. Oh well, I suppose that's all we can do :(

    Anna @ Literary Exploration

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  13. What a Bitchonwheels!
    The people who buy from her
    is it really that hard to wait
    for the book to come out! Geeze!

    When I get an ARC I make sure I purchase a Hardback because that's what I prefer and pass my ARC on to my friends.

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  14. I would def say something at the library. The books state Not For Sale right on them and the librarians of all people should know better.

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  15. Horrible. This is disgusting. Can't believe she is still being sent books?!

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  16. That is RIDICULOUS. Can we report her to ebay???

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  17. UGH!! It amazes me how people can SELL things that say "DO NOT SELL" on them. How can ebay let this happen? I reported a seller selling an ARC of Pandemonium on ebay a few months ago for $120!! INSANE! I really hope Courtney can do something to stop that woman from selling this.

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  18. LAME she has her own little business totally fueled by other people's sweat and tears. I don't even know how those types can sleep at night.

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