The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.
Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry?
My library card already gets me multiple “real” books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines and movies per month. For free.
Kindle Unlimited offers nothing from big presses, and no guarantee the authors will get paid fairly for their work. Libraries buy the book up front for a higher price (and a better binding). Kindle Unlimited offers the authors a variable percentage of a as-yet-undetermined-and-unannounced amount of money.
While Amazon touts Kindle Unlimited at “Netflix For Books!” the reality is Netflix signed contracts with everyone whose work they offer so that actors, screen writers, best boys, and the rest of those people get paid for the shows and movies you watch. Amazon does not.
That means your favorite author isn’t being compensated for their time or work. If you love a book series and want to see the next one get published: buy the book or hit the library. Starving authors quit writing because they like eating.
I couldn’t hit the reblog button fast enough.
here’s an idea, pay writers decent wages for writing, get more books
With Penguin Random House’s new logo reveal earlier this week, we got curious about publishing logo history and evolution in the Big 5. So we researched. Then researched some more … This is what came out. Enjoy! :)
Three years later, a new girl sits cross-legged on your bed.
She tastes like a different flavor of bubblegum than you are used to.
She opens up a book that you had to read in high school, and a folded picture of us falls out of chapter three.
Now there are two unfinished stories resting in her lap.
Inevitably, she asks, and you tell her.
You say: I dated her a while back.
You don’t say: Sometimes, when I’m holding you, I imagine the smell of her vanilla perfume.
You say: She was younger than me.
You don’t say: The sixteen summers in her bones warmed the eighteen winters my skin had weathered.
You say: It’s nothing now.
You don’t say: But it was everything then.
|—||Some things are better left unsaid. (via homowrecked)|
Admit it, the first thing we’d all do if we woke up gender swapped is masturbate.
I would pay money and make popcorn just to watch some of the men I’ve known in my life masturbate after being genderswapped. Not for any erotic reasons, just to see if they could even figure out how.
"wait, so which hole- what the hell- how do- *breaks down crying*"
"OW THAT DOESN’T FEEL GOOD!"
"You think?" *Eats popcorn*
God bless those people who are INCREDIBLE writers but decide to use those skills to write gay fanfiction
Who are you
Whats your favorite color
Favorite ice cream flavor
Do you have a cat
Random fact about you
reblogging again bc I already got some from really cute people, but it makes me unreasonably happy to read these from you SO KEEP ON SENDING THEM
I’ve recently read an article where Kit Harington said he wants to see more male nudity on the show.
Being in an industry that is so male focused have you ever experienced any struggles with sexism in forms of interviews? And if you have, how have you adjusted to that? (x)
People look down on McDonald’s employees but fail to realize that if all these folks left McDonald’s and pursued “better careers” your ass wouldn’t be able to get a McDouble with an Oreo McFlurry at 3am.
You can’t demand a service while simultaneously degrading those who provide it for you.
this is important