Reader Entitlement: How far is too far? #amwriting #writing #author

A couple of months ago I wrote a post asking authors how they would feel if Hollywood screwed up their books when making it into a movie.

The topic came to mind sometime after the announcement that the last Divergent movie was shelved and would be turned into a TV series instead.

I’ve always been curious as to what author Veronica Roth has thought on the subject. Is she pissed? Is she okay with it? Has she openly said anything about it? So with that curiosity, I decided to comb through the internet looking for any interview with her to find out. Instead, though, I came across something that I’m really not quite sure how I feel about.

While apart of me understands the readers to a certain point, the other part of me can’t believe the audacity that people have. Of course, I shouldn’t be shocked, we do live in an…

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Why I’m going on a hiatus as a publisher: The quality of my books actually MATTERS to ME. I’m going to work on IMPROVING THEM in a book way…all of them!!!


Due to reasons that I cannot discuss in public I’m suspending my publishing of books for the foreseeable future. I cannot go into the details of the circumstances, but I will confirm that it involves getting my existing books rewritten so I can issue them later as a second edition.

The circumstances WHY I’m doing this, was brought to my attention by a dear friend who should remain nameless for her privacy, but who has offered in the KINDEST way ever to make the content of the books better overall, so that those who read the stories in my books get BETTER books to read.

I will also continue writing on additional stories I’ve started writing or had planned previous, and I’ll make arrangement to restart publication of my books at the start of 2019. This is when I expect the majority of the work the friend and I are going to do to be completed.

In the meantime, my books will ALL become unpublished (but NOT out of print) until such time when this goal is reached, and republishing will occur for each book as it reaches the end goal planned.

If you’re reading this and you own one of my books, and you feel you can give feedback about the book you own, whether good or bad, and you want to do this to HELP in improving the books, then DO send me your feedback at and I’ll use this as a means to make the books better.

I guess by the time I’m back in action, so to speak, it will be with stories that SHOW the story even better than I’ve done so far. I’m going to do everything I can to make my stories as best as they should be. I owe that to my readers, both current and future ones.

I’m both grateful and blessed for the readers I have had to date. It means so much that you enjoy my books for what they are to date. Now I’m going to make sure I can give you better books.

So I guess I’m going to be away for a while but NOT forever. I’ll be back, both with better books already written, and better books of each and every book I had planned. See you on the flipside.

Blessed be and love,

Nathalie M.L. Römer
Multi-genre Author


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Amazon’s Hall of Spinning Knives

David Gaughran

Phoenix Sullivan is well-known in the indie community – I’ve known her myself since 2009 or 2010 and consider her a close friend.

Aside from being exceptionally generous with her time and knowledge, tirelessly sharing her insights on marketing and algorithms, Phoenix is also well known as a vocal campaigner against scammers and cheaters – particularly on the current big issues of book stuffing and clickfarming.

And now she is being targeted.

Phoenix made a box set free for a few days at the very start of October, advertising on Freebooksy, KND/BookGorilla, and Digital Book Today – all legitimate sites – and there was no other promotion involved with this title. No BookBub CPM ads, no Facebook campaign, no tweets, no newsletter swaps, no mailing lists.

On the third day of her free run, Phoenix’s box set was rank-stripped by Amazon, a punishment normally reserved for those who have used…

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