@mishellbaker Bonne chance!
@brandkopf I love the way it's leading into something.
@brandkopf Intriguing. Is it part of a story?
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If you are in the UK and eligible to vote please make sure you are registered! If you know others who might not have registered (just moved house, just got old enough to vote etc) please remind them, and help them register if necessary.
Deadline is tomorrow for council elections, and 7th May for EU elections. And of course given the current political situation we might have a general election, too...
@Aggy_C Poor baby! I'm glad she's getting better.
@jeffcliff Gives a new meaning to Duolingo Push.
In which Microsoft lives up to its "be evil" company motto: https://boingboing.net/2019/04/02/burning-libraries.html
@hafnia I once failed a philosophy course that was part of my degree. After that the university cancelled the course because everyone else coming in from my discipline struggled with it too. Sometimes, it's not you.
Brush your teeth, save your brain? https://www.newscientist.com/article/2191814-we-may-finally-know-what-causes-alzheimers-and-how-to-stop-it/
@vickysteeves Because it's the most important bit? It can take me months to come up with a good book title.
@Aggy_C Wishing you all the strength.
@alkalinekiwi Welcome back.
Shiloh Walker lays out a plan of action to deal with people who are republishing identical books under new names and copyright details, and tricking readers: https://www.shilohwalker.com/website/2019/02/hot-takes-copyright-fakes-how-we-fix-this/
Readers deserve books advertised as new to actually be new.
Also, (more wisdom via Spike Trotman) NEVER, EVER sign away lifetime IP rights! That's the most important thing you have as a creator!
If you want to make money from your work, great! Put it on prints, merch! License it! Etc!
But there's really nothing that's worth complete, total, *lifetime* control of your work! Because once you've signed your IP rights away, that's IT.
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