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Effective Advocacy Must Choose Targets Carefully

lionOn my one month anniversary as a member of SFWA, I discovered the board had determined the letter mentioned in this blog post was a correct summation of the situation and remedies involved in the Amazon/Hachette dispute, an accurate representation of SFWA member beliefs, and must be SFWA-endorsed without member input the day before a long holiday weekend over which so many people would be out of touch and unable to respond.

Do read the comments at that link. Frankly, they’re quite tame as most folks are simply tired of it all.

Let me say this from the start: even if I agreed that Amazon should be told how best to handle its negotiations, I would never have endorsed this letter for the simple fact it contains glaring factual errors.

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