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So I just gave away an ebook for review: Nobody's Victims by Leslie Fish.

I woke up to an email explaining that per policies, one particular winner does "not review books". Also they thought they were getting a physical copy, by gosh! So they can't accept the book I sent them.

Now I know I'm most likely wasting my time by typing this post, but.... publishers don't make it a habit of giving away books FOR FREE unless they're hoping you'll take a few moments to review the thing. The whole point to an EARLY REVIEWER giveaway is so you can be one of the first to read the book, and then REVIEW the book. 

It's not an early READER giveaway. It's an early REVIEWER giveaway.

****REVIEWER****

Also, there is no federal or state law requiring you review it. No one is going to bust down your door with machete in hand, threatening to gauge your eyes out with a spoon if you don't follow through on your half of the bargain for receiving the free book. So don't review it! 

And if you can't accept the ebook, simply delete it! There! All done! And without dramah! Until, that is, you emailed to complain passive aggressively that you were expected to follow through on being an EARLY REVIEWER.

And another thing touching on another incident years ago. Giving a book a one star because you're illiterate and don't know what it means when an author types a slang word phonetically in a character's speech only means you're, well, illiterate and should not be reviewing books. Most definitely not getting paid to do such. You don't have the skills to do so. Go get another job you're more suited for and leave the reviews to people who know what they're doing. No. I'm serious.  

But I am worried that this person thought they were getting a physical copy. People like that are *why* I don't give away physical copies anymore... Imagine spending hundreds of dollars to send out physical copies for review and then not getting a single one. Yes, that's me. I am the one who spent money for nothing.

But more, I'm worried the book wasn't marked as an ebook properly. Oh dears.
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K. J. Joyner
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Author of Black Wolf, Silver Fox and The Heavenly Bride, K. J. Joyner also owns a small publishing company called The Writers of the Apocalypse.

She started out doing her own thing and gradually moved into making book covers for aspiring authors and occasional publishing companies. This led her to formatting ebooks for publication, and as time went on she fell deeper into the rabbit hole. Coming out the other side as a publisher, she can only tell you that at age 14 it should have been obvious she'd end up going this way.

You can find Writers of the Apocalypse Books and her blog at her website portal.
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It should happen that you find this day the start of one of the most marvelous years in your memory, joyous and profitable.  Growth of the best kind, in wisdom, skill, knowledge and joyous memory should and must take place.  Your smiles should become more frequent and easier, your sighs cushioned with rueful humor, those who know you should note your growing happiness and rejoice thereby.  Take the fond good wishes of those privileged to know you, even if just a little, and use them to build a fortress of smiles around your best ideals and happiest dreams.  May you always remember the days to come with joy and celebration, and may this be a very happy example of a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
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May your Muse laughingly cajole, convince, inspire, and take you on a beautiful and worthwhile drive to places and happy adventures you've never even imagined. May a justified belief that something wonderful is just around the corner brighten your life forever. May you not doubt your abilities, but labor successfully to expand them. May your dreams not prove nightmares, may you glimpse other strange worlds and let us share them with you--may those you love rejoice in you, and you in them, may joy and inspiration be faithful, friendly companions and helpers always. Happy Birthday!
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I discovered your stuff on ShareCG as I just bought "STAR!" a couple weeks ago and am loving your Star stuff. Then I stumbled upon you here on DA today- what a coincidence! And I also see from your favorites that you're a fan of Elfquest. I think that means we're destined to be friends! lol  
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