I Signed the Petition to Protest Bullying of Authors on Amazon: What About You? #ASMSG #IAN1 #INDIE #IAN1 #T4US #4FTM #RaveReviewsBookClub #Amazon #Kindle

Dear Thomas,

Thanks for signing my petition, “Amazon.com: Protect Amazon.com Users and Indie Publishing Authors from Bullying and Harassment by Removing Anonymity and Requiring Identity Verification for Reviewing and Forum Participation.”

Can you help this petition win by asking your friends to sign too? It’s easy to share with your friends on Facebook – just click here to share the petition on Facebook.

There’s also a sample email below that you can forward to your friends.

Thanks again — together we’re making change happen,

Todd Barselow

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Sample Email you can FORWARD to your Friends:

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Hi!

I just signed the petition “Amazon.com: Protect Amazon.com Users and Indie Publishing Authors from Bullying and Harassment by Removing Anonymity and Requiring Identity Verification for Reviewing and Forum Participation” on Change.org.

It’s important. Will you sign it too? Here’s the link:

http://www.change.org/petitions/amazon-com-protect-amazon-com-users-and-indie-publishing-authors-from-bullying-and-harassment-by-removing-anonymity-and-requiring-identity-verification-for-reviewing-and-forum-participation?recruiter=85615146&utm_campaign=signature_receipt&utm_medium=email&utm_source=share_petition

Thanks!

Thomas

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Anne Rice signs petition to protest bullying of authors on Amazon

Anne Rice

Rice herself was a victim of the Amazon “bullies”, when earlier this year she began to give advice to would-be writers on the retailer’s message boards. “The discourse was meaningful and productive, questions asked and answered, and it was generally very enlightening,” said Todd Barselow, the freelance editor who launched the petition to try to convince Amazon to change its policies. “Then the bullies, trolls, jerks, whatever you want to call them, found the thread. That’s when the attacks started happening. It got very ugly very fast … With each attack, Anne tried to diffuse the situation and out these people for what they are: bullies. Well, that just made them frenzy even more. Eventually, I left the thread. It got too ugly for me. Anne stuck it out for a while, but finally she called it quits, too.”

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An Interview with Todd Barselow, Editor

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About profesorbaker

Thomas Baker is the Past-President of TESOL Chile (2010-2011). He enjoys writing about a wide variety of topics. The source and inspiration for his writing comes from his family.
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