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Help Save Kiki from Cancer (GoFundMe Campaign)

I hope people will read the below as it is the information that was shared in a recent GoFundMe Campaign that my wife and I created for our cat Kiki.  The link to the campaign is below and I wanted to share this posting here in hopes others may read and share.  I thank you all in Advance.

My name is Kiki and I’m hoping other humans will help my humans, Shawn and Jennifer, raise money so I can have cancer surgery. A recent visit to the Vet was scary but when my female human heard the word cancer she did cry.

I have heard my humans discussing finding the money for the surgery and they have talked about this thing called debt. I guess my female human has many student loans, and my male human may have to pay more on his medications for Multiple Sclerosis when the new insurance year starts. I will be honest, being a cat I have no idea what that all is, but money is tight.

So, I am hoping that there are other kind humans that may help us get this surgery done. They have a mass to remove from my cute tail. After the surgery, there will be additional costs for further treatments and why I hope to raise the money to help my humans.

You see, these two humans brought me in to their home and have taken good care of me and their other cats. We have been given much love, toys, and played with often. The vet visit for me came not long after we lost my big sister who died from old age and her organs shutting down. It is for this reason why I do not want to leave my humans now as they need me to fill the hole left by my big sister leaving the family.

So, I thank any and all humans for helping with the funds that I am looking for to help my humans. Please do not tell the secret that I can use this computer thing. My male owner is always working on one, and as he works I will sit on the desk and watch him and how I learned. He’s just not happy when I go after that thing called a mouse.

In all seriousness, Jennifer and I would greatly appreciate any help that people will be able to give us in keep our Kiki in our lives. She is a unique cat who is willing to share her love with us daily. I do hope those who have read the posting get a smile about how I wrote this posting as I wanted to show that although a Cancer diagnosis for anyone is never good, it is by staying positive and finding a way to smile that keeps us going.  Again thank you to all that are able to help. If for some reason we go over the requested amount we will be giving some of those funds to charity

 

https://www.gofundme.com/save-our-kiki-from-cancer

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Posted by on November 13, 2018 in Personal, Uncategorized

 

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A Message from the Amazon Books Team (Re-post)

As I promised in yesterday’s post I am posting the Amazon Books Team response to what is happening between the authors and Amazon. In this you will get to see Amazon’s side and for them to come out in public during an issue between companies it must be big. I say this as Amazon does not usually comment on issues it has with other companies. In this instance they are and this is their side of what is going on.

A Message from the Amazon Books Team

Dear Readers,

Just ahead of World War II, there was a radical invention that shook the foundations of book publishing. It was the paperback book. This was a time when movie tickets cost 10 or 20 cents, and books cost $2.50. The new paperback cost 25 cents — it was ten times cheaper. Readers loved the paperback and millions of copies were sold in just the first year.

With it being so inexpensive and with so many more people able to afford to buy and read books, you would think the literary establishment of the day would have celebrated the invention of the paperback, yes? Nope. Instead, they dug in and circled the wagons. They believed low cost paperbacks would destroy literary culture and harm the industry (not to mention their own bank accounts). Many bookstores refused to stock them, and the early paperback publishers had to use unconventional methods of distribution — places like newsstands and drugstores. The famous author George Orwell came out publicly and said about the new paperback format, if “publishers had any sense, they would combine against them and suppress them.” Yes, George Orwell was suggesting collusion.

Well… history doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.

Fast forward to today, and it’s the e-book’s turn to be opposed by the literary establishment. Amazon and Hachette — a big US publisher and part of a $10 billion media conglomerate — are in the middle of a business dispute about e-books. We want lower e-book prices. Hachette does not. Many e-books are being released at $14.99 and even $19.99. That is unjustifiably high for an e-book. With an e-book, there’s no printing, no over-printing, no need to forecast, no returns, no lost sales due to out of stock, no warehousing costs, no transportation costs, and there is no secondary market — e-books cannot be resold as used books. E-books can and should be less expensive.

Perhaps channeling Orwell’s decades old suggestion, Hachette has already been caught illegally colluding with its competitors to raise e-book prices. So far those parties have paid $166 million in penalties and restitution. Colluding with its competitors to raise prices wasn’t only illegal, it was also highly disrespectful to Hachette’s readers.

The fact is many established incumbents in the industry have taken the position that lower e-book prices will “devalue books” and hurt “Arts and Letters.” They’re wrong. Just as paperbacks did not destroy book culture despite being ten times cheaper, neither will e-books. On the contrary, paperbacks ended up rejuvenating the book industry and making it stronger. The same will happen with e-books.

Many inside the echo-chamber of the industry often draw the box too small. They think books only compete against books. But in reality, books compete against mobile games, television, movies, Facebook, blogs, free news sites and more. If we want a healthy reading culture, we have to work hard to be sure books actually are competitive against these other media types, and a big part of that is working hard to make books less expensive.

Moreover, e-books are highly price elastic. This means that when the price goes down, customers buy much more. We’ve quantified the price elasticity of e-books from repeated measurements across many titles. For every copy an e-book would sell at $14.99, it would sell 1.74 copies if priced at $9.99. So, for example, if customers would buy 100,000 copies of a particular e-book at $14.99, then customers would buy 174,000 copies of that same e-book at $9.99. Total revenue at $14.99 would be $1,499,000. Total revenue at $9.99 is $1,738,000. The important thing to note here is that the lower price is good for all parties involved: the customer is paying 33% less and the author is getting a royalty check 16% larger and being read by an audience that’s 74% larger. The pie is simply bigger.

But when a thing has been done a certain way for a long time, resisting change can be a reflexive instinct, and the powerful interests of the status quo are hard to move. It was never in George Orwell’s interest to suppress paperback books — he was wrong about that.

And despite what some would have you believe, authors are not united on this issue. When the Authors Guild recently wrote on this, they titled their post: “Amazon-Hachette Debate Yields Diverse Opinions Among Authors” (the comments to this post are worth a read). A petition started by another group of authors and aimed at Hachette, titled “Stop Fighting Low Prices and Fair Wages,” garnered over 7,600 signatures. And there are myriad articles and posts, by authors and readers alike, supporting us in our effort to keep prices low and build a healthy reading culture. Author David Gaughran’s recent interview is another piece worth reading.

We recognize that writers reasonably want to be left out of a dispute between large companies. Some have suggested that we “just talk.” We tried that. Hachette spent three months stonewalling and only grudgingly began to even acknowledge our concerns when we took action to reduce sales of their titles in our store. Since then Amazon has made three separate offers to Hachette to take authors out of the middle. We first suggested that we (Amazon and Hachette) jointly make author royalties whole during the term of the dispute. Then we suggested that authors receive 100% of all sales of their titles until this dispute is resolved. Then we suggested that we would return to normal business operations if Amazon and Hachette’s normal share of revenue went to a literacy charity. But Hachette, and their parent company Lagardere, have quickly and repeatedly dismissed these offers even though e-books represent 1% of their revenues and they could easily agree to do so. They believe they get leverage from keeping their authors in the middle.

We will never give up our fight for reasonable e-book prices. We know making books more affordable is good for book culture. We’d like your help. Please email Hachette and copy us.

Hachette CEO, Michael Pietsch: Michael.Pietsch@hbgusa.com
Copy us at: readers-united@amazon.com

Please consider including these points:

  • We have noted your illegal collusion. Please stop working so hard to overcharge for ebooks. They can and should be less expensive.
  • Lowering e-book prices will help — not hurt — the reading culture, just like paperbacks did.
  • Stop using your authors as leverage and accept one of Amazon’s offers to take them out of the middle.
  • Especially if you’re an author yourself: Remind them that authors are not united on this issue.

Thanks for your support.

The Amazon Books Team

 
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Posted by on August 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Authors United: A Letter to Our Readers (Re-Post)

As many of those who follow the blog know I read books that are often provided to me by self-published, independent, small press authors. I have recently heard about some things happening at Amazon that is impacting authors no matter their size. In researching this I cam across Authors United and below I’m sharing a statement they have put out to the public and will even be in a major US newspaper.

Now the letter below primarily mentions Hachette, but what is being done can impact all authors including those I have read, and will read someday. As I post links to Amazon for most, if not all, the books I’ve reviewed I wonder if some of the below mentioned policies will impact the authors I’ve been working with.

Thus, I have decided to share the below to help bring light to what is going on with this fight. I’m trying not to take a side, but for book lovers putting this out to the public.  At the same time to give the other side an equal voice I will be posting the Reader’s United letter tomorrow.

 

A Letter to Our Readers:

Amazon is involved in a commercial dispute with the book publisher Hachette , which owns Little, Brown, Grand Central Publishing, and other familiar imprints. These sorts of disputes happen all the time between companies and they are usually resolved in a corporate back room.

But in this case, Amazon has done something unusual. It has directly targeted Hachette’s authors in an effort to force their publisher to agree to its terms.

For the past several months, Amazon has been:

Boycotting Hachette authors, by refusing to accept pre-orders on Hachette authors’ books and eBooks, claiming they are “unavailable.”

Refusing to discount the prices of many of Hachette authors’ books.

Slowing the delivery of thousands of Hachette authors’ books to Amazon customers, indicating that delivery will take as long as several weeks on most titles.

–Suggesting on some Hachette authors’ pages that readers might prefer a book from a non-Hachette author instead.

As writers–most of us not published by Hachette–we feel strongly that no bookseller should block the sale of books or otherwise prevent or discourage customers from ordering or receiving the books they want. It is not right for Amazon to single out a group of authors, who are not involved in the dispute, for selective retaliation. Moreover, by inconveniencing and misleading its own customers with unfair pricing and delayed delivery, Amazon is contradicting its own written promise to be “Earth’s most customer-centric company.

Many of us have supported Amazon since it was a struggling start-up. Our books launched Amazon on the road to selling everything and becoming one of the world’s largest corporations. We have made Amazon many millions of dollars and over the years have contributed so much, free of charge, to the company by way of cooperation, joint promotions, reviews and blogs. This is no way to treat a business partner. Nor is it the right way to treat your friends. Without taking sides on the contractual dispute between Hachette and Amazon, we encourage Amazon in the strongest possible terms to stop harming the livelihood of the authors on whom it has built its business. None of us, neither readers nor authors, benefit when books are taken hostage. (We’re not alone in our plea: the opinion pages of both the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, which rarely agree on anything, have roundly condemned Amazon’s corporate behavior.)

We call on Amazon to resolve its dispute with Hachette without further hurting authors and without blocking or otherwise delaying the sale of books to its customers.

We respectfully ask you, our loyal readers, to email Jeff Bezos, CEO and founder of Amazon, at jeff@amazon.com, and tell him what you think. He says he genuinely welcomes hearing from his customers and claims to read all emails at that account. We hope that, writers and readers together, we will be able to change his mind.

Sincerely,

  • Megan Abbott
  • Robert H. Abel
  • Rachael Acks
  • William M. Adler
  • Elisa Albert
  • William Alexander
  • Sherman Alexie
  • Mike Allen
  • Jonathan Ames
  • Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Roger Angle
  • Carol Anshaw
  • Anne Applebaum
  • Debby Applegate
  • Kelley Armstrong
  • Rilla Askew
  • Rick Atkinson
  • James David Audlin
  • Paul Auster
  • Ellis Avery
  • Avi
  • Barbe Awalt
  • Gillian Bagwell
  • Blake Bailey
  • Deirdre Bair
  • Jo Baker
  • Kevin Baker
  • Mishell Baker
  • David Baldacci
  • Melissa Bank
  • Linwood Barclay
  • Evelyn Barish
  • Juliana Barnet
  • Rebecca Barnhouse
  • Nevada Barr
  • Quentin Bates
  • Elif Batuman
  • Douglas Bauer
  • Erica Bauermeister
  • Cris Beam
  • Greg Bear
  • James Beauregard
  • Antony Beevor
  • Adam Begley
  • Louis Begley
  • Hilari Bell
  • Madison Smartt Bell
  • Martine Bellen
  • Sam Bellotto Jr.
  • Aimee Bender
  • Karen E. Bender
  • Lou J. Berger
  • Daniel Bergner
  • Bob Berman
  • Anne Bernays
  • Suzanne Berne
  • Steve Berry
  • Lauren Beukes
  • Clara Bingham
  • Lisa Birnbach
  • Michael Bishop
  • Lauren Bjorkman
  • Holly Black
  • Shayla Black
  • Grant Blackwood
  • Linda M. Bland
  • Meredith Bland
  • David W. Blight
  • Carole Bloom
  • Cas Blomberg
  • Deborah Blum
  • Judy Blundell
  • Charles Bock
  • Amy Boesky
  • Paul Bogard
  • Johnny D. Boggs
  • Chris Bohjalian
  • Robert M. Bolstad
  • Marianne Boruch
  • Joanna Bourke
  • Betsy Connor Bowen
  • Walt Boyes
  • Ben Bradlee Jr.
  • Mike Bradley
  • Jess Brallier
  • Taylor Branch
  • H.W. Brands
  • Kylie Brant
  • Gary Braver
  • Catherine Brennan
  • Marie Brennan
  • Alan Brennert
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  • Laura Brodie
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  • Geraldine Brooks
  • Harriet Brown
  • Jennifer Brown
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  • Chelsea Cain
  • Kenneth Cain
  • Susan Cain
  • Wayne Caldwell
  • Philip Caputo
  • Jacqueline Carey
  • Peter Ames Carlin
  • Ron Carlson
  • Robert A. Caro
  • David Carothers
  • Cynthia Carr
  • H.G. Carrillo
  • Betsy Carter
  • Mary E. Carter
  • Carol Cassella
  • Brian Castner
  • Michael Chabon
  • Rebecca Chance
  • Angie Chau
  • Thomas Chavez
  • Susan Cheever
  • Ron Chernow
  • Harriet Scott Chessman
  • Jaima Chevalier
  • Tracy Chevalier
  • Jennifer Chiaverini
  • Lee Child
  • Lincoln Child
  • Mark Childress
  • Kate Christensen
  • Jill Ciment
  • Sandra Cisneros
  • Breena Clarke
  • Antoinette Nora Claypoole
  • Meg Waite Clayton
  • Andrew Clements
  • Katherine Clements
  • Rachel Cline
  • Mick Cochrane
  • David B. Coe
  • William D. Cohan
  • Leah Hager Cohen
  • James Collins
  • Suzanne Collins
  • Tom Connor
  • Christopher D. Cook
  • Stephanie Cooke
  • Martha Cooley
  • Ellen Cooney
  • Karen Coody Cooper
  • Artemis Cooper
  • Constance Cooper
  • Jen Corace
  • Zizou Corder
  • Douglas Corleone
  • Kelly Corrigan
  • Bruce Coville
  • Robert Crais
  • Sara Creasy
  • Sharon Creech
  • Elizabeth Crook
  • Dave Cullen
  • Robert Dallek
  • William Dalrymple
  • Mark Z. Danielewski
  • Leslie Daniels
  • Jack Dann
  • Ellen Datlow
  • Saul David
  • Lauren B. Davis
  • Lindsey Davis
  • Angela Davis-Gardner
  • Jeffery Deaver
  • Barbara Dee
  • Jonathan Dee
  • Dale DeGroff
  • Barbara Delinsky
  • Nelson DeMille
  • David Denby
  • Jerry Dennis
  • Hannah Dennison
  • William Deresiewicz
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  • David Dobbs
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  • Linda Donn
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  • Andre Dubus III
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  • Martha Egan
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  • Kate Elliott
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  • Carson Ellis
  • Joseph J. Ellis
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  • Terry England
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  • Mark Epstein
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  • Eric Fischl
  • Janet Fitch
  • Stona Fitch
  • Paul Fleischman
  • Ronald Florence
  • Nick Flynn
  • Tom Folsom
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  • Richard Thompson Ford
  • Amanda Foreman
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  • Connie May Fowler
  • Karen Joy Fowler
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  • Judith Frank
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  • Laura Fraser
  • Ian Frazier
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  • Pamela Freeman
  • Ru Freeman
  • Richard E. Friesen
  • Gregory Frost
  • Laura Furman
  • Neal Gabler
  • Peter Gadol
  • Mary Gaitskill
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  • Barbara Garson
  • Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
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  • Alison Gaylin
  • Elizabeth George
  • Giuseppe Gerbino
  • Denise Giardina
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  • Susan Jane Gilman
  • Jennifer Gilmore
  • Malcolm Gladwell
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  • Meryl Gordon
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  • Aaron Hartzler
  • Adrianne Harun
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  • Todd Hasak-Lowy
  • Molly Haskell
  • Susan Carol Hauser
  • Katherine B. Hauth
  • John Twelve Hawks
  • Roy Hayes
  • Terrance Hayes
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  • Marla Heller
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  • Joshua Henkin
  • Greg Herren
  • Peggy Herrington
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  • Joe Hill
  • Anne Hillerman
  • Brenda Hillman
  • Hilary Hinzmann
  • Tom Hirschfeld
  • Jack Hitt
  • Sylvia Anna Hivén
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  • Mary Ann Hoberman
  • Sheri Holman
  • Rachel Holmes
  • Woody Holton
  • Ed Hoornaert
  • Ellen Hopkins
  • Deborah Hopkinson
  • Nalo Hopkinson
  • James D. Hornfischer
  • Shel Horowitz
  • Tony Horwitz
  • Silas House
  • Hugh Howard
  • James Howe
  • Del Howison
  • Mary Hudson
  • Laird Hunt
  • Charlayne Hunter-Gault
  • Gregg Hurwitz
  • Nancy Huston
  • Siri Hustvedt
  • Elisabeth Hyde
  • Amy Ignatow
  • Gerald Imber, M.D.
  • Susan Isaacs
  • Steve Jackson
  • Diane Jacobs
  • Linda Jaivin
  • Michael Jecks
  • Suzanne Jenkins
  • Sarah Jensen
  • Erika Johansen
  • Gilbert John
  • Fenton Johnson
  • Brian Jay Jones
  • Steve Jones
  • Michaele Jordan
  • Sam Jordison
  • Mike Jung
  • Sebastian Junger
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  • Judi Kadden
  • Bonita Kale
  • Stephanie Kallos
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  • Andrew Kaplan
  • James Kaplan
  • Jim Kaplan
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  • Joe Kelly
  • Judith Kelman
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  • Daniel M. Kimmel
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  • Marion Meade
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  • Richard North Patterson
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