There's a new post over on the TPV blog) which informs us that Harlequin authors are taking a stand against bullying (I wonder if that includes bullying by their publisher):this morning (found via
Hello everyone! Today is a bit of a serious post – regarding a topic that has, in some way, affected every one of us, at some point in our lives. Today, we’ll be talking about bullying.
There are so many of us in the world who have been a victim of bullying. Whether it is in the workplace, school, or even just out in public – you should never allow a bully to succeed, or be a bully yourself. Some of our authors here at Harlequin have taken the time to give their advice on how to stick up to bullies.
If you don't see the humor or the irony, let me explain. That post is full of suggestions on how kids can respond to bullying. If authors used these tips to respond to the bullying behavior of major legacy publishers, they would be labeled unprofessional and blacklisted.
Coming from a major publisher, this is rich. But when you remember that this is coming from a publisher who is being sued for cheating its authors out of royalties, the irony - it burns.