Author Archives: David Gaughran

About David Gaughran

David Gaughran is Irish, living in Prague, and the author of Mercenary, A Storm Hits Valparaiso, Let's Get Digital, Let's Get Visible, and this here blog.

KU Scammers Attack Amazon’s Free Ebook Charts

Last month, Amazon was caught up in a crisis at least partly of its own making when bungled attempts to deal with a growing Kindle Unlimited scammer problem resulted in the sanctioning of innocent authors. Amazon has since apologized, and … Continue reading

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Amazon Takes Aim At Scammers But Hits Authors

NOTE: There are numerous updates at the bottom of this article, including responses from Amazon – the latest update being from March 31 as this story continues to develop. The short version is that Amazon has apologized for incorrect enforcement … Continue reading

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The One Where An Author Steals Text From My Book To Sell Pirated Software

In today’s episode we are going to out a two-bit huckster who tried to put one over on yours truly, take a quick detour through the verdant fields of copyright law (and the slightly plainer meadows of moral rights), and … Continue reading

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Nothing Any Motherf*cker Said Was Going To Get Me To Quit – Guest Post by CD Reiss

A new year is the traditional time for making all sorts of promises that we probably won’t keep. But there is something noble in the effort alone, right? And in that vein, I have a great motivational guest post from an author … Continue reading

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FYI: Penguin Random House Is Still In The Vanity Business

Penguin Random House announced the sale of Author Solutions on Tuesday, leading to headlines stating it has exited the self-publishing business and various commentators congratulating it for cleaning house. Unfortunately, neither of those things are true. Four Penguin Random House-owned … Continue reading

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Pay What You Want For Ten Great Historical Novels

Hello! Sorry for the long silence. I’ve been taking my own advice for once and focusing on writing. But don’t worry, I’ll be back blogging very soon – once I’ve finish moving them commas around. If you’re looking for something … Continue reading

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Movie Deal for Mercenary

I’m delighted to announce that the movie rights to Mercenary have been optioned. And So It Begins… Entertainment is a relatively new Hollywood production company founded earlier this year by industry veterans Toby Midgen and Stacey Stanley. Everyone at ASIB … Continue reading

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