Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Playing Indie Authors Like Pawns


Raccoon Garden Party

October, 2012-- To celebrate the end of the raccoon year, they gather here for a garden party! Let the second picture serve as a warning to all raccoons who eat too much!

--Don Johnson


Almost midnight howls, yowls, and growls, Autumn-enchanted Big Cats... still warm and moist on the tame prairie, and there was a brief pounding rain last night... oh, yes!... this Big Cat is grateful for more rain... yeppers peppers, another super-busy day for the Kougaress... if only that would translate into writing time... but alas., not so.

There's so much heavy stuff coming down in our world, darling Kittens, take care and beware. Also, prepare! Because this big cat loves ya!


Authoress news and mews ~

THANK YOU! One and all for participating in the ‘Bring Your Own Wolf’ for Wicked Haunt-o-ween and THE BEWITCHING BLOG HOP at SHAPESHIFTER SEDUCTIONS. This Big Cat loves ya!


The Unexpected Pet
by Savanna Kougar

Tuesday howls and yowls, shapeshifter lovers.

A BIG WOLF HOWL of thanks to everyone who stopped by and participated in The Bewitching blog hop.

This Flash Scene continues Sio and Dallas Red Cloud's story. Hope you enjoy.

The Unexpected Pet

"Punkin' Chunkin'," Dallas explained to Sio, then slipped his arm around her waist.

His naive, 'from another world' woman stared, enraptured as one of the catapults launched another large pumpkin. Cheers and howls erupted as the plump giant sailed through the crisp chilly air. Missing the target, it bounced on the hard ground, bursting in great messy chunks.

"Oh, splat!" she yelled under her breath. Heedless of his arm, Sio hopped up and down with the enthusiasm of a child -- certainly a match for the Talbot's Peak's youngsters surrounding them.


Playing Indie Authors Like Pawns

From ~ The Passive Voice ~ [see blogroll for link]

“Amazon Is Playing Indie Authors Like Pawns,” says Smashwords founder, Mark Coker - From Smashwords CEO Mark Coker via How to Successfully Self-Publish: Every indie should get their books distributed to as many retailers as possible.

BIG CAT NOTE: Overall, the Kougar agrees with Mark Coker. Not because he is who he is, but by her own observations of Amazon in regard to Indie authors and Amazon's long-term publishing goals, which are to corner the book market just like the NY BIG BOY publishers, then hijack readers and basically enslave authors using the digital tech of the global age.  Already Indie authors are being lured into the spider's trap, and if they continue being independent, they are gradually being cut out of the top ratings lists. Also, other subtle tech-shenanigans are going on. At this point in time, the Kougar will continue Indie pubbing on Amazon. However, she will also continue with Smashwords, and as many vendors as she's able to manage. This Big Cat so wishes Smashwords and other such ebook vendors would rise above this monopoly-company move. To state as well, this behavior is not limited to Amazon. All the biggies like Apple are operating in this manner.



The Sun Shines Brightly

As if being the center of the Solar System isn't enough, the Sun now wants to be the center of attention, too. And that's exactly what will happen as it moves from Libra into Scorpio on October 23!

Scorpio is an intensely determined sign, and with the Sun's tireless energy soon adding fuel to the cosmic fire, you'll find yourself feeling much more determined as well. It doesn't matter which task you set your mind to right now -- you'll have what it takes to follow it through to the end!

Don't forget, though, that Scorpio also rules personal transformation and joint finances, not to mention passionate sexuality, passionate love, and equally passionate jealousy. So, don't be surprised if any -- or all -- of these elements arise during Scorpio's four-week transit through the Sun.

Also on October 23, the Sun and Neptune combine to bring energy levels down, at which point you'll feel extra sympathy and compassion. This is a good day to learn about how you can help others; then, when a more action-oriented day comes along, you can take action!

Two days later, on October 25, the Sun shines its spotlight directly in Saturn's eyes for a frustrating conjunction full of setbacks and delays. Make the most of this day by working hard, taking care of every last detail, and admitting to mistakes as they happen.

Finally, in a fortunate turn that also occurs on October 25, Mercury and Venus borrow some of the Sun's shining light to bring hints of cheer.

Prepare yourself for the passionate nights to come...


Big Cat by-the-numbers ~

1:11 am... 2:12 am... 3:33 am... 4:44 am... 11:22 pm... 11:55 pm... 12:12 am... to quote: the debate was like two demons trading lies about fairytales... and the currency wars are here bigtime...


Major Solar Flare Erupts From the Sun - 10 hours ago

The sun unleased a powerful solar flare late Monday (Oct. 22), releasing waves of radiation into space that have already caused a short radio blackout on Earth.

HEADLINES from ~  ~

EARTHQUAKE ~ USGS: 6.6 earthquake strikes Costa Rica

FACEBOOK ~ How Facebook Is Trying to Kill Independent Media: For years we’ve been sold the lie that the internet was the last great refuge for the freedom of speech.

CHEMTRAILS ~ Do Low Cost Airlines Boost Profits with Secret Chemtrail Spraying? Airtran Airways – Owned by Southwest Airlines – Caught Spraying Chemtrails Over North Florida

CURRENCY WAR ~ Asian economies turn to yuan--A -renminbi bloc- has been formed in East Asia, as nations in the region abandon the US dollar and peg their currency to the Chinese yuan


The most powerful weapon is the human soul on fire.

~ Have a magickal month of October ~   


And, May you live the dreams of your heart, not in interesting times... 

Autumn-enchanted kisses from the Kougar...

1 comment:

Savanna Kougar said...

Autumn-enchanted kisses from the Kougar...