My library card already gets me multiple “real” books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines and movies per month. For free.
Kindle Unlimited offers nothing from big presses, and no guarantee the authors will get paid fairly for their work. Libraries buy the book up front for a higher price (and a better binding). Kindle Unlimited offers the authors a variable percentage of a as-yet-undetermined-and-unannounced amount of money.
While Amazon touts Kindle Unlimited at “Netflix For Books!” the reality is Netflix signed contracts with everyone whose work they offer so that actors, screen writers, best boys, and the rest of those people get paid for the shows and movies you watch. Amazon does not.
That means your favorite author isn’t being compensated for their time or work. If you love a book series and want to see the next one get published: buy the book or hit the library. Starving authors quit writing because they like eating.
I couldn’t hit the reblog button fast enough.
I’ve had a couple of these pop up on my Author portal for kdp amazon, and it doesn’t even give me an amount I earn for each read via this service.
Prime members can also read one book every month for free, and we don’t know if we get any compensation for /that/ either.
Reblog with Your Desktop (no Cleaning)
how could you fuck up so tremendously
I actually think I know the basis for this movie!
It used to be generally agreed upon that Sharks held a certain immunity to producing cancerous cells.
This didn’t turn out to be true, but this movie is nine years old….
Another quick speedpaint from today
I totally did the thing….
We had to do a quick After Efffects ad in class today
So Betsy over at Vexing Vendibles gets a gift xD
roughly 30-45 minutes worth of work
WIP Wednesday! This is an Artist Alley International thing, and I’m going to start posting my WIPs every Wednesday here as well.
Working on book two of the Hailey Balam series.
Oh hey look, a title.
And roughly two chapters.
I’ll probably work on a speedpainting later and try out this new program I downloaded for video screen capture.
Well, this is embarrassing
Left: Adrianne Palicki promo shot for NBC’s Wonder Woman.
Right: Kimberly Kane promo shot for ‘Wonder Woman XXX: An Axel Braun Parody’.
….is it just me or does the porno version outfit not only look WAY BETTER crafted and prettier, the actress also has more muscles, a nicer fitting chest piece and a waaay more fitting body type and skin tone.
Also the porno version doesn’t look more “feminine”/more sexy whatever.
That… is EMBARASSING
the “official” one looks like a really bad Halloween costume
I mean fuck the porno one has bigger wrist cuff I REPEATE: BIGGER WRIST CUFFS PORNO WOMAN IS BETTER DRESSED TO KICK ASS *cries*
can someone contact the designer of the porno
clearly he/she knows how a womans body works.
It’s embarrassing when the official looks a like a porn and the porn looks like the official thing.
The thing that makes me stunned the most is that even the boobs of the porn version are cupped and held in better by her clothing than those of the official thing…
The moment a porn movie treats the boobs of a woman with more subtlety than a big name production, some staff changes are in order.
Meanwhile at Marvel, Black Widow wears appropriate ass kicking attire, Thor is a woman and Captain America is black and DC is over there like: what do we do with *whispers* boob?
I think the porno designers realized that if they stuck closer to cannon and made her as close to wonder woman as possible, they’d appeal more to their target audience and boost sales that way.
Because porn is used to targeting niche audiences, and they know that if they stick specifically to those niches, they have a stronger sales base than if they try to please every single person.
Like…. for example…. they’re not going to try and make bdsm porn appeal to everyone that could ever possibly buy porn.
They make it as BDSM as physically possible to appeal to the BDSM porn-verse.
Movie industries don’t understand that. They want niche concepts (which comics very much used to be) to be loved by every person. They want to sell to as many people as possible, regardless of any drop in quality they have to push through to make it to appeal to all the different groups.
This affects everything from costume choice, to story changes.