I've written a post on wokeism here - an immensely popular one.
But before we proceed, a bit on the "royal Cock up" as Phil ... we'll get into that, just told me. Hehe. ...
It means "f up" for those not in the UK, or without an imagination.
And obvously, for you on this list, that means I was not just talking to YOU on this list, but also my erotica (one time) publishers - but it's the most amicable split ever, they still sell my books on their site, and I love those guys - GREAT guys - common sense galore, and I've always supported them, and will continue to do so!
Yes, I'd have written all those books on the other site, 85 plus anyway.
But there is always something about the first time, pun intended and not given the content of those books. And the first people you work for, your first job, and so forth ...
Anyway ... the cock up on their end was something I pointed out to them (well, I was mostly asking about royalties from their end, although I sell myself for the past X number of years, and am doing extremely WELL, I still sell there too so ...) , but the cock up here is that we are, until Nov 1, apparently, down on email.
No issues with the provider - it was a bit of a mess up at MY END. hehe.
But, should be sorted soon.
And wokeism aside ... let me just past the convo, it makes for better reading than anythng else!
Yes, a right royal cock up! I had copied the site to play around with the Multi-Vendor option I’ll be offering sometime soon hopefully. Forgot to redirect the site and disable the newsletter programme!
Anyway, all good here and whatever is happening in this crazy f…..d up woke world just passes my by. Listening to one of my team who has just reached the magnificent age of 24 we are doomed anyway. Not a scrap of historical knowledge sits in his well-educated head let alone what life was like before social media and the sharing of everyday events that have become international news. Ah well, that’s life!
The website sales are moderate, Lulu distribution of our books is not as good as it was when we had Amazon direct. We have tried a number of pseudonyms to open new accounts but get found out everytime.
I’ll run a little promotion on your titles in the coming weeks and see how that goes.
OK, so yours truly ..
I have to agree, these young 'uns, social media addiction and dumbphones ... you are probably better off banging your head against a brick wall in that regard! (and as a customer said, that brick wall would likely make more sense, hehe).
Yes, this woke shit everywhere, this "forcing everyone to conform to some "big brother" BS or else", this "ostracization" of folks with INDEPENDENT thoughts ... Just pathetic to be honest but thats how it's all headed before (I believe, at least) "natural selection" finally does its thing (Darwin or whatever) and things get back to "normal" again i.e. what it used to be like in the 90's, that was the last time I saw anything remotely resembling normal, hehe.
Or, post WWII though I wasn't born then!
I'm dating myself by saying all that, I KNOW - LOL - no pun intended!
"Cock up", now thats the first time I heard it, and SO appropriate, hehe. Yeah all good buddy - was just giving you a "headsup" on that one. I'm sure those with their cocks already up would click through anyway! Hehe.
Thanks as well for the offer on the "mini promo" - my suggestion would be to try it on the<chopped> series, and perhaps the <chopped> books - or I dont know, maybe you could choose, but those are what are "appealing" to a lot of folks right now, especially in the UK and Germany for whatever reason. Haha. Always knew there was something about Hitler and why he wanted the swastika. LOL!
And, noted w.r.t what you're saying - yeah, Amazon accounts for most sales obviously, which probably explains the lack of or reduced loyalties. It's strange they de platformed yall, but thats Big Tech, and another reason I keep saying best to sell on your own site ...
(though Amazon, although they banned my account a couple of times for overly racy stuff, hehe - so they claimed indirectly - has never been an issue for me, so not sure why - perhaps it was something not related to the adult nature of the books, Amazon's algorithms can be strange that way i.e. the reason they ban accounts!).
Great to hear back - dose of reality as it were - and keep GOING!
PS - Don't EVEN get me started on panixations etc. LOL.
Well, that should explain my thoughts on it! And trust me, people are as tired of woke as YOU probably are reading this.
We just dont hear about the folks that are nigh tired of it, because their voices are never heard (though they're in the silent majority).
You will see why in the next conversation I quote!
But a coupla other things … and our friends from Germany will know this – the “Hitler” fantasy – either male or female is a surprisingly COMMON ONE – and as thought policing keeps getting more and more insane, “behind the scenes” people want a return to NORMALCY – desperately!
Dont get me wrong.
The guy was despicable and a madman, but as far as fantasies go, I dont think we – or anyone – have the right to judge anyone’s fantasies so long as they “conform” to SSC!
And of course, LEGAL and and of age …
Hey, those jackboots for one! Hehe.
I’ve written MANY a multiracial book - erotica themed – its never been an issue for me, and NO, it isn't the woke "colored over all"
It’s about the MIND!
And the workings of the mind that makes things, and life more interesting!
Second, of course, remember – and I’ve grown hoarse saying this on all my businesses.
Build your OWN business above all else.
Sure Amazon, Google etc might give you more sales short term or long short term.
But, Big Tech is notorious for deplatforming people – unfortunately, my last publisher was one of them – no plausible reason given either.
Just look at what Twitter did to a sitting U.S. President for one!
And one fine day, you’re doing GREAT On Insta with 1 million followers, for instance, next day you’re banned, and if you have all your eggs in that basked, you’re essentially screwed!
It's happened to me on the other business too, I got banned off Insta for ... posting NO nudity, not even close!
No reason given either.
Other than "sole of someone's foot" was deemed "NSFW" and fell under nudity!
If you can believe that.
Some idiot like Bozo Schofield probably had a hissy because that is what he salivates after, it hit home, and ... well, you know how it is when things HIT HOME!
Didnt bother me none, my site – which has always been my main focus - is going great guns, always will.
(the hell with Insta is what I said when I was deplatformed, despite my 1000 plus followers, all SOLID followers not finding me there, they've all come on to my email list there, "swelling it" WAY PAST 40K!)
IT's about giving people what they want. Period!
And third, but NOT least?
The books I suggested to my old publishers was the first series I wrote, it will always be close to my heart, "Madam" Jyoti was so NICE!
Those sparkly eyes, those pink flip flops … the shorts, of course. Hehe. All made for an unbeatable (PUN, lol, for those familiar
with the content of the books) - PACKAGE! (pun intended again, hehe, and not if you're Salivating Bozo Schofield, hehe - he loves those books too, hehe, though he can't GET NONE).
I suggested the promo on their site be done with those titles, because THOSE are what most people LOVE the most! (other than CHinese you know what, hehe).
And of course, WE hav e a lot of promos going on too for our cock up books – some expire at the end of October.
On the other site, people know about those! Hehe.
As we do for our fitness books - HERE!
Thoughts transmute, my friend, better than the written word ever could – provided we give them a medium.
No-one can really censor your thoughts my friend, try as they might - they FIND A WAY!
Lets see what the great John Walker, one of my best customers had to say recently in an email about staying in touch.
That "what the hell is going on email".
Thanks for reaching out, sorry for not staying in touch but life just gets in the way sometimes.
I'm not sure what's going on but I just feel that with all the pandemic shit that's flying about that it's really getting me down.
There is so much pressure being ramped up to force people to get vaccinated, we are bombarded every day with new restrictions like so called vaccine passports without which you're basically locked out of everything but essential shops.
All that is bad enough but when your sister refuses to speak to you because "you are selfish" for refusing to get vaccinated, well that's the last straw.
There are so many brainwashed people doing all the world's governments bidding that I'm struggling to see where all this is heading, that uneasy feeling in the pit of my stomach that we spoke about previously has not abated, in fact it is now a knot that seems to tighten with every passing day.
Please understand you are my brother from a different mother and that will never change.
If I go quiet from time to time it is nothing personal, I've always been a lone wolf even as a small child and sometimes I just need a pause to sort things out in my head, I'm sure you know what I mean.
Anyway mate enough about me how's life treating you? Well I hope.
All is quiet in the mainstream media with regard to India, have things improved to any noticeable extent?
Just know I love you man, take real good care of you and yours.
Yours truly -
Hey John -
Great hearing back from you - and no worries, I was never doubting either the "lone wolf" part (I'm sure you've seen the emails on my Uncle for one calling me a "wolf", hehe) - I've always been that way myself! - or the "brother from a different mother" part.
Yes, I figured it was "everything going on" that has gotten you down big time, I understand; people in general are just not acting normally. Sometimes I feel as if I'm the odd one out acting "as if its all normal" - which it is, really, it's just the panic driven "sheeple" thinking that has brought the world to this "cross roads" as it were.
(and, as you probably figured out, the "where are you" email ... haha, there's plenty of people that needed to hear that!)
You are right to have the uneasy feeling in your stomach (as you spoke about before), but (and as you know) remember that OUR OWN thoughts are what create, and destroy, and that there have been men and women (and I believe I wrote about this in a recent email) that have not just survived, but thrived during Depressions way worse than what it is now globally (though it's all going south - rampant inflation etc is just the tip of the iceberg). . .
I know you know that, but we all need a "buck up" every once in a while!
Yes, I hear you regarding the guilt trips etc people give you about not getting panixated as I call it. I just laugh at them and say "yes, Im selfish" - because, there is literally no point reasoning with fear stricken (panic) people ... or sheeple. It DOES hurt when your own sister - or relatives dont talk to you, I guess for me, as you know, I've never once had any sort of real relationship with any family (my younger sister for whatever reason played right into my mother's hand of "ruining the son's life") ... so it's easier in that regard, I'm used to it from a very young age - but hey - I hear you - all I can say is "to hell with people who cannot accept rational thought and/or another opinion" - even if those are relatives...
I know, not the nicest thing to say, but there it is, my friend . . .
As for me? One thing after the other, but thats life these days, we strive for better PERSONALLY - and I've found what I keep telling everyone to be true - hang in there, and things will get better. Precious few people listen anyway even during good times, but now? Like zero, hehe.
But it's true ...
And that is that for now. Thanks again for stayin in touch John - much appreciated! By the way, and importantly, DID you figure out what book you wanted to get next (I remember we spoke about that in July)? Just curious, of course, some sanity if nothing else, and a real solid dose of it as you know i.e. REAL LIFE sanity!
Rahul (The book on training with implements will be done as soon as I can get the kettlebell section finished - other than that, for you? I think you've got a lot of my books already, maybe Advanced Hill Training, and a few others, not sure - but either way - if thats still "on the menu" - let me know!)
And that, friend is truly ... THAT!
Back soon (oh and yeah- note the part abotu the books above, applies to everyone!)