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Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. joanne
    Sep 10, 2012 @ 04:40:38

    “You can’t just hijack something someone else owns.”

    Every single time I think human beings can not possibly get any dumber someone proves me wrong.

  2. Meri
    Sep 10, 2012 @ 04:45:00

    @joanne: But she totally changed it from the fanfic version, so it must be an original work – not at all hijacked. (:rolleyes:)

  3. Azure
    Sep 10, 2012 @ 06:40:44

    Says her agent without any irony ““You can’t just hijack something someone else owns.”

    *headdesk* Just when I thought I’d heard it all, I’m proved wrong.

  4. DS
    Sep 10, 2012 @ 06:56:58

    James and her agent seem a bit short sighted to me. I wonder who has the merchandizing rights? If James still owns them then she should consider creating a franchise and charge the woman plus a percentage of her profits.

  5. Deb
    Sep 10, 2012 @ 08:51:26

    Yeah, I snickered. Good luck with that, legal team.

    I already have the most souped up Nook; not sure if I should feel bad about not having a Windows operating system- has anyone ever felt bad about not having Windows?- but I would LOVE more content. I mean, how about even Spotify, you know?

  6. Karenmc
    Sep 10, 2012 @ 09:35:40

    Don’t legal teams have minions whose task it is to alert them to irony?

  7. Gwen Hayes
    Sep 10, 2012 @ 10:13:33

    I saw that James story last week and thought it was like an Onion story. It’s for real? Not a hoax?

  8. Lynn S.
    Sep 10, 2012 @ 11:09:00

    So James has plans to become the Mary Kay of BDSM? Any guesses on what make and model of red car the top salespeople will get? __________ (insert your preferred form of maniacal laughter here).

  9. sara
    Sep 10, 2012 @ 14:59:54

    Two weeks after I bought my nook tablet they dropped the price. If they seriously release a new and better version next month I will be so unamused.

  10. Joy
    Sep 10, 2012 @ 18:26:03

    I got one of the free Dickens Kindle Serials (they currently have The Pickwick Papers and Oliver Twist). I read the 1st installment of the Pickwick Papers in one sitting–a very nice, digestible chunk and a pleasant way to read Dickens. I think the Dickens ones are using the original serialization chapters, too. I like the pacing and approach for classics, but I tend to gulp modern works so I don’t know what others I’ll try.

  11. Moriah Jovan
    Sep 10, 2012 @ 18:52:16

    I am incapable of being surprised by that woman’s chutzpah.

  12. theo
    Sep 10, 2012 @ 19:19:24

    I’ve had my Nook Tablet for awhile now. I rooted it right after I bought it. For all intents and purposes, it’s no different now than any Android based tablet. I have almost everything available in Play unless it’s for Jelly Bean. And I did it with the SD card, not internally. So if I want to run the BN stock system, I just switch out the cards.

    I have yet to find a comparable unit in the price point BN is selling in, but will see when the new model comes out. Oh, wait! What am I thinking? It will run Windows. I will run as far as possible…

    And I’m still laughing hysterically over the whole 50 Shades thing now. You can’t fix stupid fits so well here…

  13. Carrie G
    Sep 10, 2012 @ 21:15:48

    I realize some people dislike ads, but really, the ads on the Kindle ereaders are totally ignorable. They aren’t on the screen when you’re reading, just on the screensaver and a a small ad on the “home” page. The Fire ads might be different than the Kindle ads I get, but I haven’t once been bothered by them. I purposely chose the Kindle with ads for the lower price and haven’t regretted it.

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