Monday, 14 October 2013

The Storm

The storm is coming, if not already here. If you're an independent publisher in the erotica genre then you'll know what I mean. I've only had some titles removed by Kobo so far, but fear that will not be the limit.
I come originally from Ayr, home of Robert Burns. I doubt he would have been impressed by what's happening at the moment, and might well have been a victim if writing today as some of his poems are pretty racy. Can you imagine that - banning Burns. You might as well tell the Scots to stop drinking whisky... or is that the next moral crusade in store?
I won't go on. I don't have the heart to write at the moment, but by God I will keep writing. But for now I'll just quote what the Bard had to say... appropriately in his poem 'To A Mouse' which we are when pitched against the giants of commerce...
‘Still thou are blest, compared wi’ me!The present only toucheth thee:
But och! I backward cast my e’e,
On prospects drear!
An’forward, tho’ I canna see,
I guess an’fear!’


1 comment:

  1. I hear about this more and more. You would expect that you would get more freedom as an author in this day and age, but I see more and more books that are banned because of 'moral' reasons.... As a reader this saddens me... An author should have the freedom to write what he wants, and I as a reader should get the freedom to read what I want By deleting a book, someone actually says: what you read or write is wrong. It really makes me sad... I hope you will find the passion to write again, because there are a lot of readers that enjoy you stories, for me that is 'The Wild Side of Paddy McGuire'.