Holy crap, you guys! This week author/blogger/jealous hater Jenny Trout has kindly agreed to sit in and discuss some old-ass author drama that still strikes fear in the hearts of young bloggers everywhere: The YA Mafia. Who’s ready to get blacklisted from the publishing industry? We are!
Also in this episode: tangents, loud dogs (sorry!), the pitch for Jenny Trout’s new bitchin’ web series, a very serious discussion about British classism, and Buffy parody porn.
This is a semi-sequel/prequel to our Author-Reader Interaction episode, so you may be interested in going back and giving that one a listen first. BUT it’s not required.
So what do you guys think? Which is worse, authors passive-aggressively threatening readers, or Buffy/Giles? It’s kind of a tie for me.
- Inverarity’s YA Mafia Roundup
This is the article we used to wrangle up most of our relevant links
- Becca Fitzpatrick’s “Be Nice”
- Maggie Stiefvater’s Sparkle Project comments
- Screencaps of Kiera Cass & her agent’s Twitter conversation
- Maggie Stiefvater’s “The Only Thing I’m Going to Say About Bloggers in 2012”
This is the “reviews can only be academic papers” article Jenny referenced, and it WAS the same drama-generating post I remembered, as well. The original post was deleted (mmm-hmmmmmmm), but thanks to the Wayback Machine, you can still read it in full!
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Theme music is Overnight, by Aya.
WARNING: NSFW! Mature audiences only! Contains salty language, subversive ideas, industry-challenging discussions, and nuts.