Amazon refuses to divulge employee virus deaths; Amazon engineer quits over company’s actions; Family of child YouTube star harassed – …In The News – 05/06/20

Amazon refuses to divulge employee virus deaths; Amazon engineer quits over company’s actions; Family of child YouTube star harassed – …In The News – 05/06/20

Secrets… Amazon won’t divulge how many of its employees have died!
As coronavirus kills another Amazon worker, the company’s response is adding to employees’ fears
“The worker’s death comes as Amazon warehouse employees have raised concerns that the company isn’t doing enough to protect them from catching the coronavirus while they’re on the job.”

BRAVO!! When integrity means more than a job.
Amazon engineer quits after he ‘snapped’ when the company fired workers who called for coronavirus protections
“I quit in dismay at Amazon firing whistleblowers who were making noise about employees frightened of Covid-19,” Bray wrote in the blog post, adding that “remaining an Amazon VP would have meant, in effect, signing off on actions I despised. So I resigned.”

“Free Speech” doesn’t exist in Egypt.
Egypt says film-maker died in cell after drinking hand sanitiser
“The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies said Habash’s death was the third in 10 months among prisoners of conscience in Tora prison’s cell block number four.”

U.S. laws don’t apply overseas.
As B.C. billionaire proceeds with lawsuit against Twitter, Google loses defamation case in Australia
“…a recent court decision in Australia suggests that this legal immunity isn’t assured outside of the United States.”

Priorities change in a pandemic…
Australia’s magazine industry in crisis as Bauer Media folds seven titles
“Staff were told via Zoom that several of the magazines, believed to be InStyle, Men’s Health and Women’s Health, would cease printing until further notice.”

Really? People are going after 12 year-old YouTube stars now??
Mother of Popular YouTube Personality Sues Instagram Account Owner for Defamation
“Doe also published Smith’s address and posted photographs of her home, where Piper also resides, ‘in order to intimidate and expose plaintiff and her family to harassment and harm…,’ the suit states.”

He owns it and they need to pay for using it!
Photographer Sues Sinclair Television Group For Copyright Infringement
“The plaintiff alleges that Sinclair Television had an ‘unauthorized reproduction and public display of a copyrighted photograph of a lunar apogee and perigee.'”


7.625 STRATEGIES IN EVERY BEST-SELLER - Revised and Expanded Edition

At this moment, thousands of would-be authors are slaving away on their keyboards, dreaming of literary success. But their efforts won’t count for much. Of all those manuscripts, trade book editors will sign up only a slim fraction.

And of those titles--ones that that editors paid thousands of dollars to contract, print and publicize--an unhealthy percentage never sell enough copies to earn back their advances. Two years later, most will be out of print!

Acquisition Editor Tam Mossman shares seven essentials every book needs to stay in print, and sell!

Read more here:

90+ DAYS OF PROMOTING YOUR BOOK ONLINE: Your Book's Daily Marketing Plan by Angela Hoy and Richard Hoy

Promoting your book online should be considered at least a part-time job. Highly successful authors spend more time promoting a book than they do writing it - a lot more.

We know what you're thinking. You're an author, not a marketer. Not to worry! We have more than a decade of successful online book selling experience under our belts and we're going to teach you how to promote your book effectively online...and almost all of our techniques are FREE!

Online book promotion is not only simple but, if you have a step-by-step, day-to-day marketing plan (this book!), it can also be a very artistic endeavor, which makes it fun for creative folks like you!

Yes, online book promoting can be EASY and FUN! Let us show you how, from Day 1 through Day 90...and beyond!

Make Sure Your Marketing is Targeted at the Right Audience