Brandie Buckwine’s new book, “Fighting Faith,” was recently pulled from several digital publishers because of a decision by PayPal to ban sales of certain types of erotica from their site. PayPal is now making it clear that the ban is only to affect a narrow range of books.
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, March 15, 2012 – Brandie Buckwine has recently had several books removed from the ebook publishers she had formerly used. Fighting Faith, an erotica fiction book was removed from BookStrand because of its dubious consent scenes. In fact, BookStrand removed all titles from that publisher. Several of Buckwine’s other titles were removed from both All Romance Ebooks and Smashwords.
The reason for the recent uproar in the erotica publishing industry has been due to the influence and demands of PayPal. PayPal had demanded that certain types of erotica fiction be de-published from ebook sites in order for those publishers to maintain PayPal access.
This payment processing company is a virtual monopoly on the Internet. Without the convenient and safe payment method offered by PayPal, erotica fiction authors would have an extremely hard time selling their books online. What is more, readers would find it nearly impossible to buy them.
At first, it was rumored that PayPal was simply caving to pressure by credit card companies who did not want to be associated with this material. That story has since been called into question. Brandie Buckwine has become involved with the group BannedWriters.com. A blogger with that group, Madeline Morris, wrote Visa for an explanation.
Visa replied with a clear statement denying any involvement in the censorship. They also stated their position that it would not take action against lawful materials. Thus, the credit card company does not take a position in agreement with banning books.
PayPal’s recent ultimatum to ebook publishers mentioned books involving themes of rape, bestiality and incest. In each of these instances, the books referred to are written as pure fiction. Many of the banned books were only marginally related to these themes, involving subjects such as fantasy shape-shifters considered as bestiality and pseudo-incest put under the umbrella of incest.
PayPal is now showing a willingness to negotiate. PayPal spokesman Anuj Nayar states that PayPal is going to focus on ebooks that contain illegal images, rather than on basic fictional text. Nayar also states that PayPal uses the Miller Three-Prong Test for Obscenity outlined by the U.S. legal system as a guide to determine whether the books should be considered legal material.
What is more, PayPal has decided to work with individual publishers and authors to identify materials that would be considered obscene according to these U.S. legal standards. The company is now going to give authors and publishers a chance to respond and argue in favor of their books before they are pulled from PayPal.
At this time, Brandie Buckwine’s new Fighting Faith is still available at All Romance Ebooks. However, BookStrand has removed all independent authors and new publishers. Smashwords and Exessia Publishing were also affected by the PayPal furor. Erotica authors around the country hope that the new PayPal statements will reverse many of these decisions.
The problem of censorship may never be solved completely, but PayPal is in a position right now to make a real difference for freedom of expression. With their new attitude towards their Acceptable Use Policy, PayPal has already begun to show more understanding. Authors like Brandie Buckwine hope to see a friendlier environment for their erotica fiction in the near future.
About Brandie Buckwine:
Brandie Buckwine is an erotica fiction writer. The author began reading and writing at a very young age. She had ample time to devote to her creative interests during the time she spent traveling the world with her parents during those early years.
As an adult, Brandie has written several erotica novels and novellas. They include Fighting Faith, The First Year, The Boathouse, The Long Arm of the Law, and Crazy Emma. Brandie now lives in the central USA, and raises her three children as a single mother.
Glam Shop Girls has just had a stunning website makeover. The new website is not only beautiful. It also gives all the details needed for visitors, vendors and partners who want to attend a fun and exciting Glam Shop Event.
Houston, Texas, March 15, 2012 – Glam Shop Girls has just become the new online destination for women. The company’s brand new website is full of event announcements, a description of the business and customer testimonials. All is presented in an eye-popping style, with beautiful script and colorful backgrounds.
The website has been improved along with a change in ownership. The business is still built on the same concept, but a few changes are in the offing. New owner Azalea McKinney recently said, “Things you may notice as far as changes are the appearance of the GlamShop/Sip & Shop website, new sponsors coming onboard, and new vendors joining the masses!”
The new GlamShopGirls.com Home Page has a high quality video report describing the business and events. There you will also find full color photos of Glam Shop guests frolicking at the joyous events. A featured fashion photo graces the page as well. The Home Page is the first place vendors can go to find out how to take part in one of the company events. Vendors can also sign up themselves or a respected colleague to be considered as Vendor of the Month. On a special Vendors section under the heading of Marketing Partners, there is an FAQ list to explain the events more thoroughly.
Two types of events are advertised through the GlamShopGirls.com website. The Sip & Shop events were the first to be held. These events are monthly. In attendance is generally 15 vendors and between 100 to 150 shoppers. Because of the great response to the Sip and Shop events, Glam Shop events were born. Glam Shop events, in their 3rd year of productions, are held bi-annually on a much larger scale than their sister shop events hosting 30 to 40 Vendors and over 400 shoppers.
The Glam Shop Girls and Sip & Shop fashion events are based on the idea of a trendy party. There are tasty snacks, exhilarating alcohol-laced beverages, and hot, cutting edge fashions. At the Glam Shop parties, women also get a special Glambag filled with unique gifts and samples. Women enjoy themselves in this super-charged atmosphere of fun, shopping and pleasure.
Glam Shop vendors may exhibit and sell any of a variety of products and services. Among frequently approved vendor wares are clothing and jewelry fashions, makeup, bath and skin care products, sunglasses and adult books. Services on display run the gamut from cosmetic surgeons to educational classes.
GlamShopGirls.com is now one of the most exciting destinations of the World Wide Web. Smart, fashion-conscious women who want to find the most beautiful merchandise and services at fantastic prices will love the events. After all, savvy women really do know how to have fun.
About Glam Shop Girls:
Azalea McKinney is the new owner of Glam Shop Girls. Glam Shop hosts glamorous bi-annual fashion/lifestyle events for smart, savvy women. There are also similar but smaller Sip & Shop events every month. Azalea McKinney has been involved with Glam Shop Girls and Sip & Shop for the last two years.
Interested in its fun and profitable business model, McKinney recently took over the reins at Glam Shop Girls. Over the last several years, Azalea McKinney has developed a group of fashion-related companies including Fashionable Soles, High Heel Junkie, and Entrepreneurs in Stilettos. With an eye for fashion and a mind for business, Azalea has become a highly successful entrepreneur.
Houston, TX 77077
Searching the World Wide Web can be confusing and time-consuming. AnnaKnows.com has an easy way to eliminate the need for a search for the Houston area residents with their referral website that features businesses in a clear and easy to navigate format.
Houston, Texas, January 8, 2012 – AnnaKnows.com is making it easier for consumers to search for Houston businesses. The referral website has a growing listing of businesses in and around the area. Companies not only list buisness names and addresses, but also give a description of the services offered.
Anna Jennings, owner of AnnaKnows.com, is a wizard of networking to connect businesses with consumers. Consumers benefit from her savvy and experience with developing Internet contacts. The result is that consumers can find local businesses that will meet specific needs.
Some businesses give consumers a special treat through AnnaKnows.com. When individuals find companies on the website, many have special introductory offers. For many offers, all the consumer has to do is to mention that the information from AnnaKnows.com, and recieve a free product or service on the first visit to the company.
It is easy to find your way to the services and products needed on AnnaKnows.com referral website. A list of categories leads to individual businesses. All the information needed to contact the business is listed on the Category page. An arrow will take the user back to the Services page where she can choose a different category.
Anna Jennings goes much further than simply listing businesses for consumers to view. Individuals can use the contact form to request business referrals for specific goods and services. If an AnnaKnows.com customer wants to find a special costume for Halloween or a special entertainer for a wedding, the consumer only needs to contact AnnaKnows.com. Anna will use her networking skills to seek a solution.
AnnaKnows.com is a Houston consumer’s best friend when it comes to finding local businesses. Whether looking for an insurance agent or a skin care specialist, a photographer or a lawn care team, this website is the place to go for information and connections. AnnaKnows.com is already full of great information, and it will continue to add new businesses as word of this fantastic resource spreads.
About Anna Jennings:
Anna Jennings was born and grew up in Houston Texas. As a wife and mother, Anna looked for ways to use her business know-how while raising her family. Anna started with an altogether different business, but after working it for 5 years; she began to get requests for information. People wanted to know about the products and services she had discovered along the way. With encouragement from her husband, she began to use her connections and skills to start up AnnaKnows.com.
Anna’s goal in founding AnnaKnows.com is to help consumers and local Houston businesses make connections that are beneficial to both. She works to supply marketing and networking options for local businesses to help them grow and thrive. Anna Jennings is a genuine matchmaker for consumers and businesses.
Houston, Tx 77083
Ph # 713-398-8474
Website URL http://www.annaknows.com
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/annaknowsfanpage
Finding the right local business online from the consumers’ prospective can be difficult and tedious task. AnnaKnows.com has made that easier and offers consumers business listings and social media networking to connect consumers in the Houston area and beyond with the perfect company or service needed.
Houston, Texas, January 8, 2012 – AnnaKnows.com is making an impact on Houston companies by offering business listings and other marketing services. The website connects businesses with consumers they need to grow and thrive.
AnnaKnows.com provides marketing options that include business listings, social media contacts, event postings and top referrals for companies that sign up. Three levels of marketing packages are available, with different services at each level.
Anna Jennings, owner of AnnaKnows.com, uses networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to build online connections with businesses in many different categories. Businesses can benefit from the services because the website attracts a great number of interested consumers.
Anna said, “AnnaKnows.com is connected to thousands of local consumers ages 25-45.”
Choosing to place a business listing on AnnaKnows.com, then, is an excellent strategic move if your target audience is in that age group. The rest of the services AnnaKnows.com offers can bring in that 25-45 year-old demographic even more, through the social media sites.
Anna also says, “We want to promote your business on purpose.”
Consumers who want to look for a new business may not know where to turn. However, once they connect with AnnaKnows.com, the website can pave the way for listed businesses. Enrolling in the services there will not only put a company on the vast, impersonal Internet. It will also introduce them to the local audience in a friendly way.
Businesses can put descriptions of their businesses on the listings. They can use these blocks of text to tell consumers what is special about their company and why customers like to use their products and services. They can also include a special offer for people who visit the AnnaKnows.com site.
One of the aspects of AnnaKnows.com that Anna Jennings is cautious of is keeping her prices affordable. She knows from her experience as an entrepreneur that advertising budgets can be tight, and she wants to keep AnnaKnows.com as a low-cost alternative with a huge impact on the business profits of the companies it serves.
AnnaKnows.com is a valuable website for businesses that want to reach a new audience. It has many ways to connect with consumers, and it is an attractive and easy-to-navigate site. Companies that use AnnaKnows.com will be treated to the premier Houston referral website on the Internet today.
About Anna Jennings:
Houston is the birthplace and home of Anna Jennings, owner and founder of AnnaKnows.com. Anna was working on a business over a 5-year period, when she began to hear questions from her contacts. They wanted to know about her knowledge of products and services. Anna wanted to use all the connections and information she had gathered. She started right away, with enthusiastic support from her husband, and created AnnaKnows.com.
Anna sees her website as a resource for both consumers and businesses in the greater Houston area. She wants to supply helpful marketing programs for local businesses, while providing consumers with the information they seek. AnnaKnows.com is already a bountiful resource, and it is sure to grow and expand in the upcoming months. The company motto is: Dedicated to connecting the Consumer to the Business Owner.
Houston, Tx 77083
Ph # 713-398-8474
Did someone say free coffee? Article Write Up is saying just that for a lucky winner, with their free coffee giveaway running from now through January 12, 2012. The featured prize will be acid-free Tyler’s coffee compliments of Tyler’s Coffee.
Wisconsin, USA, Jan. 6, 2012 ~ ArticleWriteUp.com (AWU) is hosting a special event on their blog during the next few days. Now through January 12, 2012 at 12 a.m. EST. sign up for their coffee giveaway compliments of Tyler’s Coffee. A lucky winner chosen by Rafflecopter will receive free Tyler’s Coffee.
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