In protest against claims that Borders will be trashing books, instead of donating them to the less fortunate, I will not be posting a novel preview this week — even though I’ve written at least a couple thousand words worth of a new chapter.
A link to the article claiming so, can be found here: www.inhabitat.com
This is all, obviously, the result of greedy corporations. Something I believe we’re all very familiar with in this day and age.
So really, if it’s cheaper to toss out a huge collection of books, instead of donating them to, say, children or our soldiers, that’s the path you’d rather take?
Gimme a break people. Writers and Authors, alike, work hard to spin these tales. Whether it be non-fiction that involves some real life interest or science fiction involving a trip to a distant planet — these aren’t things that most would consider trash, in fact, it’s an insult to those that have worked their pencils, pens and fingers to the bone.
To combat this, I am asking that anyone that regularly reads this blog, join the FaceBook group — Tell BORDERS: DO NOT DUMPSTER BOOKS — and show your support. Who knows, maybe it’ll make a difference, maybe it won’t.
I do know one thing though. If nothing is done, as history has always told, those that would triumph over us will continue to do so.
Support literature, writers and creativity. That’s all I ask.