M. C. A. Hogarth (haikujaguar) wrote,
M. C. A. Hogarth

The Difference You’re Making

Update! Spots the Space Marine has been reinstated! Read about it here and on the EFF.

First, the good news: I am now in talks with the EFF. I’m not to say anything more on it, but this development was very heartening.

So yes, there’s that. And then there’s… there’s all of you, and it’s just… it’s totally overwhelming. My WordPress site has had almost 50,000 hits in 24 hours. The post has gotten retweets from luminaries I’ve admired all my life and been written up in at least fifteen different venues, and those are only the ones I know about (I’ve started tracking them here; feel free to add yours!). Hundreds of people have left me encouraging comments or sent me warm personal emails. When Neil Gaiman retweeted the post I put my head down on my desk and cried.

I am deeply moved by your support, and very grateful. I’ve taken the next step with that phone call, and I’ll keep you updated on that as it develops. But some of you have asked what more you can do. Here are my suggestions:

     • Keep talking! I’ve seen #spacemarine, #spacemarines and #savespacemarines hashtags on Twitter and Google+. I’m seeing personal blog posts pop up along with news articles and even humor; one of my favorite finds was at cheezburger.com! It all helps. And please, share your links with me. I’m collecting them!

     • I’ve heard that many of you are contacting Games Workshop about this issue. If you do so, I’d ask for your courtesy when engaging them; the person receiving the email/tweet might not have anything to do with the problem. I’ve worked customer service and the impotence you feel when facing an angry customer is painful.

     • Many of you have suggested I put the e-book up in some other way. You can find the e-book (all formats) on Smashwords, which allows you to sample the first 15% to see if it’s your cup of tea.

Your questions to me are accumulating faster than I can answer them personally, though I’m going to try. If I don’t manage, I just want to reiterate: thank you all. You are making a difference.

Mirrored from MCAH Online.

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