#Read about Guest #Author Gretchen Grossman

Gretchen Grossman, whose memoir Ring Around the Rosary I gave a five-star review and a “Connie’s Pick” recommendation, has provided some information about herself and her life on Chris The Story Reading Ape’s blog. Meet the author and find out how she came to write her memoir by reading the post. (Lots of interesting pictures are included.)

If you haven’t already read the book, you’ll want to after reading this article!

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

0064My name is Gretchen Grossman Mobley. I wrote Ring Around The Rosary, The Memoir Of A Girl, A Nun, A Wife, And A Mother.

I used the name Gretchen Grossman on my memoir cover because I didn’t necessarily want former students reading my book. Also I recognized that the alliteration of my maiden name looked attractive on the cover. 

I taught school in inner-city Chicago and several other smaller cities. I taught in private, parochial, public, and magnet schools, preschool through 8th grade but mostly 6th grade, everything from ESL to art, music, humanities, and the regular curriculum. Such a tremendous amount of labor, I was pretty much like a workhorse, but a happy workhorse. Still, I’m surprised I survived. 

I knew that students loved performance art and because I’m a kid at heart I too love performance art. Since it was critical for me to be happy every single day…

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Congratulations #Authors – One battle won against #Copyright #Infringement – UPDATE…

For information on Copyright Law in the U.S.A., visit Copyright Law of the United States of America.

This is an update from my post of March 2nd, 2015.

Congratulations to everyone who reblogged, Tweeted, or otherwise shared the information about this piracy site, thus enabling authors whose books were on the site to have it shut down by Facebook.

Special thanks to Susan Toy for alerting authors to the problem, Chris TSRA for sharing it with his army of followers and providing this update, and S.K. Nicholls for sharing the link to WHOIS and providing the following sample take down notice found in an article by Gene Quinn, a patent attorney and the founder of IPWatchdog. In it, he warns that take down notices may vary according to the offence. (It’s certainly a site worth looking at.)

SAMPLE DMCA TAKE DOWN NOTICE

My name is INSERT NAME and I am the INSERT TITLE of INSERT COMPANY NAME. A website that your company hosts (according to WHOIS information) is infringing on at least one copyright owned by my company. An article was copied onto your servers without permission. The original ARTICLE/PHOTO, to which we own the exclusive copyrights, can be found at: PROVIDE WEBSITE URL. The unauthorized and infringing copy can be found at: PROVIDE WEBSITE URL.

This letter is official notification under Section 512(c) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (”DMCA”), and I seek the removal of the aforementioned infringing material from your servers. I request that you immediately notify the infringer of this notice and inform them of their duty to remove the infringing material immediately, and notify them to cease any further posting of infringing material to your server in the future.

Please also be advised that law requires you, as a service provider, to remove or disable access to the infringing materials upon receiving this notice. Under US law a service provider, such as yourself, enjoys immunity from a copyright lawsuit provided that you act with deliberate speed to investigate and rectify ongoing copyright infringement. If service providers do not investigate and remove or disable the infringing material this immunity is lost. Therefore, in order for you to remain immune from a copyright infringement action you will need to investigate and ultimately remove or otherwise disable the infringing material from your servers with all due speed should the direct infringer, your client, not comply immediately.

I am providing this notice in good faith and with the reasonable belief that rights my company owns are being infringed. Under penalty of perjury I certify that the information contained in the notification is both true and accurate, and I have the authority to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright(s) involved.

Should you wish to discuss this with me please contact me directly.

Thank you.

/s/YOUR NAME
Address
City, State Zip
Phone
E-mail

_________________________________

For more information on Copyright Law in the U.S.A., visit Copyright Law of the United States of America. Scroll down to see Section 512–Limitations on liability relating to material online. The sample take down letter refers to Section 512(c), but not all violations will be of this type. (For a complete PDF copy of the “DMSA” click HERE)

 

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

To keep you posted after my post about CONFIRMED COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT NOTIFICATION yesterday and to let you see that you are NOT ALONE in the battle against it, here are the statistics on the post at the time of writing THIS post:

373 visitors viewed the post published at 20:12 pm last night.

TEN of them re-blogged it, thereby spreading the word FAST.

To see the all responses, look at the comments under the article HERE, however, here is a rough timeline of significant events:

At 21:56 pm, The following comment was received: 

Update: I also sent them a message through Facebook demanding they remove it. They responded:”hi ******, all book grab automatically from many source. we are apologize if your book published in our site. please contact us via http://www.e-bookdownload.net/contact-us/ with your book title list and we will remove it in 1x24hours. thanks” I informed them I…

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Give Thanks for Reading

ReadTuesday recommends thanking an author on this day of Thanksgiving in the States. It’s really easy to do on Goodreads!

ReadTuesday

ThankYou

THANK YOU

Ever read a great book? Be thankful for the author who spent years writing it.

That book grabbed your interest and entertained you. It may have communicated valuable knowledge. The story may have drawn you in. You may have fallen in love with the characters. Perhaps you became part of another world. It could be a better world, or a highly exciting world. An escape from reality. The story may have moved you.

The author may have spent years writing the book. Doing research. Learning and developing the skills needed to craft the masterpiece. Spending months searching for agents or publishers, writing query letters, or taking a huge risk by self-publishing. Marketing avidly, struggling to build a following, all to help you discover that great book.

So much time and effort perfecting a few hundred pages. All for your benefit.

This Thanksgiving, thank an author.

There are many…

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