Just a brief update on this whole idiotic Ink(stain) business. It’s hard to believe, after unsubscribing from all their “updates”, asking them to delete my profile, telling them to stop bothering me here on WP and unfollowing the blighters on Twitter, I was forced to report them to Google as spam, because the platform kept forcing through email messages.
After a couple of weeks of peace, this week I found yet another email had been forced through. Each time they are using different people’s names to “update” me on stuff going on at their site. Again, I reported the email as spam, unopened and unread, naturally.
Frankly, you have to ask yourself what kind of “business” this is, when people who wish to leave the site are subjected to this nonsense? My “offence” consisted merely of deciding that it was not the right place for my writing. Since when is it a crime to ask a publishing platform to delete your profile and respect your “unsubscribe” wishes?
Instead of wasting my time with a site that doesn’t provide me with any writerly satisfaction (or indeed royalties for my work), I’ve been busy putting together my “Little Book of Halloween”, just about finishing the second (long) short story for it. I have a few more fact files to write up, but all the illustrations are done and I’m just about ready to put everything together to publish on a NICE and PROPER ebook publishing platform where trolls of any kind are weeded out immediately by those who run the site.
I know, it’s rather late in the day to publish a book about Halloween, but I got “side-tracked” by client work and held up by the fact that my illustrator, whose idea this book was in the first place, suddenly got so busy in her day job, I had to do all the illustrations myself. Not that they could rival in any way what Sarah Chipperfield would have conjured up out of her illustrator’s cauldron.