A title wave of entitlement sweeps social media!

What a difference a week makes! In last week’s blog, I mentioned how I downsized my involvement with Facebook due to time constraints and lackluster book sales from posting ads. Although the parameters haven’t changed, I’m b-a-c-k to keep abreast of what is trending in the Indie industry, and maintaining ties within the Indie community.

Lo and behold—the latest example of outrageous behavior perpetrated by an Indie author under the nomenclature of “egomania” has surfaced as “Cockygate”: an author registered a trademark for the word “cocky” in book titles.

Without getting into the domino effect the controversy has created—maybe I’m being cocky, but I can’t imagine using that word or any derivative in a book title, let alone claiming it for my brand and impinging on other authors’ freedom to use the word “cocky” if they so choose in their book title.


As with most egomaniacal acts perpetrated against the Indie community at large, there’s a huge backlash against the outrageous originator who ducks under fire and flees the social media scene.

Not the first or last outrageous act wielded by a fellow Indie, most of us are courageous. We’re in it for the long haul, day in and day out, through the thick and thin of book sales. For most, becoming a successful author is based on pride rather than predation. I’m cocksure of it!

Authors Den: http://www.authorsden.com/evapasco

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1270775.Eva_Pasco

Eva Pasco’s Amazon Page: http://www.amazon.com/author/evapasco

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