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Patti Davis, Reagan's Daughter, Publishes Lesbian Novel

Postby ElaineB » 04 Apr 2013, 23:57

The 60-year-old Davis couldn't find a publisher to distribute the book, so she self-published it as an e-book

Not sure what her age has to do with it, but she's never heard of Bold Strokes Books? lol
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Re: Patti Davis, Reagan's Daughter, Publishes Lesbian Novel

Postby Baker » 05 Apr 2013, 06:27

lol
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Re: Patti Davis, Reagan's Daughter, Publishes Lesbian Novel

Postby wildlx » 05 Apr 2013, 07:44

lol
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Re: Patti Davis, Reagan's Daughter, Publishes Lesbian Novel

Postby FranW » 05 Apr 2013, 10:44

There's a world of difference between "couldn't find a publisher to distribute the book because it had lesbian content" and "couldn't find a publisher to distribute the book because it was a piece of crap".
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Re: Patti Davis, Reagan's Daughter, Publishes Lesbian Novel

Postby wildlx » 05 Apr 2013, 12:01

True. But IMO both situations are irrelevant when it comes to Bold Strokes Books. They've published good books but they also publish a lot of crap with lesbian content. Mind you this is shared with other lesfic publishers.
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Re: Patti Davis, Reagan's Daughter, Publishes Lesbian Novel

Postby FranW » 05 Apr 2013, 13:21

While I agree that the quality of BSB (and other presses') books is variable, there really is a world of difference between the worst BSB book and unpublishable slush.

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Re: Patti Davis, Reagan's Daughter, Publishes Lesbian Novel

Postby wildlx » 05 Apr 2013, 21:58

Wow. What keywords are you using in google to find stuff like that? That makes some of the stuff in the Academy and the Atheneum look like literature ;-).
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Re: Patti Davis, Reagan's Daughter, Publishes Lesbian Novel

Postby Baker » 06 Apr 2013, 07:49

Brain bleach! Stat!

Okay, Wild, think this one through. There are plenty of people in the world who think that if someone--anyone--can do something, then that means they can do it just as well. There are lots of people in the world who can read and write. Lots of them have keyboards. What do you think is going to happen? (There is a reason vanity publishing is a lucrative, thriving industry.)

Back to the OP. No matter even if the book was trite, dreadful, self-serving, or semi-literate, are you telling me that a lesfic publisher wouldn't love to get "A book by Reagen's daughter!!!!" into their catalogue and publicity material?
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Re: Patti Davis, Reagan's Daughter, Publishes Lesbian Novel

Postby FranW » 06 Apr 2013, 08:05

wildlx wrote:Wow. What keywords are you using in google to find stuff like that? That makes some of the stuff in the Academy and the Atheneum look like literature ;-).

"lesbian" and "wattpad"
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Re: Patti Davis, Reagan's Daughter, Publishes Lesbian Novel

Postby Proofrdr » 06 Apr 2013, 11:45

Just today, I learned an odd but somewhat related fact to this thread. The Reagans, unlike the current crop of Repubs, were gay friendly. They had a lesbian couple care for Patti and brother Ron when they were young.
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