I've been following #Cockygate since the story broke back in early May. I wasn't going to write a blog post about it, but due to quite a few people asking me for updates inside a number of Facebook groups, I decided a blog post would be the easiest way for me to keep track of what's going on, instead of me posting the same information in a variety of places. #cockygate#faleenahopkins#legal#trademark https://drafteditpublish.com/cockygate-a-breakdown/
Hey Romance World! So, we are doing a thing in light of #COCKYGATE ... This limited time t-shirt is available for purchase for $18 (US shipping included), sizes SM-6XL. White only. Profits from sales of this tee will go to those Indie Authors who are being forced to rename their works and possibly have to re-do merchandise, cover designs, and much more. Spread the new, spread it far. I'll try to get these on my website for easier ordering, but orders can be placed by emailing email@example.com.
Also, if you are an Indie Author who has received noticed of legal action from Faleena Hopkins, please send an email so you can be added to the distribution of funds list.
About the Tee: 100% Original Design. 100% Heavyweight Cotton. Durable, lasting vinyl design pressed by hand. Unisex sizing. In an effort to keep costs low to allow for more profit distribution to those Indie Authors impacted by #COCKYGATE , we will not be allowing custom colors or shirt styles for this particular item. #faleenahopkins#bibliophile#supportindies
⭐️⭐️POLL ON MY IG PAGE⭐️⭐️ Major uproar in the Indie community this week. For those of y’all that don’t know, a successful Indie author has trademarked a word. Faleena Hopkins has made it legally difficult for any other author to use the word, COCKY in any book title—past or present. If you already have a book with that word in the title, you’ll need to spend your own money to change the title, buy a new book cover, and scrap any marketing materials you’ve already paid for. Hopkins tweeted that she feels for an author to rebrand a book isn’t a big deal. She’s also made tweets about her trademark decision, stating that it’s to protect her fans who mistakenly buy other books, thinking they are buying one authored from her. Honestly, that had me scratching my head, because don’t you double check the title AND author before buying a book? ⭐️My opinion... I think this risk was a gamble she had some ovaries to go for. I commend her for thinking outside the proverbial box. However, I also think it was a gamble that, in the long run, won’t pay off. Indie authors have SO MANY roadblocks to begin with, and now we have a clock-block, as well. I think she’s opened the door for people with unlimited funds to monopolize the alphabet, the dictionary, and the thesaurus. Can we please just stay in our own lanes? There are PLENTY of readers, PLENTY of money for all of us to make. This stunt is douchery at its finest. What do y’all think? #faleenahopkins#cockblock#cocky#trademark#booktitles#indieauthor#indieauthorsofinstagram
So @faleenahopkins is trying to trademark not copyright the word #cocky .... that also clearly does not apply... the word cocky and it’s commonly used definition by romance/erotica writers began long before book one in her series in June of 2016. Also on the cover of said book there is no trademark symbol. Therefor it is my understanding that another author clearly can use this word. If she obtains a trademark by a massive miracle, I would assume it would pertain to the use of the word moving forward.#crazyassshit#fiftyshadesoftwilight#itsaword#shedidnotcreateit#faleenahopkins#boycott
Y’all I love Indie Authors! My favorite thing to do is review lesser known authors and send some love their way. I don’t do negative reviews because I like building people up.. not ripping them down. However what’s going on in the indie world right now is bullshit.. make the choice that’s right for you but I can tell you with certainty that Faleena Hopkins is permanently on my #ntbr (never to be read) list.. #byefaleena#youreAvillian#notnice#notok#cocky#whatabitch#faleenahopkins
When your favorite author sends you a gorgeous card in the mail with some amazing character bookmarks..... You can't help but have a brief fan girl moment... 😆😄 Thank you so incredibly much @faleenahopkins! I absolutely love everything!! And how perfect is that card?!😍😍 So gorgeous!! Mad props to whomever made it. Also, what you had to say hit home immensely and I appreciate it more than words could express. Thank you with my whole heart! You really are an amazing person! 🤗 And with that, I cannot wait to see who's book is next!!! Happy writing!❤️❤️ #FightWithLight#LiveWithLight#FavoriteAuthor#FaleenaHopkins#CockerBrothersOfAtlanta#CockySeries#Love#FanGirlMoment#ItsTheLittleThingsInLife
From NYC via Atlanta via Los Angeles, Faleena Hopkins has been dedicated to Pinebox and the role of Debbie the waitress. She’s not only a talented actor but also a best-selling author. She writes steamy romance with a lot of humor and a ton of heart. Her “Cocker Brothers of Atlanta” series has sold over 275,000 copies and is an Amazon Kindle All-Star.
The character of Debbie needed to be the nurturing soul looking out for Merle. She’s able to see the heart within his peculiar personality. Well, that’s Faleena to the core. And we’re incredibly happy to have her as part of this film. Thank you, Faleena. (but don’t get too cocky.) :) #FaleenaHopkins#NYC#Atlanta#LosAngeles#PineboxShortFilm#RomanceNovelist#CockerBrothers#CockerBrothersofAtlanta#AmazonKindle#SupportIndieFilm
“ @faleenahopkins Has Went Beyond All Expectations To Create A Beautiful Story That Will Stay In Your Heart ❤️ Forever”
I think you'll enjoy my review of Cocky Rebel: Sofia Cocker. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2153867291
Her #1 Cocker Fan!! 🌺🌸🌺 #cockybookaddic beautiful cover @tinabrady #faleenahopkins#cockyrebel
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Every day I run. From the past. The ghosts. My future.
I need the silence. But what I DON'T need is a Prius so quiet I don't hear it coming. How many times have I carried the wounded? Too many. But this one's got an attitude and thinks I kidnapped her, which I sure as hell didn't. She gets the clue, but still gives me flack. Sure do love to get a rise out of Meagan.
And when I find out she's boning her boss, well, I decide to have some fun. It'll be the first I've had in years...until it gets serious.
I have to get to work or Bryan will kill me. That's him calling now. Oh sh*t! My phone fell!
Reaching for it, I veer left and come up to discover I'm about to hit a gorgeous jogger and his huge black dog. Turn the wheel too fast and suddenly I've got a concussion and a screaming lover who wants to know why I'm not showing up to work on time with the big grand opening looming over our heads.
How can I balance everything life throws at me now that two guys are taking up all my time?
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We descendants of six notorious brothers are a close knit group, because we have to protect each other. People want to be of your friends, our lovers, for the wrong reasons... for what we can do for them. What they can take from us. And sometimes snakes wear masks.
Every man I've dated in this city has either bored me or hurt me.
So when my cousin, Sofia Sol, offers me a ride on the back of her Harley with no destination in mind besides out-of-Atlanta, can you blame me for saying yes?
Life doesn't always give you what you want. You have to take it. Two years ago I lost a fight that cost me my Champion title. Now's my chance to turn the tide.
I don't know who the Cocker family is. Florida doesn't give a damn what happens in any other state. So when I spot Hannah Cocker for the first time, I don't know she's semi-famous, and I don't care. All I'm thinking is, how can I make that beautiful woman's sadness disappear? I'm not good enough to be her forever, but I sure can give her one hell of a ride tonight.