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Posts Tagged ‘Jack Daniel’s’

Man Booker Longlist Samples & Hunger Games Flowchart: Top Stories of the Week

For your weekend reading pleasure, here are our top stories of the week, including self-published bestsellers, Jack Daniel’s cease-and-desist and The Hunger Games flowchart (embedded above)

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1. Hunger Games Flowchart
2. Self-Published Bestseller List
2. The Dark Knight Rises Spoilers Released
3. SoundCloud Advice for Writers
4. Encyclopedia Brown Author Donald J. Sobol Has Died
5. The Lost History of Fifty Shades of Grey
6. Jack Daniel’s Sends Author ‘Most Polite Cease & Desist Ever Written’
7. Free Samples of the 2012 Man Booker Longlist
8. How a Charles Dickens Novel Inspired The Dark Knight Rises
9. The Writer Magazine to Go on Hiatus After 125 Years
10. Cracked Looking for Writers

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Jack Daniel’s Sends Author ‘Most Polite Cease & Desist Ever Written’

Louisville, Kentucky-based author Patrick Weinsink received a cease and desist letter from Jack Daniel’s Properties this week, telling the author that his cover art for Broken Piano for President “closely mimics the style and distinctive elements of JACK DANIEL’S trademarks.”

Weinsink shared the letter on his blog, in which Jack Daniel’s trademark attorney Christy Susman wrote: “We are certainly flattered by your affection for the brands, but while we can appreciate the pop culture appeal of Jack Daniel’s, we also have to be diligent to ensure that the Jack Daniel’s trademarks are used correctly.”

Susman asked Wensink to change the cover design and even offered to help pay for the new design. In his post, the author wondered if this may be “the most polite cease and desist ever written.”

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