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Subject: Ellora's Cave- where good writers go bad
Date Posted: 9/29/2012 12:19 PM ET
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Sigh... yet another read of a backlist of an author I like but their Ellora's Cave stuff is just SO bad. Obviously these ladies can write- Jaci Burton, Lacey Alexander and so on. Why are the EC books all written so horribly?

Date Posted: 9/29/2012 2:19 PM ET
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I've read a few good EC books but some are pretty bad.  I notice a lot of the older ones turn up for free for a bit.

Date Posted: 9/29/2012 2:24 PM ET
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Yeah- thank god this one was a freebie

Date Posted: 9/29/2012 11:06 PM ET
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Well, I have to say that editing does make a difference.  Some of the EC books really could have used another run through. 

Date Posted: 9/30/2012 6:27 PM ET
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Some good authors got their start at Ellora's Cave (Lora Leigh, Shiloh Walker, etc.) But the quality seems to be deteriorating.

A big failing of the e-book industry, is  lack of quality editing crying

Date Posted: 10/2/2012 7:56 PM ET
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I think it's because they start off at Ellorascave and then when they get good and develope a following they get picked up by bigger publishing houses.  The EC books of some of the bigger names are probably their early stuff that just isn't as good.