For decades, romance was a tried-and-true avenue for talented, creative women to bring in some extra money. (Or, in some cases, a fucking fortune.) But the business has changed, with the proliferation of digital publishers and self-publishing options. How's one author handling it?
A New Zealand woman is selling two ghosts on TradeMe.co.nz for $1,400. She claims an exorcist trapped them in her home in July and now, "I just want to get rid of them as they scare me." [Daily Mail]
While New Zeland mom Sarah Quinlan was sleeping, her daughter Pipi, 3, logged onto the auction site TradeMe, where Sarah had been bidding on toy trucks, and bought a real mechanical digger. Sarah found an email saying she owed $20,000 NZD and contacted TradeMe, which reimbursed her. [The Guardian]