Monday, March 15, 2010

This has Got to be a Joke, right?

Read this article titled: 5 Common Self-Publishing Mistakes that Stamp Unprofessional on Your Book and How to Correct Them.

Funny how the article's author didn't seem to follow Number 3: Book Control. I take that to mean editing and proofreading, so let's play: How illiterate is this article? And yes, in case you are wondering, this came over my news feed; I shit you not.

Sometimes I think this stuff is deliberately posted to perpetuate the stigma and reinforce the belief that all self-published books are illiterate crap. Yes, if I was a conspiracy theorist, I might believe that, because nobody could be this stupid.


Anonymous said...

Failure too give me as mush of your money as possible, sos I canz stop impersonating Nigerian Bankers.

L.K. Campbell said...

First off, can someone tell the person who wrote the article that he/she consistently misuses the word "too". It should be "to" in each of those points.
If he/she is trying to accuse self-published authors of being illiterate hacks, then all I can say is, "Pot meet kettle".

DED said...

I think it's a foreign spam blog looking to cash in on popular search terms. Another page on the site was credited to a completely different author and had nothing to do with this page.

So, I guess that does make it a joke. ;)

Cheryl Anne Gardner said...

I figured as much because it didn't make any sense at all, but the issue that disturbs me most, is how this makes self-publishing look like a disgrace to someone who stumbles on that link in their news feed.

I hate highjackers.

Mick Rooney said...

I did notice this in the page footer!

"Are you ready too publish your book successfully? Get FREE instant entry too my Self Publisher’s eKit at http://www.selfpublishinghouse.internet Earma Brown, 14 yr author, book writing and publishing coach"

Even poor Jerry Simmons in a linked interview with the above author gets the 'too' treatment. Talk about taking the words out of your mouth!

Cheryl Anne Gardner said...

This is the kind of crap new Indie authors have to watch out for. I think kind of crap is worse than your standard vanity press.

Every day there is at least one "Get Rich Quick" self-publishing scam pitch that comes over my news feed. This was one of the worst I have seen.