Wednesday, April 17, 2013

It isn't me, it's you....

I was reading the Kindle preview of Jack Mitchell's book "99 Blogging TRips" when I came across the a very efficient interest killer in the introduction. 

I mean, I have read some doozy introductions by authors, from explanations that the author is a prophet of God to assertions that they (as a fan fic writer) know the characters far better than the person who created them.

And then there is this:

"...there are still a review 'hate' reviews. But guess what? That's okay, because those people weren't right for the book."

He goes on to quote and rebut and criticize some specific Amazon reviews, in the book. So the first thing this book says to me is "if this book doesn't work for you, it is because you suck".


I was checking the book out because the author is actively soliciting reviews, but somehow I think I will be passing on this one.


Roger Lawrence said...

If he believes it then perhaps it gives him comfort when his book doesn't sell.Personally I'd concentrate on the few kind reviewers who actually say why a given book is wrong and perhaps consider changing it slightly.

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