Okay, so I’m sure you’ve all read about the author meltdown that was all over the internet yesterday. Suffice to say this woman has ruined her career and if she does want to publish, will have to go under a different name. It’s a shame because a reaction like hers where she tells commenters not once, but twice to “fuck off”, you have wonder where it came from. As one commenter pointed out, there may have been other issues behind the scenes we didn’t know about. It doesn’t excuse her behavior, but . . . something to think about.
Something else floating around was what this was going to do to the reputation of self-publishing. Despite some bloggers saying this was the reason they don’t review self-pub or they wouldn’t be starting, I think we’ll be okay.
This is one author getting a lot of attention NOW. But burning this hot will die out as fast as it started. Sure, certain people will be turned off from self-pub, but not EVERYONE. Certainly not enough to significantly affect anyone’s career. Because for every unprofessional author there’s a Kait Nolan, a Zoe Winters and a Susan Bischoff to name a few who are so professional, most readers won’t know they’re reading a self-pubbed author. They’re working on the same level as NY. Besides these talented ladies, authors like Amy Rose Davis and L.M. Stull are set to do big things in the writing world.
Simply put, the pros may be outnumbered by the rest, but they are mighty and will persevere. So, relax folks. Keep writing, we’ll be fine.
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