Comments: 14
BrokenTune 5 years ago
Oh, wow. Who is even insane enough to want to have anything to do with that p***k, never mind read or promote his stuff?!?!?!?
Bark at the Ghouls 5 years ago
I don't get how these people think treating FANS this way is any sort of ok. The world has simply fallen off a cliff.
BrokenTune 5 years ago
Fans or no fans, I don't get how this guy thinks that ANYONE should put his (i.e. this guy's) family and his income over their own family. Seriously, what a f***wit!
Jesus, what an entitled a$$hole.
Bark at the Ghouls 5 years ago
I mean, seriously ...
5 years ago
Wow, this person sounds like a real ass. To talk to people they want to keep as their fans with that lack of respect.It's mind boggling!!!!
Oh good grief. Just hire some reviewers and PR people already. Fans aren't free labor.
Jennifer's Books 5 years ago
I am...that's...I don't even know how to respond to that level of asshattery.
Murder by Death 5 years ago
Sorry, I'm laughing at this, because it's so beyond anything that resembles sane. I mean, this is a temper tantrum of such epic proportions, it's comic. How tiny is the box this asshat lives in for him to think that this adolescent snit isn't akin to taking a flamethrower at whatever career he has? He cannot possibly imagine anybody is going to read that ("real" fan or not) and find it a reasonable and rational response.

otoh, if an author sets one of these things up ('crews' 'clubs' whatever), that author has the right to set the boundaries, and the right to re-set those boundaries if needed. Poking a stick at the author in the form of arguing with them about the rules or changes to the rules is also, after a point, irrational behaviour and not the done thing.

Don't get me wrong - this author is a complete asshole and an idiot to have responded to any provocation this way; but it's also fairly immature on the part of whomever it was that provoked this childish response. If the new 'rules' are distasteful; drop the author and find a new one. They're a dime a dozen.
This setting up of clubs/crews by authors is just so weird to me. I don't remember when I started noticing it, and it seems very tied to Goodreads since it's a platform that encourages that kind of interaction. But really, if you have to rally supporters around you to defend and advertise your writing... it just seems like the author is really insecure.
Murder by Death 5 years ago
It seems to be a popular movement in the cozy genre, as I've been invited to join at least a dozen of them. The concept felt off to me from the start; dare I say it had a whiff of an Amway/cultish vibe to it, and I've stayed well away.
Bookish Blerd 5 years ago
What a piece of work!
Midu Reads 5 years ago