Comments: 34
Spare Ammo 9 years ago
Or the stupidity level.
Debbie's Spurts 9 years ago
Oh my, and those poor, poor readers who "need to read the book" that are so feeble minded they'll not do something they "need" to do because reviewer said they got the book free. Pity them, pity them, for they "need" to read the book.

What the hell is this book? Is this some suddenly published instead of free tax instructions from the IRS--when the hell did hose laws change where we can't just get such things free from government? It cannot be a required reading text book because those get sales already just by being required reading. So why would someone "need" to read it? And if a "need" read, why bother with reviews since sales ... mind boggles.

Must be one amazing book or one outrageous cover price to risk felonies to get for free.
Debbie's Spurts 9 years ago
Why do I suspect this book is likely available for kindle for 99ยข to $2.99? Or free via Unlimited or KOLl borrow? The under $3 to get without conditions versus hours spent to get free for author are just not a good trade off (never mind risking thousands in fines and legal fees if FTC steps in or losing accounts on my review sites). If I wanted to read it, I'd just borrow or buy the dang thing.
Spare Ammo 9 years ago
And not worth it even if it's free.
Spare Ammo 9 years ago
Thanks, I felt the need to vent a little and now I can since I got my replacement laptop known affectionately as The Beast.
9 years ago
This post is epic! Great post!!!
Spare Ammo 9 years ago
Thank you, I have these little moments. ;)
9 years ago
Honestly, I thought the author letter was a joke at first. I wish it was, it'd be clever. Instead we're left with this total um what?! moment. Lol
I had an author send me an email over a book I had promised to review. I tried to be nice and send her a message telling her I didn't think I was the best person to review her book. She pushed and pushed and got mean. When I did review it she was pissed. After many personal insults, the last comment to me was basically that she had spent money on the postage to send me the book, and the least I could have done was write a favorable review. I had even offered to let a friend try the book to see if she liked it. The author's response to that was that the book was sent to me, not my friend.
Spare Ammo 9 years ago
Stupidity runs rampant.
Debbie's Spurts 9 years ago
Don't insults always work? *snark*
Angela 9 years ago
Anyone any idea who the author is?
Spare Ammo 9 years ago
I haven't seen anyone claiming they know.
Darth Pedant 9 years ago
I followed a trail of breadcrumbs and I think I've figured it out. I don't want to say who I think it is in case I'm wrong, but if I'm right, it's no one I've ever heard of before. Which is apparently part of the author's marketing woes. Heh.
I cringed so hard. I'm going to be cringing for 59 years.
9 years ago
Way to put the Beast to work! And this author is a douchenozzle.
It's a Mad Mad World 9 years ago
This is probably the most stupid and insulting mail I have seen from an author. I get a mail now and then from authors, but at least they don't tell me a bunch of rules for reading there books. Well there was that one on good reads that wanted me to buy his/her book and then review it...
Debbie's Spurts 9 years ago
Lucky you. I have been told by authors how I am supposed to read their books, including how I wasn't allowed to be bothered by errors/issues they clearly knew were there and that I needed to be more generous with indie books than with traditionally published books because blah blah blah (hey, sure if a beta read but if your book is published it's published dude). And my least favorite calling me a bully in review space because clearly I read the book wrong if I even read it at all and I probably stole it to boot and was evil reviewer hiding under screen name (this back when I reviewed on Amazon under my real name with a "verified purchase" icon right on that review). Which was still better than the author attacking me over a five star review for not putting in the keywords his website mentioned as agreed to (months later that one did apologize on a different review because confused me with the "Debbie" he had paid to promote his book and he hoped to get the now removed five star rating back...)
9 years ago
"Please unsubscribe me from your list as I only write reviews based on my honest opinion."
I already saw and commented on the screenshot on Scarlet's post, but is it OK to reblog yours in its entirety?
Spare Ammo 9 years ago
Sure, anytime. THanks.
Thanks, in turn.
BrokenTune 9 years ago
Hahahahaha....."May you never grow up?" WTF????

Not that this is the only issue with the letter, but it broke me.
Oh, the irony -- on so many levels, re: that one sentence alone.
Spare Ammo 9 years ago
I'm quite fond of "Pretty please. ;)"
BrokenTune 9 years ago
"Pretty please" topped the list until I reached the "May never grow up" part. ;)
Debbie's Spurts 9 years ago
What customer cares if author gets removed from other sites for whatever reasons (well, okay, for plagiarism or attacking customers is something we need to know about)? Do we care that author needs a 4-star average rating (knowing full well on goodreads 2-stars is average and on Amazon 3-stars is average) in order to use the promotion sites they want to use? Do we care that the promotion sites set criteria like that because they are leery of all the self-publishing authors and of risking losing their subscribers (the reason they are desired promo sites int he first place) by promoting an endless parade of bad books?
125Pages 9 years ago
Wow! That is just crazy. I would never review from an author who sent me an email like this. Gives a bad rap to indie authors- some of whom are great to work with and are really talented. What a turn off.