Comments: 16
What's HWA? I'm not a FB person...
Bark at the Ghouls 7 years ago
Horror writers association. You can see their letter on their website here:
Familiar Diversions 7 years ago
Scanning the comments, so far I like Michaelbrent Collings.
nospin 7 years ago
I agree. That Catt person is to be avoided.
Bark at the Ghouls 7 years ago
There are a lot of comments. I downloaded one of his books last night.
Debbie's Spurts 7 years ago
So discouraging at the lack of outrage at demeaning bully victims and undermining anti-bullying efforts by equating being bullied with getting a perceived-as-negative rating/review on your commercial product (when review falls within site guidelines prohibiting personal attacks).

*sigh* another potentially good list of authors to add to my "do-not-review so they won't feel bullied" shelf. I can't keep up! (*sarcasm* as I don't usually read horror genre anyway, these are bottom priority for me.

Just so sad that crying "bully" over every bit of nasty, mean, unwanted, attacking, or whatever isolated post/review seems to be so acceptable. *gets off soapbox*
The Surly Dragon 7 years ago
I read Collings' The Colony. It was okay.
Well, they can do whatever the fuck they want to at Amazon. I don't review at Amazon and I never will now. I always get those whining emails from them asking me to "help." Fuck that.

What yall Amazon reviewers should do is boycott Amazon reviews. Then the little bitches can whine about that. Amazon can't say shit if you don't review there.
7 years ago
I'm pleased with Michaelbrent's responses. I also happen to like what I've read of his work so far.

But I'm not boycotting Amazon reviews. I'm going to continue to write them the way I've always written them and if someone doesn't like it, so be it. I won't be run off.
I can see your point. I wasn't' thinking of it being considered being run off - I was thinking that Amazon's bread and butter comes from consumer reviews and consumer assistance (like the new ask question feature).

I figured that if Amazon has less people reviewing and less people helping them do their job of selling stuff, they will come out swinging on the behalf of their customers.

Amazon isn't about little bitch ass authors getting their feelings hurt. Amazon is about their bottom line - and customer reviews are a big part of that. As long as people are still reviewing and buying with no problems...Amazon will say nothing about this author related drama as it doesn't hurt Amazon at all.
7 years ago
Oh, I see.
I have no problem with Amazon doing nothing, and that is, in fact, what I expect them to do.
It's what they have always done so far.

However, if Amazon does change its reviewing policy, then I will be out of there. Anyone looking for me wouldn't have to go too far to do so, but that little bit of anonymity my review name has gives me some sense of protection.
Bark at the Ghouls 7 years ago
I was just pleased to see Rocky answer one question that had been bothering me. That question being were all 1100 members in agreement? And that answer is no, some members weren't aware this was going on until the letter was posted on HWA's website. I figured that was the case when he continually repeated that "the board" unanimously agreed.
nospin 7 years ago
Is there a list of board members?
Debbie's Spurts 7 years ago
I also did not like that the posted letter was always closed to comments. Outside of the presumably majority agreement by board members, I never saw where members were being allowed to discuss or vote.
Abandoned by user 7 years ago
I took down all of my amazon reviews posted in the last decade. I'm now reviewer 14m or something like that. I left up a few old reviews, although I'll probably get those taken down in the next month or so.