Hey Bus Full of Yarn Readers, I know this is a blog about knitting, but we read, we are smart. I thought you may be interested in the ‘pay for review’ portion of this article. Maura
Up until a few months ago, I didn’t realise there was a seedy underbelly to publishing. But all of a sudden, I can’t seem to look anywhere without turning up odd or unpleasant behaviour from authors, publishers, or other members of the writing community. It’s actually got to the point that my husband asks me of an evening, “So, what’s the controversy today?”
“So, what is the controversy today?” I hear you ask.
First, let me run through some of the more recent incidents, just in case you missed them.
Wherein a group of authors sick of being “bullied” by reviewers on GoodReads (who had the nerve to give less than 5 star ratings) start their own website and reveal the real identities and contact information of those reviewers in a clear effort to encourage abusive retribution.
Wherein a group of vigilante authors use Twitter and DMCA…
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