Monday, January 20, 2014
Manners, first impressions and book sales!
Let us chat a bit. So a week ago I received an email from an author. It is the same ole-same old. I am a new author….. My reply -- I do not take new review books at this time, however since your book is a short I will make an exception. Please forward it to me in mobi or Kindle format using this email address please. [NOTE MY USE OF THE WORD PLEASE.....] Kind regard……you get the picture. So 72 hours later I receive another email from the same author. No reply. Not a word. He simply used my reply to add a copy of his book. Not a Hallo, not a thank you not a word. So guess what? I finished reading his book now. It was REAALLLLY Short so it did not take long. It is also in the horror genre but ……… and here it comes. I did not like the book and I am sure my dislike of the book has nothing to do with the authors writing and EVERYTHING to do with his abysmal lack of good manners. Being who I am, I read a lot of status updates, I receive lots of PM's from authors and I keep hearing -- oh whoa me. This or that reviewer was mean to me. They took me on personally. They act as if the fact that my book is not edited is a sin…..