Monday, 27 March 2017

Authors Behaving Badly

I just love reading about Authors Behaving Badly! I spent all day today just looking at authors becoming unhinged over a one star review online and doing themselves no favours at all. This is Indie author Devon Saccoccio and his fight with a reviewer. This could keep you entertained for a while. And this is why only friends get to comment on my Goodreads reviews...

For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul?

At the core of this tale is a love story that spans a lifetime, wrapped in a gritty, epic, real man's fantasy that anyone can sink his or her teeth into. It is a beacon of truth in an enslaved world suffering from moral relativism and willful ignorance in the presence of Knowledge.

For the mature fans of Harry Potter, A Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, Elder Scrolls, Legend of Zelda, Guild Wars, World of Warcraft, Fable, and Dragon Age, The Tale of Onora follows the journey of a young orphan after his village is destroyed and he is forced to grow up in a dangerous world. As he navigates through different walks of life, he begins to uncover a conspiracy as to why his village was destroyed. Before he can put the pieces together, his fate is sealed by a terrible war. In the storm of chaos that follows, his actions turn him into a legendary hero. The more renowned he gets, the closer the source of evil is drawn to him. The more he fights for the truth, the more of an outlaw he becomes. In Book One, a boy at the brink of adulthood travels beyond the ruins of an ancient elven city, to The Crown of The World in the far north. It is there where he meets his father for the first time, in search of the answers and reasons his mother refuses to discuss. At the risk of his life, he learns that finding the truth requires knowing The Tale of Onora.


I found this at http://tymberdalton.com/writer-beware-sigh-badly-behaving-authors-wtf-edition/ where you can read the whole message exchange, his fights on other reviews and his offer of signed books in exchange for five star reviews. I loved reading this whole story and hope you do too!
 

12 comments:

  1. Urgh, bullying authors make me so mad. Just this week an author exploded over a 1 star review I gave her book, and it wasn't a nice experience. I'm just glad it's over now.

    Great post :)

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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    1. Ugh. You always get a handful of authors or their fans who suck the joy out of reading for you.

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  2. This was just the lunchtime distraction I needed. Man, authors like this should be ashamed of themselves. Even when I don't like books and give them low ratings, I don't become mean about it but with a response and reaction like this, all bets would be off. I don't understand why some people thing they can buy good reviews or that people don't have a write to not like their works. If you can't handle criticism and have to be liked all the time, don't become a public persona. Thanks for posting this!

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    1. He got just a little over the top didn't he? I don't fancy his chances in the industry especially when he appeared to be almost threatening the NYT over a review they will never write about him! Barmy stuff!

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  3. I will never understand why authors do this. Not everyone is going to like a book. Negative feedback is going to happen.

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    1. I entertained by dad with this story for half an hour yesterday. Bizarre! I've never had any unhinged authors come after me, just a few irate book fans who don't agree with me.

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  4. yup it must be definitely a hard lesson to learn but an important one: NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER argue with a reviewer!

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    1. I've seen some crazy things online but this guy just wasn't facing reality.

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  5. This is amazing. How did I not know about this before? Wow, just, wow

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    1. It boggles the mind doesn't it! I couldn't believe some of the things he was coming out with!

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  6. This sort of thing seems to come in waves and also seems to have calmed a bit since that STGRB site closed up shop, thankfully. It always amazes me when an author creates a scene such as this.

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    1. Authors are never going to win with things like this. I understand their frustration over the unfair nasty reviews that get personal but most of us are just trying to truthfully share our experiences with a book to help other readers make informed decisions.

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