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Author:  Roy [ Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:07 pm ]
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http://evie-bookish.blogspot.ca/2012/07/important-change-in-review-policy.html
An author doesn't like the fact that he was not reviewed after sending someone his book and flies to Mexico (not sure where he flew from) to see this non reveiwer and emphasize his ire. The blogger/reviewer in question turns out to be an 18 year old girl. Life's too short to read the whole page but she was probably wise not to give him a bad review if she did start his opus.

Author:  Pete [ Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:44 pm ]
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Oh dear! People seem to be increasingly losing the plot.

Author:  Roy [ Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:16 pm ]
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Sounds like a movie plot for a 'crazed author stalks the bloggers who trashed his/her novel' and uses serial killer scenes from its pages to do the business when he/she gets in striking range.

Author:  Rolnikov [ Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:26 am ]
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And he's been involved in that awful "Stop the Goodreads Bullies" site, too.

Author:  StevePalmer [ Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:19 pm ]
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People just assume they're going to make it because they believe what TV etc tells them.

Author:  Jim Steel [ Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:40 pm ]
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If we reviewed every book that gets sent to Interzone, there wouldn't be any room left for stories or artwork.

Author:  Pete [ Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:27 pm ]
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More on the "Stop the Goodreads Bullies" site, mentioned by Stephen above:-

http://www.goodreads.com/story/show/309 ... be-stalked

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/foz-meado ... b=facebook

http://www.staciakane.net/2012/07/11/avengingwtfery/

Author:  Pete [ Sat Aug 04, 2012 3:41 pm ]
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Damien Walter's thoughts on the matter of aggressive reviewing:-

http://damiengwalter.com/2012/08/03/agg ... l-with-it/

Personally I think he oversimplifies, when attributing it all to attention seeking.

Author:  StevePalmer [ Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:15 am ]
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I do think a good proportion of it is due to attention seeking.

Author:  Rolnikov [ Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:16 pm ]
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The GR Bullies thing is more about tagging than reviewing - authors who have had online meltdowns are getting mass-tagged with stuff like "will-never-read", "authors-behaving-badly", "foot-in-mouth-disease", "yeah-not-gonna-happen", "attacks-reviewers" and "abhorrent-author-behavior". Readers are getting militant and demanding to be left alone by authors. I understand the frustration of Goodreads users, given all the nonsense authors get up to on there, but it does feel rather like mob justice.

Author:  Pete [ Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:23 pm ]
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Somewhat more expensive than Fivver, but I suspect better value for money:-

http://www.richardsalter.com/2012/08/bo ... -for-sale/

*snigger* :lol:

Author:  StevePalmer [ Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:01 pm ]
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oh dear, oh dear... :roll:

Author:  Andrew Hook [ Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:14 am ]
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Very funny. No doubt some people won't read the small print and will try to take him up on the service :)

Author:  Pete [ Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:32 am ]
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I was thinking of subcontracting some of the Black Static reviews, though I'd have to go for the cheapest package :twisted:

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