Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christie Storm is a misinformed journalist who misinforms her readers

"Print-on-demand or 'indie' publishing . . ."

"Print-on-demand or self-published books . . ."

(from an article by Christie Storm, Assistant Religion Editor of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette,  in Arkansas Online.)

Hey, Christie:
  1. POD is not the same thing as either indie publishing or self-publishing.
  2. Indie publishing existed long before POD, and POD is used by many kinds of publishers, not just indie publishers.
  3. Self-publishing existed long before POD, and POD is used by many kinds of publishers, not just self-publishers.
  4. If you want to be taken seriously as a journalist, stop using press releases from  Author Solutions as a source of information about the book business. Don't help the company to spread self-serving misinformation. Its agenda should not be a reporter's agenda.
  5. If you want to be taken seriously as a journalist, change your name. "Christie Storm" sounds like a stripper or a porn star -- not an assitant religion editor or a winner of the Pulitzer prize.
  6. Tell your boss to hire a fact-checker.

1 comment:

  1. Hey, she's in Arkansas.

    Don't expect intelligence.

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