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Monday, March 14, 2011

Good advice and bad English

"However, as the author of your book, only you know best what your book is about, who your target audience is and how to reach them."
  • (From Kelly Schuknecht, Director of Author Support at Outskirts Press)
Sorry Kelly. In the United States, "audience" is a SINGULAR noun. It needs an "it," not a "them."

1 comment:

  1. I have a feeling that the Outskirts Press dog is barking at me again. I recently received a comment on my review of "Sell Your Book on Amazon" in which I was accused of writing a "calculated attack" and not having credibility.

    This person is a newbie author who chose to use Sampson's book to promote it. At first, I thought she was one of Outskirts Press's go-to authors recruited to attack me. However, her book was published by CreateSpace. So far the only connection I see between her and Brent Sampson is that they both live in Colorado, about an hour drive from each other.

    I think someone asked her to attack me and to mention me in her review of "Sell Your Book on Amazon." From what I've noticed, new authors don't typically display sort of behavior online. What do you think?

    Here's the link to her comment:
    http://www.amazon.com/review/R1Q8Z3AXOUNN11/ref=cm_cd_pg_pg2?ie=UTF8&cdPage=2&asin=1432701967&store=books#wasThisHelpful

    Her review is one of the more recent ones. I haven't responded yet because I didn't want to write in anger at the time and I'm also researching more about her and her book before I do so.

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