Michael N. Marcus discusses writing, editing, publishing and sometimes other things. He often draws attention to inept publishers and writers. It's his duty and his compulsion. It's important and often funny. If you present work to the public, you must be able to withstand criticism. If your feelings get hurt easily, keep your work private. When you seek praise, you risk derision. In publishing, either produce pro-quality work by yourself or get help from qualified professionals.
Monday, February 4, 2013
Some authors, it seems, just don't give a shit about their books
is probably the least-interesting cover design of all time. Maybe the poetry in
the e-book is more stimulating than the cover. Will anyone find out? The typing, spelling and grammar inside the book are probably the worst I’ve ever seen. YIPES!
The book has a four-star review on Lulu -- posted by the poet himself!
Gerard wants us to know that this is his finest work. That's not encouraging. Neither is the sloppy typing in the review itself.
Here's what the pathetic egomaniac put on GoodReads: "wonderful collection of poetry by Irish author ,this is a flowing melodic poetry of raw honesty, this ebook will delight tantalise and frustrate you for sure"
Gerard posted a promo on the Author Mingle Facebook page leading to the preview on Lulu.
If Gerard didn't care enough to produce a quality book, why should a reader care enough to invest time and money?