Snookie (whatever a ‘snookie’ may be) has a book. Barbara Bush’s dog Millie had a book. Sarah, the Gun-Touting Republican who wants to be Queen of America has a couple of books AND a movie. Even the Axis of Evil Administration has published books.
So why isn’t the Wall Street Journal screaming bloody murder about THEM?
If anything, the lies and partial truths (ghost writers and all) in the books mentioned above should have had the “Gatekeepers” slamming doors and throwing away the keys to the Publishing Kingdom.
Instead those jokers got paid BIG bucks to hire ghost writers and pretend they had something to say. Why is the Literary Establishment patting them on the back(side) and handing them wads of cash?
Nah – they’d rather point to the rise of ‘e-pulp fiction’ as the End of the World. It must be more fun that way.
So here are the links to the blog posts of ‘them that matters’ in the world of DIY publishing. These are better reading.
Joe Konrath : http://jakonrath.blogspot.com/2011/07/tsunami-of-crap.html
Kristine Katherine Rusch: http://kriswrites.com/2011/07/06/the-business-rusch-slush-pile-truths/
Micheal Stackpole: http://www.michaelastackpole.com/?p=2668
via David Gaughran