Sunday, 23 January 2011

Inflating reality...

Message in my Facebook inbox today...

"Please like my fan page so that my book gets into the rankings on Amazon. I need 2500 likes. Post the link on your wall please."

That would be a no from me. I'm one of those crazy people who believe that readers should decide the fate of a writer. You want to inflate figures by driving others insane? Maybe you ought to consider being a politician. They succeed through non truths…

Writing – put it out there. People will hate it or like it. That’s the reality and all the ‘likes’ in the world ain’t gonna make you any better than you are as the superficial always wears off.

Amarinda Jones
Penn Halligan
Be an Amarinda book