Wednesday, 27 April 2011

False advertising…

I’m not a best selling author. That’s simple fact. My books sell sometimes lots. Sometimes not lots. Like me. Hate me. I’ll still dabble in the writing lark because I can.

However, there is a bunch of writers who will tell you they are best selling, famous, are adored by readers all over the world and a bunch of other stuff that is amazingly crapacious. Uh huh. Funny thing is I never see these “famous” author gals on the best seller lists they tell you they’re on. Why is that? Is it could be due to the fact they’re not actually best sellers in reality and they’re lying their arses off. Why bother? Lies are always uncovered.

The thing is that 95%of people who dabble in writing are not going to be famous or best selling. It’s fact. It’s a tough business that can break your heart and spirit if you let it and while, selling yourself is one thing and saving face is another, if you’re not ‘best selling’ then I would suggest you drop that ‘best selling’ tag and settle for that of “writer” and be damned grateful and amazed if someone puts down hard earned cash to buy your book.

Think about it…don’t we all get pissed off when we buy some whiz bang product that doesn’t live up to the hype? If you buy a book by a poodle carrying Rochelle Desdamona-Destiny Beauchamp, who tells you she’s a best selling romance writing diva and you take her word for it, and her book is crap and you can’t see her ever being on a best seller list then I would reckon you have every right to be pissed at her false advertising.

Not a best seller? That’s ok. Work on it but don’t use false advertising as you’ll look stupid when someone searches for your name in the best selling list and they can't find it. Ever. Pretty damn simple stuff there.

And yeah, you know who you are.


Abigail-Madison Chase said...

Well said.

Sandra Cox said...

You know on the other side of the coin, I've had 'best sellers' BUT they haven't been with large publishing houses so my 'best sellers' didn't necessarily translate into mucho sales.