Friday, 7 October 2011

Oh for god sake....

There are some dumb arse publishers around. They're the ones who treat their authors like crap and then insist those pissed off authors then don’t talk to people about how dumb arsed the publisher – let’s call them Lusty Libido Publishing - is by having things like this under their signature…

In accordance with our paranoia and the fact that we don’t want people to know that we do really suck and we rip our authors off, the contents of this email are confidential. That means we will stamp our feet and pull faces if you distribute, copy, post, share, send smoke signals, use sign language or charades to make the contents available to anyone on earth, the galaxy and parallel universes. You need express permission from Lusty Libido Publishing or its drunken, psychopathic owner to speak about anything…at all.

Basically, that translated means they are scared shitless that someone will think they’re useless, inept, buggers who could not organize a piss up in a brewery. Let’s face it, if you’re doing the right thing by your authors, why do you need bullshit sig lines? You should not be worried if an author says something. Authors are allowed to do that. It’s called free speech.