Publishing: That’s Not How It Works #rantaliciousness

This! A thousand times over!

Love's Last Refuge

It began on Face Book… No, wait. It began with anticipation, with having had positive experiences reading a particular author’s works. It began with seeing the posts about a new one, the reported word counts and the countdowns, the fans a’buzzing. Promises made.

It began with a purchase.


It ended like this:

A book I was very much anticipating, a book that is receiving adulation…
A book riddled with errors—grammatical, formatting, typos.
That book is just a muddled mess. It was pushed into self-publishing far too soon.
The author-reader compact once more broken.
I shall not be purchasing anything else by that author.

This hit a nerve apparently, my post on Face Book. I didn’t name names. I wasn’t about to publicly body slam an author in particular, not because I’m such a kind, caring individual, but because the problems are egregious, widespread, rampant, and overwhelmingly damaging to all authors who…

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About Darke Conteur
Darke Conteur is a writer at the mercy of her Muse. The author of stories in several genres, she prefers to create within the realms Science Fiction and Dark Fantasy. A pagan at heart, her personal goal it to find her balance within nature; exploring the dark through her stories and the light through her beliefs. When not writing or working with crystals, she enjoys knitting, gardening, cooking and very loud music.

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