Sunday, August 08, 2010

Excellent Post on e-Books

Do Some Damage: "Other than improper use of grammar, mistakes regarding guns, and swearing, nothing seems to bother the legion of readers snapping up these Kindle books for $.99 with awful writing, poorly developed characters, and stories that just generally drip crap out of every electronic orifice.

And I'm not talking Dan Brown or James Patterson type bad. Those guys are All Stars compared to these amateurs. But it doesn't seem to bother readers. Sure, they'll comment on it in an Amazon review or whatever, but then mention that they still loved the story and will buy the next book by the author."


Fred Zackel said...

This gives me hope.

Charles Gramlich said...

The readers are really getting to speak their pieces, and sometimes it's not purty.

Anonymous said...

That's just sad. I know we're supposed to say "at least they're reading" but come on.

There's your Stephenie Meyer fan base, Bill.


Stephen B said...

E-publishing is, therefore, a good thing but it might prove the bane of those who want to read good books and excellent writers. Not silly, terrible stuff that should not have escaped the word processor.

Stephen B said...

A tongue twister, or just rather bad grammar, this is on the official quote on the official NewMoon page -

'' I looked up from the bright red blood pulsing out of my arm—into the fevered eyes of the six suddenly ravenous vampires.'')