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I read books, I write about books, I would probably marry a book if I could find one who liked me enough. Three words to describe me mature, irresponsible, contradictory, unreliable...oh...that's four...

Guide to Unethical Authors



Found a link to this article in my Twitter stream today and although I'm all for naming and shaming, this approach to picking out authors who cross the line in self-promo bothered me.


Why? Well if you're going to name names, shouldn't you be prepared to name yourself? The site's anonymous. There's no 'About'. There's also no supporting evidence beside references to documents and complaints. I'd like to see those, so I can make up my own mind.


It's a shame, because writers who buy reviews and followers only make life difficult for all writers who want to go it alone. I'd like these practices to stop. But I don't think this is the right way to do it.