Monday, July 11, 2011

The Tsunami of Crap

The Tsunami of Crap, article.

So readers aren't the ones perpetuating this stupid myth that the crap will destroy the world. It's the writers--specifically the legacy writers--who keep trotting this one out.
The reason for it is disappointingly obvious. Legacy writers no longer feel special, because now anyone with a book can sell it. Even worse, they can sell it for cheap, and get higher royalty rates, meaning these pretenders to the throne can actually make more than those who "earned" their spots in the pecking order by kissing legacy butt and waving around their rejections as badges of honor.

posted by Eolake Stobblehouse @ Monday, July 11, 2011   14 comments links to this post

14 Comments:

At 11 Jul 2011 17:16:00, Blogger The Dissonance said...

What a great read; thanks Eolake. I'm so nabbing this for my circle of friends. :O)

 
At 11 Jul 2011 18:07:00, Anonymous Tom Lewis said...

A few samples from this genius' rant:

This is bullshit, of course. A myth. A fabrication. One rooted in envy and fear.

So readers aren't the ones perpetuating this stupid myth

can actually make more than those who "earned" their spots in the pecking order by kissing legacy butt and waving around their rejections as badges of honor

Newsflash: there has always been crap, and always will be crap. Get over it.


What a great read; thanks Eolake. I'm so nabbing this for my circle of friends. :O)

You and your friends must be astonishingly stupid.

 
At 12 Jul 2011 02:34:00, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The dude who wrote that article probably has quite a collection of rejections from the "legacy publishers" he so hates. He thinks that self-publishing will be the route to fame and fortune. Too funny!

 
At 12 Jul 2011 13:59:00, Blogger eolake said...

I won't defend's Joe Konrad's slightly over-hyped writing style, but I'll say that he is actually already one of those who are doing very well with e-publishing, and was with traditional publishing also.

 
At 12 Jul 2011 17:17:00, Anonymous Tom Lewis said...

Based on the quality of that article, it's hard to believe he's had any success as a writer at all. Even if you agree with him, he did not express himself very well.

 
At 13 Jul 2011 05:34:00, Anonymous Jes said...

Dude, no offense, but you sound like you're having a little trouble expressing yourself, too. It's hard to take you seriously with that attitude.

 
At 13 Jul 2011 15:52:00, Blogger The Dissonance said...

Dunno. The word troll comes to mind.

 
At 14 Jul 2011 07:06:00, Anonymous tom lewis said...

you sound like you're having a little trouble expressing yourself, too.

I'm not. You wouldn't have said so were I expressing opinions you agree with. People are funny that way.

Dunno. The word troll comes to mind.

You're closer to being one than I am, as you have in common with Jes and most people that you express a negative opinion of those with whom you don't agree. Even Eolake admits to Konrath having a "slightly over-hyped writing style." Whether one agrees with Konrath or not, making unsuportable statements of opinion as though they were facts and repeatedly insulting anyone of a contrary opinion probably is not a good idea for an article you want to be persuasive not only for the already converted. Konrath maybe is not interested in gaining any new converts, as he appears to have to hand a hardcore bunch of sycophants who are fighting each other for the chance to kiss his ass. Most blog writers acquire these followers. They don't like contrary views, and will not often listen to reason.

 
At 14 Jul 2011 19:38:00, Blogger Dave Nielsen said...

It's hard to take you seriously with that attitude.

It seems to me he successfully expressed himself, then, as that was his problem with the writer of that article. The attitude gets in the way of what he's trying to say.

 
At 14 Jul 2011 22:43:00, Anonymous Jes said...

"I'm not. You wouldn't have said so were I expressing opinions you agree with. People are funny that way."

Eh not really, I didn't even read the article(or your entire comment). I'm just saying your attitude makes it hard to tell if you're being genuine or not. It sounds like you're just trying to provoke people.

 
At 15 Jul 2011 14:31:00, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It might be an idea to read the article first, numbnuts.

 
At 15 Jul 2011 17:18:00, Anonymous Jes said...

I'm not talking to you, Mr. Anonymous. There's hope for Tom, but you made it impossible for me to take you seriously a long ass time ago.

 
At 15 Jul 2011 17:43:00, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right back at you, dude. Of course, if you were the enlightened person you see yourself as you'd evaluate what someone says based on its own merits and not on who said it. But of course you're a fraud like everyone else. I give you another 10-12 years before you're ready to acknowledge that, though. You're still just a wet-behind-the-ears, punk kid.

 
At 15 Jul 2011 18:36:00, Anonymous Jes said...

Dude, I said I'm NOT talking to you. That means I won't be taking the time to read your comments. I know you don't want to talk to me either, so please don't waste your time.

 

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