Stop Author Abuse!

This sort of thing has happened to me on Goodreads in a very mild form, but it was still hurtful. Reviews and comments cease to be useful when they have nothing to do about the book being reviewed. I stand behind this effort to stop Author Abuse!

The BookChick

http://www.rockofthecoast.com/razor/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Internet_Troll1.jpgI am making this post as a public service announcement. I just want to encourage all of my fellow readers and bloggers who are Goodreads members to disengage from attacking authors on the site. In the past couple of days, I have seen several Facebook posts by authors of different genres who have mentioned being attacked by readers. ‘Readers’ are one-starring pre-released books or dive bombing every book the author has ever written with one-star reviews. Why? Because these ‘readers’ feel as if the author has made some reprehensible infraction against the world of literature as a whole *eye roll*. I know…dramatic, right? But sadly, it’s true. The internet trolls have now taken up residence on Goodreads. They are pollinating the site with their vitriol against authors and fellow readers who might support the author or their book(s). At some point, we as a community of readers and authors…

View original post 578 more words

Advertisements