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dakiwiboid From: dakiwiboid Date: December 28th, 2011 03:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Before I found this comment, I was considering reading this book to decide for myself whether I liked it.

I won't be doing that now. Inviting the reading public NOT to read your books is not a wise move for a writer.
Tom Kratman From: Tom Kratman Date: December 28th, 2011 03:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, puhleeze. Do you really think the 60 odd cents I get from a paperback matters? Or even two increments of them, including yours?

It really doesn't. And telling some particular person, "Hey, I'm not the writer for you," in advance, is only about 60 cents difference from him, or her, finding it out for themselves.

dakiwiboid From: dakiwiboid Date: December 28th, 2011 04:32 pm (UTC) (Link)

I know a number of novelists

and they've told me they need every reader they can get. If you keep treating your readers and potential readers this way, those 60 cent sales may well start declining. It starts with one reader talking to another reader, and soon the balance sheet looks a bit thinner. It's happened to other writers, and it might happen to you.
Tom Kratman From: Tom Kratman Date: December 28th, 2011 05:31 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: I know a number of novelists

I wonder if you're not trying to find offense where none is offered. That's pretty common is this decadent age.

Hmmm...let's try this: One might say, "Why you snivelling excuse for an illiterate "reader"! *&^%*(*^$#^!!! I expressly forbid you from reading my books. You're just too stupid." Now _that's_ offensive, as compared to: "I highly encourage you not to read my books. I am certain they will cntinue to offend you."

See the difference?
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