Great,frazzled post over at Paperback Writer today. She's putting into words all the things we think when receiving publishing scam spam.
Tuesday, February 08, 2011
Just. Not. Ready.
I always reserve the right to make fun of anyone who SPAMs me by e-mail, and this latest piece of work to clutter my inbox is simply begging for it:
Ready To Self-Publish?
No, but I'm fully prepared to rip someone's head off this morning, thank you for asking.
My name is [KINDNESS DUCT TAPE], and like you, I am a published author.
While I've never heard of you. But to be nice, I'll cover all the names in your e-mail with kindness duct tape. Okay, so what other things don't we have in common?
I have worked with traditional publishing houses, and I have self-published. Quite frankly, I have found that self-publishing is more fun, more satisfying, and more lucrative!
Really? Because we're both published authors, that means I, too, could have more fun, more satisfaction and make more money self-publishing. Wow. I should call New York right now and tell them to tear up my latest contract. Tell you what, you hold your breath while I do that.
But don't take my word for it. . . .
Read the rest of her rant here.