As a creator of content, you have to have a thick backbone. I’m still going through the stacks of hate-mail I received for calling John Mayer boring and one of the worst lyricists since Wesley Willis. But here’s the thing: you shouldn’t care about it. You just shouldn’t care. It just makes you look bad. Which is why it’s hilarious one author responded the way she did.
Candance Sams is the author of a book called Electra Galaxy’s Mr. Interstellar Feller. And no, I did not make that up. That’s the actual title of a book somebod pitched to a publishing company, and spent a lot of time and effort writing. But when a user gave the book one star, and ripped on it for being, “a sad excuse for romance, mystery, and humor,” she was attacked by a mysterious internet screen-name that wound up being the author herself. Who fought back, saying …
Authors rarely have full editorial control; rarely do they have even ‘scant’ control over their covers or the language used in dialogue or even sequencing of scenes.
I don’t know what’s sadder, that she wrote a book called Electra Galaxy’s Mr. Interstellar Feller, or that she’s trolling Amazon to make sure everyone liked it. And on top of that, claims that editors wrote her book. **
She then threatened to call the FBI on everyone. Proving that a lady crazy enough to write Electra Galaxy’s Mr. Interstellar Feller, is crazy enough to do other things.
**this entire post was written by Phil Fuller.