Update: Train Wreck

March 31st, 2005 · No Comments
by Booksquare

If we impart one piece of advice*, it will be that the wise person remains above the bad review fray. Beatrice follows up on last week’s train wreck. It seems that Sue Eccleston, the publicist for Windstream Publishing, cannot leave well enough alone. After a bout of unprofessional behavior**, she subsided, only to resurface when mentioned on another blog (we do not fear Eccleston). Beatrice did a little research that puts this story in more perspective. They say there is no such thing as bad publicity, but there is. The author of Leah’s Way, if anyone Google’s the title, will be tainted by his publicist’s reaction. Other authors who sign with the publisher (should that be the case) will have their own troubles.

* – Other than read and understand your contracts. Or hire someone who can explain every clause to you.
** – A bad review should not be pulled because it hurts the publisher’s feelings. Good authors use bad reviews to strengthen their craft.

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