Writing, Reading and Reviewing Books For Love

An interesting and eye-opening account of the plight of the career author in the 21st century… How the heck do we get our books out there?

SC Skillman Author

Compassion, respect and kindness are human qualities common to all regardless of any faith position. In this post, I’m making a plea for these three things in the online world of books.

APS on bookshelf at Kenilworth Books 13 Feb 2016 cropped image Even when readers buy physical books in bricks-and-mortar bookstores they often like to post a review online.

Recently I learned from my fellow authors of  something very sad which is happening on Goodreads – which I had previously been totally unaware of. See this article by Anne Rice here.

I have been aware that the dark side of human nature does indeed find outlets for expression on the internet but I had up to now been unconscious of the fact that this affects the world of reviewing books.

In today’s publishing scene, Amazon reviews are of great importance to a writer – though I sometimes wish they weren’t.  The fact remains a new review can lift an author’s spirits…

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One Response to Writing, Reading and Reviewing Books For Love

  1. scskillman says:

    Thank you for reblogging my post, Catherine! We do get our books “out there” – but with far more fierce determination, resilience and toughness, and a much thicker skin than authors (and indeed any artistic/creative types) are traditionally known for. I sometimes feel wistful for the days when authors could be elusive, enigmatic sensitive souls and still succeed.(like Harper Lee).

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