Everybody and their brother’s writing a book


It wasn’t merely inevitable, it was probably forecast by the people who sit around and forecast this stuff.

Everybody and their brother’s now writing a book.

This isn’t necessarily bad, especially if it means more people find and buy my books or if more of those authors hire me to edit their books (although to be honest, I’m pretty darn backed up right now with the editing work. Go, me! And thanks to all my authors for their patience as I work through the queue to their manuscripts).

But this one? I dunno… maybe there are some books that shouldn’t be brought into the world. Maybe there are some people who shouldn’t try to seek out their fifteen minutes, you know?

Like this guy. He’s famous for punching out the legendary Glenn Danzig, and that’s about it. And now, eight years later, he’s compiling the hate mail he got and is putting it into a book.

Could be interesting, but the blurb from the official Facebook page is … full of grammatical errors. If that’s a sign of things to come, unless I’m about to be hired as the crack editor I am, I’ll pass on this one.

Most likely.

(As always, thanks to the guys at Metal Sucks for turning me on to the truly bizarre)



  1. Serena

    July 19, 2012 8:08 am

    Interesting..not sure I’d want to publish a book like that.

  2. Ann (bunnygirl)

    July 19, 2012 9:46 am

    I’m glad it’s gotten easier for people to publish niche books and stories, but I agree it’s a bit like the Wild West right now. In some respects I’m reminded of the early years of cinema. A lot of people got into it, most were mediocre at best, but it was also an intensely creative period that allowed a lot of talented people who might otherwise have remained obscure, to shine.

    Interesting times.

  3. Alice Audrey

    July 20, 2012 1:33 pm

    I’ve heard that 90% of those polled thought they would write a book someday. As a reader, this doesn’t necessarily make me happy.

  4. Dana Griffin

    July 22, 2012 12:05 pm

    This the catch 22 situation to us Indie authors. If we worked hard at mastering the craft and technique of good story telling, we’re lumped into the pile of the authors you mentioned here. The only way I feel for those seeking to make it as authors is to constantly strive improve our writing and pen GREAT engaging stories that will make people want to talk about.

    Thanks for posting this.

    I hope I didn’t have any grammatical errors in this response. 🙂

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