Caught wind of a group discussion on Twitter and Facebook wherein a reviewer/editor(?) responds to an author's request for a review on his/her self-published book. Not even sure anymore if it can be considered a review, as you'll see, he personally attacks the author's ability to write.
"...You're an embarrassment who deserves to fail. You should fail. Your work should not clutter up a server, and you definitely don't deserve any money for what you've written. I'm posting this response in my Facebook group to make this point. I'll extend you the courtesy of not revealing who you are--as if it would matter.How dare you think you're good enough? What dues have you paid? What makes you think for one minute you deserve to be called an author of middle grade literature? Go write YA. Go write adult fiction. Better yet, go write erotica, and stay away from the little human beings experiencing the golden age of reading...[ ]."
I am beside myself. The theme of the week from self proclaimed professionals seems to be that of haughtiness. As some of you might have caught wind, there was a new agent a couple of days ago who told writers they shouldn't bother to query her if they expected to make her wait when she offers. What's going on?
What are your thoughts, AW? Does this "reviewer" have any merit?